Chocolate Beetroot Vegan Smoothie Bowl
chocolate beetroot vegan smoothie bowl
Oh my beeting heart, this smoothie bowl makes me weak at the knees. So you’ve most probably had raw beets in your salad, or chowed them roasted in a wrap or even on a pizza, but how about in your smoothie bowl? Beetroot powder has become one of my fave things to include in my breakfasts. Not only does it make the colour pop but it has some health benefits too. It’s a powerful superfood and full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals all contained in its impressive pigment that supports health across the entire body.
Like the whole beetroot veg, the powder has the same benefits but is in a highly concentrated form. Just one teaspoon of your average beetroot powder is the equivalent of an entire beet! Jeepers!
Beetroot powder is heart protective, keeps your blood pressure in check, fights inflammation, improves digestive help, supports brain health, improves athletic performance and fights against cancer.
Don’t like beets? No problem. You can barely taste it in this recipe ;)
With the earthy tones from the beetroot, the euphoric chocolate goodness emanating from the cacao, the date sweetness, the banana creaminess, the berry fruitiness, and the slight zing zing from the ginger, this vegan breakfast smoothie bowl is out of this world. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
This smoothie bowl is 100% vegan and raw, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free, super duper easy to make, creamy, dreamy and has a lovely little vegetable in it too.
3 frozen bananas
1-2 cups frozen berries
1/2 cup non-dairy milk (omit if you want the texture to be thicker, like ice cream)
1 Tbsp beetroot powder
1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp cinnamon
A tiny knob of ginger, peeled (optional)
A few drops of vanilla essence
Edible flowers and cacao nibs, for garnish
It’s so simple. All you need to do is throw everything in a blender and wizz, wizz away! Add more non-dairy milk (or water) to thin it out. If you prefer, leave out the liquid all together for a thicker, denser nice cream. You may need a food processor in this instance.
Go wild and top your bowl with your favourite toppings! Some other yummy toppings include coconut yoghurt, hazelnuts, chia seeds, coconut shreds or dried mulberries.
Pictures by Sally Mackay Photography.