This smoothie bowl pairs chocolate and cherries for mornings when you need a boost.
Servings: 1–2 (smoothie bowls)
1 cup non-dairy milk such as almond or organic soy milk
½ cup water (or to a desired consistency)
1 cup dark sweet cherries fresh or frozen, pitted
1 tsp cocoa powder
½ cup ice cubes
1 scoop (2.5 g) Collagen30 powder
5–6 thin slices of banana
¼ cup blueberries
1 tbsp. shelled hemp seeds
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
Blend for 30–60 seconds, until smooth.
Pour into a bowl, enjoy! Eat right away, it’s best when made fresh.
To make the smoothie scrumptious and rich, add ½ of a peeled, chopped frozen banana.
Cherries are a source of potassium, vitamin C, fibre, and antioxidants!
Chia seeds are small, but mighty in terms of a nutritional punch! One tbsp. of chia provides approximately 57 mg of calcium, 2 g of omega-3 fatty acids, 2 g of protein, and 4 g of dietary fibre.
Choose organic fruit when you can to reduce exposure pesticide residues.
To get the desired consistency, add or reduce the amount of water you use.
Frozen bananas add creaminess to your smoothie. Peel, chop, and store in a freezer bag.
Chia seeds, flaxseeds, and shelled hemp seeds also thicken smoothies if you prefer not to use a banana. All these seeds contain healthy fats, protein, fibre, and other nutrients, so it’s nice to have them all stocked in the pantry to choose from.
A powerful blender is the best choice when using frozen fruit and including ice cubes.
Follow the manufacturer’s suggestions for loading the blend for best outcome. For example, bottom-loading blenders often recommend adding the liquids first, followed by soft foods and powders, then frozen and ice cubes on top.
For convenience, have ½–1 cup water on hand if you need to reduce the thickness once blending has started.
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