You know those days when you just want to hide from the world under a blanket and eat chocolate for dinner? Everyone has bad days sometimes and THAT'S OK! Taking a day off to rest instead of working out and, yes, eating chocolate for dinner every once in a while won't kill you. And while you're at it, put up your feet, make yourself insanely comfortable and enjoy that chocolate to the fullest. 100 % guilt-free! We're always so pressured to be perfect with what we do and eat. Yes, of course working out and eating healthy is super important. But I think that it's equally important to listen to your body and rest when it's asking you to do so. Pushing yourself to go to the gym even though you feel sick/achy/extremely tired is maybe not the best idea. And forcing down a kale salad even though your brain almost screams for chocolate is maybe not the best idea either. Just give yourself a break sometimes! And if you have the energy for a simple recipe, continue reading below.
This is the ultimate comfort food for chocolate lovers. This smoothie is very sweet, creamy and so so delicious. It also tastes much more unhealthy than it actually is, and is the perfect sweet fix for chocolate cravings.
The smoothie is nice and thick and served in a bowl topped with the simplest but most delicious oat topping. The topping is a mixture of oats, dates, coconut, vanilla and cinnamon and it's sweet and chewy and super simple to make. Make a double batch when you're at it, because this stuff is crazy addicting.
Eat this a a snack, dessert or even as a luxiourious weekend breakfst. Enjoy!
Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
1 banana, peeled, chopped and frozen
2 fresh dates, pitted
Pinch vanilla bean powder
1 cup (2 dl) plant milk
1-2 tbsp raw cacao powder (or regular cocoa)
Optional: 1/4 avocado or 2 tbsp hulled hemp seeds (for extra creaminess)
Blend until completely smooth and creamy.
Coconut & Cinnamon Oat Topping
1 small jar
1 1/2 cup (3 dl) rolled oats
1/2 cup (1 dl) coconut chips or flakes
1/5 tsp vanilla bean powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
6-8 fresh dates, pitted
Mix all ingredients in a food processor until the mixture has the consistency of granola. Add more dates if needed. Keep in a jar in the fridge.