Kicking off Friday with a banana cacao smoothie bowl! Just to get one thing straight- cacao is not the same as cocoa. While cacao and cocoa both come from the same place, the way they are processed impacts their nutritional content. Cacao products are generally less processed and a healthier alternative to cocoa. Cacao powder has a rich chocolaty taste but is full of minerals and can have antioxidant effects. It does taste bitter by itself so I like to balance it out with a frozen banana in my smoothies. And might I add, this smoothie bowl legit tastes like a chocolate milkshake 😋🍌🍫
Note: This recipe is labeled as vegan, but is topped with bee pollen (optional). If you are trying to follow a vegan diet, you may want to skip the bee pollen topping.
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen riced cauliflower
1.5 tbsp cacao powder
1 scoop of collagen peptides
1 scoop of nut butter or 1/4 avocado
Cinnamon to taste
About 1.5 cups almond milk or add until you get the right consistency
Optional: 2 fresh medoolan dates for added sweetness
Toppings: cacao nibs and honey bee pollen
Blend until smooth and top with smoothie toppings!