So, after ages without a recipe, I’m now surprising you to two within the space of two days!
All three of my boys had their first ever full day at nursery yesterday, so I had a blissful Tuesday to myself. There was time to enjoy a coffee in the garden while reading a book, time to work without having my leg pulled or needing to haul myself from the sofa to break up fights over Paw Patrol. And there was plenty of time to get busy in the kitchen.
Anyway, I was craving something chocolatey, and so I decided to create this sumptuous Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl with Caramelised Bananas. Yum.
For me, peanut butter and chocolate is one of the greatest combinations known to man. And, when you throw bananas into the equation…oh boy!
While there are lots of bananas in this bowl, it’s incredibly delicious, rich and tastes just like pudding. I added some vegan-friendly protein in mine because I enjoyed it before Kickboxing class (in fact, it’s the perfect pre-workout or post-workout rocket fuel, thanks to all those yummy carbs and protein), but you can omit this, if you’d prefer.
The beauty of smoothie bowls is that you can toss on whatever toppings you fancy! I had some fresh berries to hand, so I threw on those, and I also added some bananas caramelised in coconut oil and coconut sugar because they are DREAMY.
If you’d like your smoothie bowl to be more of a meal, or to keep that tum fuller for longer, then you could also try tossing in oats, chia seeds or whatever else comes to hand.
For me, anything when it contains chocolate and peanut butter just has to be good! 😉
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl With Caramelised Banana
- Serves 1-2
- 2 bananas, cut into slices and frozen
- 1 – 1/2 cups coconut or almond milk
- 2 tbsp Lucy Bee cacao
- 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 1 scoop Rejuvenated Chocolate Protein Smoothie
- 2 dates, pitted (I used Noori Ajwa dates)
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- Pinch salt
- For the caramelised banana (optional) –
- 1 banana, cut in half length-ways
- 1.5 tsp Lucy Bee coconut oil
- 1 tsp coconut sugar
- Peanut butter, chopped dark chocolate, fresh berries to top (optional)
- Start by making your caramelised banana. Heat the oil in a frying ban until melted and hot. Swirl the oil around the pan to spread it evenly, then sprinkle a touch of sugar over each of your banana slices. Place face down and cook until caramelised (a couple of minutes), then flip and cook on the other side. Set aside.
- In the meantime, make your smoothie by blending all ingredients together until completely smooth, adding more or less milk depending on the consistency desired (I like my smoothie bowl thicker as it holds toppings better and seems more satisfying!).
- Pour smoothie into two bowls, then top with your chosen toppings and the caramelised bananas. Enjoy!