If the following three words mean anything to you, then this recipe may not require further explanation: bowl of Nutella.
OK, so this chocolate hazelnut smoothie bowl doesn’t actually contain Nutella, but the combination of chocolate and hazelnuts comes pretty close. If you’re unfamiliar with Nutella, it’s an Italian chocolate-hazelnut spread that’s taken America by storm. It can be slathered on toast, combined with bananas in a crepe, or squeezed onto your froyo when you’re having a “me” day. It’s amazing, and very high in sugar.
Our healthful interpretation of the chocolate-hazelnut delight contains much less sugar and is higher in protein, making it a nutritious meal that tastes more like a cheat treat than a fiber-packed power bowl.
This Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie Bowl is as simple to make as a normal glass of Shakeology; just throw it all in a blender and watch it whirl. However, it offers a thicker consistency — perfect for enjoying with a spoon. Plus, it’s garnished with shredded coconut and chopped dark chocolate for texture and sweetness, along with a sprinkling of sesame to add savory balance. It’s hard to believe this chocolate hazelnut smoothie bowl is actually good for you, but believe it! Miracles do happen.
Tip: The higher the percentage of cacao in chocolate, the better. Look for chocolate that is at least 70 percent cacao or higher.
Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie Bowl
Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving
¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
2 Tbsp. chopped raw hazelnuts
1 cup ice
1½ tsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
1½ tsp. sesame seeds
1 Tbsp. chopped dark chocolate
1. Place almond milk, Shakeology, hazelnuts, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
2. Place smoothie in a medium bowl. Top with coconut, sesame seeds, and chocolate; serve immediately.
Recipe Adapted from: Beachbody Blog
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