Triple chocolate mint bowl

Triple chocolate mint bowl

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Green Kitchen Smoothies
Serves
2

Placing this recipe in the Desserts chapter of the book felt like the right thing to do after we threw those dark chocolate squares on top! But if you take a peek at the ingredients, you’ll find that it’s actually quite a healthy snack. There’s even a whole avocado in it, although completely disguised by the dark chocolate and fresh mint flavours. This one is quite rich so you can keep the portion sizes small. And you can obviously just replace the chocolate granola with any granola that you have at home, for an even quicker recipe.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient

For the Chocolate & Quinoa Granola

Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon cold-pressed coconut oil
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon cacao powder
30g rolled oats
15g puffed quinoa
30g whole hazelnuts

For the Chocolate Smoothie

Quantity Ingredient
1 ripe avocado, stone removed
2 frozen bananas
4 tablespoon, cacao powder
2 tablespoons Nut butter
250ml soya milk
2-4 drops peppermint oil
or 4-8 fresh peppermint leaves

To serve

Quantity Ingredient
quality dark chocolate
or raw vegan refined sugarfree chocolate squares
whole hazelnuts

Method

  1. Start by making the granola. Melt the coconut oil and maple syrup in a frying pan (skillet) on a low heat. Stir through the cacao powder and mix until well combined and silky smooth. Add the oats, quinoa and hazelnuts, stir to coat in the oil mixture and toast over a medium heat for about 5 minutes or until golden. Set aside to cool on parchment paper in the fridge (or freezer) while you prepare the chocolate smoothie.
  2. Scoop the flesh out of the avocado and add it to a blender along with the rest of the chocolate smoothie ingredients. Blend on a high speed until completely smooth. Taste and adjust the mint flavour to your liking by adding more peppermint oil or leaves if necessary.
  3. To assemble, pour into two small bowls (three are featured in the photo) or four miniature ones. Finish with a sprinkling of the granola and a few hazelnuts. Top with a chocolate square and serve.

Note

  • The photo features a double recipe
Tags:
vegetarian
healthy
smoothies
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