2016-08 Chocolate Goji Berry Smoothie Bowl Foodtrients (6 of 6)

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Chocolate Goji Berry Smoothie Bowl

This decadently rich chocolate smoothie bowl tastes like an indulgence, but it’s actually a rich source of energy-promoting carbohydrates, plant-based protein, and healthy fats. Cacao powder is similar to cocoa powder, but has no sugar, milk, or cocoa butter in it. It is simply ground cacao pods or beans, not treated with alkali powder. Cacao nibs are a larger grind of the pod. Serve these smoothie bowls for breakfast or dessert and feel free to use your own favorite toppings!

Goji berries are packed with beneficial antioxidants and anthocyanins that help protect our cells from damage, inhibit the growth of cancer cells, and improve capillary function in the brain, eyes, and skin. Raw cacao nibs and powder and even processed cocoa powder all have catechins that inhibit and fight cancer cells, help to lower cholesterol, stimulate metabolism, and even reduce your risk of heart disease.

Serves 1

¼ cup goji berries, plus additional 1-2 Tbs. for topping, rehydrated by soaking in water for about 5 minutes
1 large frozen banana
2 Tbs. cacao powder
2 Tbs. hemp seeds (substitute with flax or chia seeds if desired)
½ cup unsweetened soy milk (or milk of choice)
Toppings: 1-2 Tbs. each cacao nibs, coconut flakes, and remaining goji berries

1. Drain goji berries and combine with banana, cacao powder, hemp seeds, and soy milk and blend on high until smooth.
2. Transfer to a bowl and top with additional goji berries, cacao nibs, and coconut flakes immediately before serving.

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