Chocolate Cherry Coconut Smoothie Bowl

smoothie bowlThree of my current first world problems:

  • Its too hot and humid outside for my liking
  • I’m spending an arm and a leg on fresh, organic cherries weekly
  • The Red Sox are playing terribly and losing like, every day

While I can’t do anything about the Red Sox (except continue to hope and pray and all that jazz), I luckily can work on the other two.

Because the weather is sweltering, some mornings I just cannot start the day with a hot breakfast. I need a smoothie bowl of some sort. Something cold and filling. Filling without it being wicked heavy. And filled with nourishing ingredients. That’s a must.

In my bag of good stuff from the Whole Foods Market on P Street that I got as part of a promotion for their Ready for Action bags (on sale Saturday, June 27 at 10am), I received a sample packet of Organic Plant Protein in a chocolate flavor. I usually opt for vanilla flavored powders if I’m ever buying protein powder so I was kind of excited to get a chocolate flavor. Any excuse for me to eat chocolate as part of a real meal, honestly.

And this protein powder is grain free, gluten free, dairy free, and soy free. There are 15 g. of protein per serving and has less than 1 g. of sugar. Most importantly- it tastes GOOD.

On a particularly hot DC morning, I made myself a smoothie bowl using the powder and some other good stuff in my kitchen. One thing being frozen cherries! Even though cherries are in season right now and I buy them from time to time (aka every week), its nice to have the option to buy frozen ones at a better price for use in things like smoothies and sauces (have you ever made cherry bbq sauce before? yum!).

Here’s my recipe:

  • 1 serving of organic plant protein- chocolate flavor (or your choice of protein powder- try and get a chocolate flavor though!)
  • 1 tbs. grass-fed gelatin/collagen
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup overflowing of frozen cherries
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • Toppings: raw cacao nibs + shredded coconut
  • You could also throw in some maca powder which I’m sure would be good!

Blend everything together and eat with your choice of toppings!smoothie bowl 3smoothie bowl 2Slurrrrrrp.

Thanks again to the Whole Foods Market on P Street for this opportunity to try out some products from the store.

Keep it wicked healthy.


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