BM# 72: Week 1/ Day 3
Dish: Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
I had quite a few ideas to make for the last day of this week’s smoothies theme. But I finally decided to make this Chocolate smoothie bowl. All kind of bowls are very popular these days, you have rice bowls, grain bowls, smoothie bowls etc. etc. My previous attempts at making a smoothie bowl were not very successful. I actually was having trouble getting the right consistency. They were more like a smoothie in a bowl and I didn’t know what the big deal about was them.
I admire all the beautiful smoothie bowls people post on Instagram and Facebook, but sometimes I wonder how practical those bowls are to eat. They have unpeeled fruits and huge chunks of chocolate that are almost impossible to eat as is. Check this post on the Kitchn to see for yourself.Well even with all this, I tried this Chocolate smoothie bowl. I didn’t want to use banana to thicken the smoothie, I used oats instead. Soaking the oats, chia seeds with cocoa powder in milk overnight softens them, so they can be ground to a smooth consistency the next morning. Chia seeds help in thicken the smoothie and give it an almost pudding like texture. As for the toppings, I love some crunch, slight sweetness in my smoothie bowls. So I topped mine bowl with a sliced banana, pecans, cacao nibs and toasted coconut chips.