Coffee mocha smoothie bowl – a creamy treat without regrets
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This summer is hot. And I don’t know about you, but I definitely lose my appetite for hot meals at these temperatures. Because it is not advisable to eat only watermelon in the long run, I’ll tell you the best alternative today: A super creamy Smoothie Bowl, which even convinces as an airy light dessert.
This recipe will be especially appealing for the coffee and chocolate lovers among you. I serve this bowl not only as a light lunch, but also as a fluffy dessert for guests. And you know what? I was asked if this smoothie is a chocolate mousse. Well, if that’s not a compliment!
The base – you may already have guessed it – is silken tofu. I just love using it because it gets an airy consistency as soon as you mix it. It is very similar to a pudding, a dessert with egg white or – as already mentioned – a mousse. By the way, Silken Tofu hardly tastes like anything. That’s the great thing about it. Because it is so tasteless, the base can be completed with so many different flavours. In this case coffee and cacao.
But now I’ll tell you what else is in my new favourite bowl…
You’ll need (for two smaller bowls or a large portion):
- 300 grams silken tofu
- 2 frozen bananas
- 5 normal sized dates, pitted (or 3 Medjool dates)
- 2 coated tablespoons raw cocoa powder
- a handful of strong coffee beans (unground, approx. 20-25 pieces)
- optional: a pinch of vanilla
Put all ingredients together in a blender and mix until a creamy and pudding like mixture is formed. Using fresh and whole coffee beans is essential in this recipe. Because this is the only way to get the really tasty mocha taste and also the little pieces that remain give the smoothie a slight crunchy effect – trust me! 😉
I like to serve the smoothie in a bowl and decorate it at will. It tastes especially good here as topping…
- cocoa nibs
- raw vegan chocolate
- coffee beans
- sprouted buckwheat
If you prefer to serve it in a glass, I would stretch the smoothie with some vegetable milk to make it less thick.
And another little tip: If you don’t like bananas, you can simply replace them with frozen mango. This also works wonderfully!
So, now I wish you a lot of fun while trying this super simple but tasty summer recipe. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram with @aniahimsa so I can see your creations too.
See you soon and all love,