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Smoothie bowls are all the rage right now, and this is one to try! I like the idea of a bowl vs. a smoothie because you can actually chew some of the items in the bowl (ie: cacao nibs and crushed almonds). This process of chewing your food vs. sipping it through a straw is a very important part of the brain's requirement to become full and satiated during a meal.

From a nutrition standpoint, this bowl is packed with nutrients, and offers a healthy dose of high-fiber carbs and heart-healthy unsaturated fat. The chlorella won't change the flavor much, but will certainly brighten up the color!

INGREDIENTS:
» ¼ cup plain unsweetened almond milk
» 1 ½ frozen bananas
» 1/3 avocado
» 1 cup packed baby spinach
» ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
» 1 to 2 drops pure peppermint extract
» ¼ tsp chlorella*, optional.
» 1 Tbsp cacao nibs or carob chips
*Chlorella is an amazing detoxifier and immune booster. It's rich in vitamin B12, chlorophyll and protein.

TOPPINGS:
» 2 tsp crushed almonds
» 1 tsp raw cacao nibs or carob chips
» 1 tsp hemp seed hearts

INSTRUCTIONS:
Add all ingredients except cacao nibs to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and fold in cacao nibs. Serve with toppings of your choice. Enjoy!