Hot Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Hot Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Author: Amanda @ Running with Spoons

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp nut butter OR dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup*
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

  1. The night before, add all ingredients (except chocolate chips, if using) to the bowl of your blender and give it a stir to ensure that everything is well combined. Cover and place in fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight. This step isn't absolutely necessary, but allowing the oats to soak for a few hours will make them easier to blend and give you a smoother, creamier smoothie.**
  2. When ready to eat, blend on high until oats are fully broken down and a smooth and creamy consistency is reached.
  3. Transfer the smoothie to a small saucepan set over medium heat (adding chocolate chips, if using) and bring to a simmer or boil, depending on how hot you want it. If the smoothie is too thick, add an extra splash of almond milk until desired consistency is reached.
  4. When your smoothie reaches your preferred temperature, transfer it to a bowl, garnish with toppings of choice, and enjoy!

Notes:
* You can sub this with whichever liquid sweetener you have on hand.
** if you have no time to let your oats soak, you can simply skip to step 2 and 3, but then transfer your warm smoothie back to your blender and blend until it becomes creamy.

 Image credits:  Running with Spoons

Image credits: Running with Spoons

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