Today’s recipe is sponsored by my friends at MadeGood. As always all opinions and thoughts are my own and I only post about brands I buy and my family loves.
It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks the girls will be heading back to school. There is so much to do, but I’m focusing on soaking up these last days of summer break and all the moments before they do. One thing I won’t have to worry about is how they will start their day as I have some fun new healthy ways to start their school days. This Brownie Batter Smoothie Bowl made with MadeGood Chocolate Chip Granola Minis will be on the menu their first week back.
Yes chocolate for breakfast! Trust me, this is mom approved yet so good it will get you major brownie points and maybe even lock in Mom Of the Year! They won’t even know there is a full serving of vegetables in the MadeGood Chocolate Chip Granola Minis!
There are two versatile options, a nutritious healthy packed smoothie bowl topped with Made Good Chocolate Chip Granola Minis, or, for a quick on the go option, a smoothie version paired with MadeGood Chocolate Chip Granola Minis
Packed with protein, fiber, and whole food nutrition to keep your child (and you because you’ll want one too) fueled and focused!
So what’s in the smoothie, a don’t knock it until you try it combo that might surprise you. Especially the secret ingredient… chickpeas! My teen who isn’t a fan of chickpeas loves this smoothie and was shocked when I told her they were in it. She usually can detect them so I was surprised when she couldn’t.
Chickpeas. They are packed with protein, fiber, iron, vitamins and minerals.
Bananas. The fruit adds a little sweetness, potassium, fiber, and carbs.
Non-dairy milk. Select your favorite, whether it be coconut, almond or even a plant-based pea milk. I try to opt for an unsweetened version so I can control the amount of sugar and sweetness in the smoothie.
Dates. Not only are they a natural sweetener, the fruit adds vitamins, minerals and a boost of energy to the drink. They’re also heart healthy and help with digestive health.
Cacao powder. It provides that natural chocolate flavor, antioxidants, and minerals. It also helps reduce stress and balance energy. Chocolate protein can also be used for extra protein and nutritional boost, some (like the one we use) also add in probiotics.
MadeGood Chocolate Chip Granola Minis. They’re organic, gluten-free, non-GMO project verified and contain the nutrients in one full serving of vegetables.
MadeGood uses only the highest quality, ethically sourced ingredients featuring whole grain oats and dried fruit to make tasty and nutritious granola bites. For those with food allergies, you’ll be happy to know all MadeGood snacks are made in a facility free from the most common food allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish, gluten, and sesame. Packed with vitamins and minerals, they’re a great addition to this Brownie Batter Smoothie Bowl Made Good and the perfect snack to pack in lunch boxes, and snack on after school!
A healthy breakfast, chocolate, mom approved, and happy kids is a great way to start any day!
|Prep Time||5-10 minutes|
|Passive Time||2 hours|
- 2/3-3/4 c non dairy milk (1c for smoothie version)
- 1/3 c frozen chickpeas, rinsed and drained before freezing
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 TBSP cacao powder
- 1 Medjool date, pitted (optional if using protein powder)
- 1 package MadeGood Chocolate Chip Granola Minis
- Rinse and drain chickpeas and freeze in 1/3 cup containers or bags, one will make 3 smoothies.
- In a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, blend everything except the MadeGood Granola Minis until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl or glass and top or serve with MadeGood Granola Minis.
Note if you’re adding chia seeds to the smoothie, you may need to add a little extra non-dairy milk to reach your desired consistency depending on how thick you like your smoothies.
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How creative to add chick peas in here for more protein! I love this idea
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Thank you, it makes it thick and creamy too!
CHICKPEAS?! Friggin love this idea!!!!!! SO dang genius! I have yet to experiment with chickpeas in the sweet treats department!
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Thank you, you have to try it!
You had me at brownie batter! This is totally next level!
Can’t go wrong with dessert for breakfast, espcially when it’s healthy and delicious!
Well I don’t see how a brownie batter smoothie bowl could be made bad, hehe. That looks delicious and love those little Made Good hits on top!
That you Alisa! My girls love MadeGood snacks.
Kaleigh @ Lively Table
I’ve never used chickpeas in a smoothie before. What a great idea! I’m all for chocolate at breakfast!
You’ll have to give it a try, it makes it thick and creamy and adds protein!
Emily @Sinful Nutrition
Brownie batter for breakfast? Count me in! Such a neat idea!
Yes and it’s a healthy breakfast, grab a spoon!
Yes and it’s healthy so grab a spoon!!
I think it’s safe to say this will be a big hit for breakfast! So easy which is what busy mornings call for!
Yes winning major brownie points for mom!