Breakfast Bowl: Banana Almond Crumble

As I’v mentioned in previous posts, I usually start the morning with a jumbo juice or smoothie for breakfast and then begin eating solids about two or three hours later. This morning, however, I woke up with a monstrous appetite and really wanted something a little heartier than a juice or smoothie. Considering my kitchen counter was over flowing with über ripe bananas, I decided to go all out with this mouth-watering banana almond crumble bowl. Since I did consume all of my fat intake right in the beginning of the day, my lunch was a leafy green salad with cauliflower rice and dinner was a massive spinach, strawberry, blueberry, banana smoothie, and, as always, I also snacked on some dates throughout the day. But one thing I can say is that this bowl of pure raw delicious goodness kept me truly full for a solid five hours after consumption–every last lick!

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serving: One breakfast bowl

  • Ingredients:
  • 3 bananas
  • 1.5 TBSP raw carob powder
  • 1 cup ice
  • 3 Medjool dates
  • 1/2 TSP cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP whole raw walnuts
  • 2 TBSP whole raw almonds
  • 1 TSP raw cocoa nibs
  • 1 TSP raw shredded coconut

Directions:

Base:

1. Blend 2 banans, carob powder, and ice until smooth and pour into a bowl.

Layer:

2. Layer slices of one banana on top of the banana carob blend.

Crumble:

3. In a food processor, combine dates, cinnamon, walnuts, and almonds and process until the ingredients are finely chopped into a solid crumble. Pour the crumble over the sliced bananas and top the bowl with a sprinkle of cocoa nibs and shredded coconut. So easy, so delicious!

8 responses to “Breakfast Bowl: Banana Almond Crumble

    • While it may sound odd, you could use avocado in place of the bananas. While there is a lot of fat in avocado, it actually blends nicely with the carob powder to form a nice creamy custard. You could also soak 1/8 to 1/4 cup of chia seeds in water for about 2 hours and then blend the “pudding” with the carob, but again high in fat. While I have yet to try it, you could give apples a shot? Blending apples with the carob would create a chocolaty apple sauce, which could be tasty and also fat free! Hope this helps and that you give it a try because the crumble on top is really delicious 😀

    • For the crumble? You can definitely give it a try and it should work. If your blender has a “pulse” button, I would use that. Just be careful because if you over blend the mixture will turn into a paste. If the mixture does become too smooth, you can always break it up with your fingers, it will still taste delicious!

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