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Choco-Berry Smoothie Bowl

by Rachel Evans
on 16th March 2017
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This chocolate berry milkshake has a secret ingredient to make it extra creamy and I bet you’ll never guess what it is!

No- it’s not banana. It’s butter beans!

Choco-Berry Smoothie Bowl

5 - 1 review

You might think it’s weird to add beans to a smoothie but when they are blended up they add a creamy taste and texture. Beans are also a good source of protein to make this smoothie more filling. Give it a go and see what you think – you could even make it for your family and get them to guess what’s in it.

Top tip: Make sure to rinse the beans well and you won’t be able to taste them.


  • 250ml oat milk (or milk of choice)
  • 80g frozen blueberries
  • 80g strawberries
  • 1/2 can (120g) butter beans
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder or extract
  • 1 date (optional)
  • 6 ice cubes
Prep Time


  1. Drain the butter beans and rinse them well.

  2. Choose ‘Blend’ with ‘Auto-iQ Boost’.

  3. Once the smoothie has blended pour it into a bowl and add toppings of your choice sugar as granola and fresh fruit.

Rachel Evans

Hi. I'm Rachel and through my Healthy & Psyched website I want to make health and well-being accessible to everyone, from health-nuts to people who are just curious or even intimidated. Through my Instagram, Twitter & Facebook you'll find plant-based recipes, wide-ranging lifestyle tips and reviews. I hope you'll be inspired in the kitchen and learn how to make healthy tweaks to your lifestyle.
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