Chocolate for breakfast? Yes, you can with this ever so, oh-so-delicious Chocolate Smoothie Bowl! Made with only 5 ingredients this smoothie bowl is simple to make, and totally filling, perfect for breakfast!
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Smoothie bowls have been all over my Instagram feed for ages now. I finally decided to give one a whirl over Christmas break, and Kelsie and I have been hooked ever since. We have probably made every smoothie, that we’ve ever concocted, into a smoothie bowl, topped with fruit, peanuts, granola, chocolate, peanut butter, etc.
You can pretty much turn any smoothie into a smoothie bowl, and just top it with ingredients that are in your smoothie, or ones that will pair really well with it. You can have smoothie bowls for breakfast, lunch, snack, or even dessert. We like eating them for breakfast since we’ve always enjoyed smoothies for breakfast.
But, unlike a smoothie, a smoothie bowl won’t leave your tummy growling in an hour. Maybe it’s because you’re eating this with a spoon, as opposed to sipping it through a straw?! Who knows! The one thing we can all agree on is, smoothie bowls are one of the tastiest breakfast ideas ever.
WHAT IS THE BEST BLENDER FOR SMOOTHIE BOWLS?
I’ve used several cheap versions, and have found that hands down every time, the best bang for your buck is the one I have in my kitchen now, this Ninja blender/food processor. It’s less than $35, and it will turn ice cubes into snow. <— the kind you can make snow balls with.
Chocolate Smoothie Bowl ingredients:
- peanut butter
- cocoa powder
- vanilla yogurt
How do you make a chocolate smoothie bowl?
- Toss the ingredients into a high powered blender, and blend and pulse until smooth. If you want your smoothie bowl a little thinner, just add in a little more milk. A couple of tablespoons at a time.
- Once smooth, pour into a bowl, and pop in the freezer for about 10 minutes. You can totally skip the freezer step. I only do this to keep all my toppings afloat a little longer. Kelsie likes pulling a little bit of the topping in with a spoonful of smoothie.
- Top this smoothie bowl with a freshly sliced banana, chopped/shaved chocolate, and a tablespoon of melted peanut butter.
Feel free to swap out the milk for your favorite dairy free alternative. I’ve made this with vanilla almond milk, and it was quite yummy!
Swap the peanut butter for almond butter, or your favorite nut butter. Can’t have nuts or peanut butter? Leave it out!
You can swap out the vanilla yogurt for greek yogurt, or a favorite dairy free substitute.
Can you make a dairy free Chocolate Smoothie Bowl?
Yep! Just see my substitutions listed above.
This makes a large smoothie bowl and can easily be shared among two people.
Here are a couple of other smoothie recipes that you may enjoy:
- 1 banana, sliced and frozen
- 1/2 cup milk, more if wanting a thinner smoothie bowl
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 cup ice
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
- Blend all ingredients together in a high powered blender until smooth. Pour into a bowl, and top with your favorite toppings. We topped ours with 1/2 sliced banana, 1 tablespoon melted peanut butter (30 seconds in the microwave), and chopped semi-sweet chocolate.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 538Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 9gSugar: 40gProtein: 19g