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chocolate smoothie bowl with toppings

Chocolate Smoothie Bowl


Description

This Chocolate Smoothie Bowl recipe is full of healthy ingredients and rich chocolate flavor. Serve it as a satisfying breakfast or snack. Dairy-free and vegan.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup unsweetened plant milk (I used almond milk)
  • 2 frozen bananas, broken into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter or peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • Optional toppings (see the notes for suggestions)

Instructions

  1. In the base of a high-speed blender like a Vitamix, combine your milk, frozen banana chunks, frozen mango, chia seeds, nut butter, and cocoa powder.
  2. Turn on high and use a tamper to push the frozen fruit into the blade of the blender. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender to ensure that everything gets smooth and creamy.
  3. Try not to add any extra liquid to the blender as it will cause your smoothie bowl to be less thick.
  4. Once the mixture is thick and creamy, divide it between two serving bowls.
  5. Add any additional toppings (see notes) and serve immediately.

Notes

  1. Look for frozen mango chunks in the freezer section of your local grocery store.
  2. To freeze your bananas, let them get ripe and spotted. Break them or slice them into chunks and freeze flat on a baking sheet. Then, transfer the frozen banana chunks to a ziptop bag for storage or use them right away.
  3. Feel free to get creative with your smoothie bowl toppings! Some suggestions include: two tablespoons shredded coconut, one tablespoon cacao nibs, two tablespoons granola, half of a sliced ripe banana.
  4. You can cut this recipe in half to make one serving. Or, you can double it to make 4 servings.
  5. If you want to serve this smoothie bowl as a meal replacement, feel free to add 1-2 scoops of your favorite unsweetened protein powder to help increase the protein content.
  6. Smoothie bowls are best served right after they are made. Otherwise, they tend to melt and become more of a traditional smoothie texture.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: dairy-free chocolate smoothie, smoothie bowl recipe, vegan smoothie bowl