Chocolate Almond Smoothie Bowl
This chocolate almond smoothie bowl is a healthy yet decadent breakfast that tastes like dessert!
Smoothie bowls are the easiest way to turn a simple drink into a proper meal, and what better way to do it than a chocolate almond smoothie bowl! I think smoothies can be a really healthy breakfast and a great option when you are on the go, but there is something so much more satiating about sitting down to eat a meal. I love the taste of smoothies, but I’ve never really enjoyed the process of drinking my breakfast; it’s very anticlimactic for me. I want to drink my coffee and eat my food.
On the mornings when I am in a rush after my workout, smoothies bowls are my go-to breakfast. You can pack a ton of nutrition into these little bowls but still whip them up in a hurry. I’ve previously shared my go-to recipe for my green smoothie bowl, but sometimes you just want something with a little chocolate. So why not do it at breakfast? The secret ingredient to any smoothie bowl is a frozen banana. You can certainly use a fresh banana, but using a frozen banana helps to provide a thicker consistency and keep the bowl nice and cold.
And finally, it’s important to remember that your breakfast smoothie or smoothie bowl should always be well balanced. By ensuring it has a good source of protein, carbohydrate and healthy fat it will help to balance your blood sugar, which keeps you fuller longer and reduces cravings. Learn how to master your morning smoothie and you’ll never miss a breakfast beat.
The toppings for this chocolate almond smoothie bowl are completely optional. Feel free to mix and max the toppings to create the smoothie bowl of your liking.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (optional)
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- Optional Toppings: Almonds, granola, cocoa nibs, banana, goji berries, seeds
- In a blender, combine banana, almond butter, coconut oil, protein powder and milk. (Always start with less liquid and add as required.)
- Blend until smooth and add more liquid if mixture is too thick. You’re looking for a soft-serve ice cream consistency, thick enough to eat with a spoon.
- Pour mixture into a small bowl, and sprinkle with toppings of your choice.
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie bowl
- Calories: 351 calories
- Sugar: 15 grams
- Fat: 16 grams
- Carbohydrates: 32 grams
- Fiber: 6 grams
- Protein: 25 grams