Calling all smoothie lovers! Calling all chocolate lovers!
If you've got a sweet tooth but still want a healthy breakfast in the morning, I've got the perfect breakfast smoothie recipe for you!
Well, it's actually a smoothie bowl.
But it doubles as a thicker smoothie recipe too!
Either way, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Smoothie Bowl is a great way to satisfy those chocolate cravings while getting in healthy fats, protein, and a serving of fruit.
I'm so excited to share this recipe because it was actually developed by one of my followers!
Back in May, I did a giveaway where one lucky winner would have the opportunity to create a recipe with me, start to finish, and I would publish it on my blog.
Abby, the winner, chose the recipe type, the ingredients, and even the presentation of it all, then I tested it and photographed it.
And let me tell you, it's INCREDIBLE.
It's thick, creamy, and literally tastes like dessert.
Another reason you'll love this smoothie bowl is because it's macro friendly, which means there's a balanced ratio of fats, carbs, and protein.
Let's compare the peanut butter chocolate smoothie from Jamba Juice with this smoothie bowl recipe:
Don't get me wrong, the Jamba Juice smoothie is a good smoothie, but it has less protein and way more carbs and sugars, which means your blood sugar will soar then crash. Not to mention the extra cost of buying it once!
For the full ingredient list with measurements, see the recipe card at the bottom of the blog post.
If you only have a fresh banana, I recommend adding at least half a cup of ice cubes to the blender. Continue to add ice cubes until your smoothie bowl reaches the desired consistency. I recommend using a ripe banana for an extra sweet smoothie bowl.
Swap the chia seeds for flax seeds or hemp seeds!
Feel free to use any non-dairy milk you like, including oat milk, cashew milk, or soy milk. You could even use coconut milk for some extra creaminess, but please note that that will also add extra fat and calories.
For a boost of extra nutrients, add your favorite leafy greens like spinach or kale.
Add a drizzle of natural peanut butter on top! You could even do almond butter or cashew butter if you wanted.
Melt sugar free chocolate chips with a bit of coconut oil to make a chocolate shell. Pour over your smoothie bowl, then flash freeze for 10 minutes before serving.
For this recipe, I love using extra banana slices, a drizzle of creamy peanut butter, and chia seeds.
You could also add a drizzle of sugar free maple syrup for a touch of sweetness or toasted unsweetened coconut shavings.
Check out the "substitutions and variations" section above for all my recommendations!
The crunch of avocado toast would be a great pair to the creamy texture of a smoothie bowl. You could also try a stack of pancakes or a bagel with cream cheese.
They can be. It's important to choose a smoothie bowl recipe that has protein and fat in it, not just fruit. By including carbs, fats, and protein, you'll stay fuller longer and improve your metabolism, which will eventually help with weight loss.
Sure! Just make sure you have a larger model like this one so there's enough room to blend the frozen fruit with the rest of the ingredients.
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The next time you need a healthy smoothie recipe, skip the smoothie shops and make this healthy chocolate avocado smoothie bowl! It's so easy to make and it's full of nourishing ingredients too.
Be sure to leave a star rating and review if you try the recipe so other readers know how you liked it!
Thick, creamy, and packed with protein, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Smoothie Bowl is a delicious healthy smoothie bowl recipe. It's made with banana, avocado, protein powder, and almond milk and it's gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free.
*If you have a bag of pre diced frozen avocado, use 1/4 cup frozen diced avocado. See blog post for more information.
**You can also use frozen cauliflower florets, but those might not blend as well as the rice.
Nutrition facts are a calculated estimate of 1 smoothie bowl, with and without toppings.
Serving: 1 bowl / Calories: 550 / Fat: 24g / Saturated fat: 1g / Carbohydrates: 50.9g / Fiber: 14.1g / Sugar: 18.5g / Protein: 32g
Serving: 1 bowl / Calories: 385 / Fat: 14.2g / Saturated fat: 0g / Carbohydrates: 33.2g / Fiber: 10.3g / Sugar: 10g / Protein: 35.6g
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