Mocha Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Mocha Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

You’re going to love this Mocha Chocolate Smoothie Bowl. It has all the healthy goodness of a smoothie…in a bowl. You can top with dried fruit, flaked coconut, chopped peanuts, sliced bananas or strawberries, or chia seeds. Gluten-free, dairy-free, no refined sugar added, and paleo friendly.  

If you’re anything like me, you’re wondering what this smoothie bowl craze is all about when you can just drink ’em? I mean, why is it even in a bowl and who is drinking their smoothies out of a bowl? These are the questions I want answers to.

Until I made this Mocha Chocolate Smoothie. I can “drink” it out of a glass, but it’s so thick that I usually end up eating it with a spoon.

Mocha Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

My Mocha Chocolate Smoothie Bowl was born.

Toss a few things like sliced bananas, a scoop of peanut butter, dark chocolate chips, coconut flakes, chopped peanuts, strawberries, dried cherries, or chia seeds on top and you’ve got yourself a healthy smoothie.

In a bowl.

Thick enough to eat with a spoon and with all the benefits of a smoothie.

Best thing about this smoothie bowl is you can make it ahead of time. I like to make mine the night before so it can thicken overnight and then I pour it into a bowl and add the toppings.

There you have it, a healthy and delicious Mocha Chocolate Smoothie.

In a bowl.

This Mocha Chocolate Smoothie Bowl is gluten-free, dairy-free, no refined sugar added, and paleo friendly. It has all the deliciousness of a smoothie, yet thick enough to eat with a spoon. In a bowl.

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups soy milk (can use any type of milk)
  • 4 Tablespoons PB powder
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 and 1/2 bananas, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1 and 1/2 scoops vanilla protein powder ( 6 heaping Tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons ground flaxseed

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a high speed blender.
  2. Blend on High speed until all ingredients are mixed together and pureed.
  3. Pour into a bowl.
  4. Can top with flaked, unsweetened coconut, chopped peanuts, a scoop of peanut butter, dried fruit, sliced banana, dark chocolate chips or cocao nibs.
  5. Enjoy!
  6. *If making for the next morning, pour into an airtight container and place lid on top. Put into refrigerator to chill. In the morning, scoop into a bowl and top with desired ingredients in the morning before serving.

Notes

  • You can double ingredients for 2 smoothie bowls.
  • You can refrigerate for up to 3 days before serving.
  • You can add a little more or less of the espresso powder, depending on your taste.

As always, if you do make this Mocha Chocolate Smoothie Bowl, please leave a comment below, or share it with me by tweeting me @sweetspicymonky, or tagging your Instagram with @sweetandspicymonkey, so I can see all the chocolatey goodness you create in the morning. Happy Eating!

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