This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions shared are my own. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Click to view our full disclosure.
Start the morning with an easy chocolate vegan smoothie bowl recipe! We show how to make a smoothie bowl in just minutes and enjoy the mix of fresh berries, cacao, and coconut and no bananas!
Smoothie bowls are our go-to breakfasts because they take just 5-minutes and are a satisfying, nutrient-rich, plant-based option!
What is a smoothie bowl?
A smoothie bowl is basically a thick smoothie you can eat with a spoon! It contains similar ingredients as smoothies, but it’s more substantial and filling!
Are smoothie bowls healthy?
Smoothie bowls can be healthy and rich with fiber, protein, healthy fats, complex carbs and probiotics! With that said, you’ll want to watch the toppings added because they can be high in sugar and high-calorie.
Can you have a smoothie bowl for dinner?
You can enjoy a smoothie bowl anytime of day — including dinner! We also love it as a dessert when we’re craving something sweet.
Can you lose weight eating smoothie bowls?
Losing weight comes from tracking your calories or macros typically. So you’ll want to track your calories when you’re eating smoothie bowls. With that said, the bowls are great for getting in fruits, vegetables, and healthy nuts!
What can I top my smoothie bowl with?
- Fresh berries: raspberries, blackberries, blueberries.
- Diced mango
- Sliced bananas
- Diced pineapple
- Sliced peaches
- Diced pears
- Sliced Kiwi
- Sliced plums
- Seeds like pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, and hemp.
- Chopped nuts like almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews, and macadamia nuts.
- Frozen fruit
- Nut butter
- Shredded coconut
- Chocolate chips or cacao nibs
- Honey (not vegan)
- Goji berries
- Bee pollen (not vegan)
- A drizzle of maple syrup
- Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or cayenne
Adding protein to your smoothie bowl
You can add in vegan protein powder to boost your protein! Another option would be to add in nut butters which contain protein.
Can you make a smoothie bowl the night before?
Yes, you can make your smoothie bowl the night before, but we recommend keeping your toppings in a separate container to keep them from getting soggy.
How to Make Your Easy Vegan Smoothie Bowl
- Have your ingredients convenient to grab.
- Blend everything but your toppers in the blender until creamy.
- Pour the smoothie into a bowl.
- Add your toppings to the bowl.
- Eat up!
Tips to Making It Delicious!
- Skip the ice! Using ice in a smoothie bowl leaves it watery, and you can also have random chunks of ice floating around in it.
- We like frozen fruit or to let a smoothie bowl (without toppings) get really cold first!
- If possible, let your frozen fruit sit out for 10-20 minutes to get a little soft before blending to keep it creamy and smooth!
- Blend it until smooth and delicious!
- 2 cups frozen raspberries
- 1/2 cups cacao powder
- 1/2 cups granola
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 cup almond milk of choice
- 1 tbsp vegan protein powder (optional)
Toppings (as desired)
- 1 tbsp of Coconut flakes
- 1 tbsp of Granola
- 1/4 cup Fresh raspberries
- 1/4 cup Fresh blueberries
- Blend all your smoothie ingredients in the blender until you achieve a creamy consistency.
- Pour the smoothie into a bowl.
- Top with granola, shredded coconut, and blueberries.
- You can also use soy milk or coconut milk.
- We like to use frozen bagged raspberries, but you can also freeze your fresh raspberries the night before.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 464Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 131.4mgCarbohydrates: 78gNet Carbohydrates: 60gFiber: 18gSugar: 33gProtein: 13.5g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.