Chocolate for breakfast? Not only is this satisfying smoothie bowl delicious, it’s good for you too, packed with almost 12 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber!
In case you haven’t noticed, smoothie bowls are all the rage right now. Thicker than a traditional smoothie, smoothie bowls are eaten in a bowl with a spoon rather than being sipped through a straw.
A smoothie bowl is a more substantial meal than a smoothie and is a great way to jumpstart your day. And you can have fun with smoothie bowls, customizing them with your favorite ingredients and toppings.
People go all out on social media creating beautiful smoothie bowls that look like pieces of artwork. I was inspired to create my own delicious smoothie bowl that would satisfy my appetite, give me a boost of nutrition, and also provide me with enough energy to get through the morning.
To give my smoothie bowl a rich chocolate base, I used CocoaVia® cocoa extract supplement in Unsweetened Dark Chocolate. CocoaVia® is a daily cocoa extract supplement that delivers the highest concentration of cocoa flavanols, which are scientifically proven to promote a healthy heart by supporting healthy blood flow†.
The cocoa flavanols in CocoaVia® supplement are backed by two decades of scientific research that suggests these powerful plant-derived nutrients from cocoa beans may play a valuable role in cardiovascular health. Why can’t you just get the same amount of flavanols from eating chocolate? Chocolate is a fabulous treat, but it’s not a reliable way to get sufficient quantities of cocoa flavanols.
Traditional cocoa processing, which includes drying, fermenting and roasting of beans, destroys many of the flavanols naturally present in the cocoa bean. The concentrated cocoa extract in Cocoavia® supplement is made using their patented Cocoapro® process to preserve the highest concentration of cocoa flavanols. So basically, CocoaVia® supplement isolates the “good stuff” in chocolate in a convenient, versatile form, without all the calories and fat.
I decided to go with the Unsweetened Dark Chocolate as the base of my smoothie bowl, which I blended with milk and peanut butter powder. To thicken it, I also added a frozen banana, chia seeds and Greek yogurt. These ingredients also add plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, and micronutrients.
To top off my smoothie bowl, I went with a classic combination- peanut butter and jelly. I’ve been using a lot of peanut butter powder in my smoothies lately because it has less calories and fat than regular peanut butter. You can use regular peanut butter if you prefer or whatever type of nut butter you like such as almond or cashew butter.
I then drizzled on a little raspberry jam, but again, you can use whatever flavor jam you like such as strawberry or blackberry. Try my easy homemade Blackberry Chia Jam recipe.
I also sprinkled some granola onto my smoothie bowl to make it more substantial as a hearty and filling breakfast. You can make your own granola (check out my Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola recipe) or you can buy it if you’re pressed for time. I happened to find a delicious dark chocolate granola with chocolate and berries at Whole Foods that worked perfectly in this dish.
A delicious chocolate smoothie bowl topped with crunchy granola, peanut butter, jam, fresh raspberries, and chia seeds. Breakfast is served!
Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl
- 1 CocoaVia® Unsweetened Dark Chocolate Stick Pack
- 1 small banana, frozen
- ¼ cup milk, any type (I used unsweetened almond milk)
- ¼ cup vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 ½ teaspoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 ice cubes
- Granola (can use certified gluten-free)
- Peanut butter
- Raspberry jam
- Chia seeds
- Blend the CocoaVia® Unsweetened Dark Chocolate Stick Pack, banana, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, peanut butter powder, vanilla, and ice together in a blender until smooth. Pour into a bowl. Top with an assortment of granola, peanut butter, jam, berries and chia seeds. Enjoy!
†This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies says
What a mouth watering photo and recipe! You have inspired me into enjoying more smoothies, so now on to smoothie bowls!
Thanks so much! It thrills me to hear that I've been a source of inspiration for you 🙂
Could this be any more beautiful?!? It's like a piece of art! I could eat something like this every day of my life!
Thanks so much Crissy- it was so much fun putting it together!
Heather Gannoe says
First of all, that almost looks to pretty to eat. Second, my kids would ADORE this treat! I'm going to have to give it a whirl! Thank you!
Thanks Heather! I really hope you and the kids love it 🙂
Trainer Paige says
This looks FUN to eat. Love making smoothie bowls 🙂
Agness Walewinder says
What I love the most about smoothie bowls is the fact that you can never get bored of them. You can always add different fruits, change milk, serve it hot and cold in many different combinations. Your recipe looks absolutely amazing!!! 🙂 Perfect breakfast for sure!!! x
Thanks so much Agness! I couldn't agree more, they're such wonderful canvases to play around with 🙂
This isn't breakfast - it's an indulgent work of art! I don't know how you made this healthy dish look so gorgeous and include so much chocolate, but I'm in. I noticed that CocoaVia is dairy-free, too, so I'm thrilled!
Aww, thanks Alisa, that's so sweet! I hope you enjoy CocoaVia if you give it a try 🙂
GiGi Eats Celebrities says
I mean. If you forced that into my mouth, I wouldn't turn away!
And how on EARTH do you make it look so dang pretty! I wouldn't want to eat it because it's just so well put together! lol
Thanks GiGI! But who are you kidding, we both know you would smash your face into it and not think twice!
Julie Wunder says
Holy yum! This looks amazing. I adore the combination of flavors-- so delicious.
Thanks so much Julie!
Min Kwon says
So pretty, Sonali! Art in a bowl ;). CocoaVia sounds like the most convenient and delicious way to sneak in some cocoa flavanols into my diet!
Thanks Min! I'm definitely a fan of CocoaVia, you should check it out 🙂
This is the prettiest smoothie bowl I've ever seen!!! And I just squealed because I HAVE ALL THE INGREDIENTS! Making this tomorrow 🙂 xxxo
Woohoo, that's awesome Meme! Thanks so much and I really hope you enjoy it!!
This looks beautiful--I think I'd feel bad eating it because it'd disturb the perfection, but it looks so tasty too! *-* I love that you did chocolate + PB&J! <3
Haha, don't feel bad, just go to town on it and enjoy! You really can't beat chocolate with PB&J! As always, thanks Farrah 🙂
athletic avocado says
MY OH MY, This smoothie bowl is beyond EPIC, beyond amazing! Its DIVINE! Its prefect in every way, shape and form! I wouldnt mind waking up early for this 😉
Thanks Rachel!! You're too sweet!!
Kristy Sayer @ Southern In Law says
This looks INCREDIBLE! Almost too pretty to eat! Almost..... because you can't really say no to chocolate and peanut butter!
Haha, "almost" 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Kristy!
Rebecca Pytell says
This is such a pretty smoothie bowl!! It's like a work of art!
Awww, thanks Rebecca!
Lauren Sharifi, RD LDN says
Gorgeous! I definitely need to try this, just about everything I have been craving these days 🙂
Thanks Lauren! I hope you enjoy it!
I think your smoothie bowl looks very tasty and your photos are edible! I see Sienna hasn't lent a helping hand in this photo shoot 🙂 Great ingredients that work so well together xoxo
Thanks so much Beverley! Actually Sienna put together this whole presentation! Haha, just kidding 😉
Elizabeth Shaw says
This looks FABULOUS! Another one blown out of the park woman!
Thank you my friend!!
this looks so gooood!!i will wake up every morning just for this bowl.