chocolate protein smoothie bowl

Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl

Quick, simple, and healthy chocolate protein smoothie bowls

A protein smoothie bowl has become one of my favorite breakfasts. Not only are these bowls easy and quick to make, they’re also delicious and filling, packed with nutritious ingredients, and beautiful too!

chocolate protein smoothie bowl with toppings

Protein smoothie bowl ingredients

This chocolate protein smoothie bowl is satisfying and delicious. Who doesn’t love chocolate for breakfast? The best part is that it’s filled with nutrients to help you start your day right or fuel your body after exercising. 

This recipe serves one person, but my guess is that you’ll want to double it and make another bowl to share. Below is a list of the ingredients, along with some of their benefits.

Chocolate protein powder

As an essential macronutrient, protein helps you build and tone muscle, repair tissue, and manage hormones. Protein powder is an easy way to add protein to your diet. 

Protein powders come in a variety of flavors. My favorite flavor is almost always chocolate! My personal preference is to use a vegan variety, because it reduces bloating. The brand I used in this recipe is Raw Fusion

Pro tip: In addition to smoothie bowls, you can also use protein powders in frosty shakes or in snacks, such as granola bars and energy bites. 

A meal replacement shake would be an excellent substitute in this recipe. These are similar to protein powders, but they have other benefits such as vitamins, minerals, and probiotics. My family has tried many meal replacement shakes, and our favorite by far is Shakeology. Although it does cost more than other brands, we prefer it far and above others in terms of taste, texture, and giving us energy.

Vanilla Greek yogurt 

Greek yogurt provides nutrients including protein, probiotics, B12, potassium, and calcium. Including it in your diet helps you with muscle recovery after workouts, a slimmer waistline, and improved digestion and regularity. 

You can easily make this recipe vegan by substituting soy yogurt. Soy yogurt provides protein and healthy unsaturated fat. Also, soy can help lower cholesterol and decrease blood sugar levels. 

Mixed berries

In this recipe, you’ll use berries twice. First, you’ll use frozen berries in the blender with other ingredients. Later, you’ll add fresh berries on top of your smoothie bowl. I chose mixed berries in the blender and blueberries for the topping.

Berries are loaded with antioxidants, which means that they prevent or slow damage to your cells. This includes protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Additionally, berries are anti-inflammatory and help lower cholesterol levels. There are so many benefits to eating berries, you can add them to your diet on a regular basis.


Banana

My family buys bananas every week! There are numerous health perks to this fruit. They’re sources of vitamin C, manganese, and potassium. Bananas can aid digestion, give you energy, reduce inflammation, promote heart health, and help you feel full after your meal. 

Pro tip: if you’re making a smoothie to drink out of a cup, adding half a banana to the blender gives your smoothie a thicker consistency and extra creamy texture.

Almond butter

Almond butter is a staple at my house, and my favorite is Barney Bare Butter with no added sugar or salt. Barney’s website has a wealth of information about almond butter health benefits: it’s a great source of vitamin E, magnesium, copper, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), and phosphorus. It is a great source of monounsaturated fat, protein, and fiber which are essential for heart health. Almond butter can help reduce your risk for heart disease and lower your LDL-cholesterol. 

Coconut flakes

Coconut meat, including flakes, contributes to heart health and aids digestion. It’s a source of powerful antioxidants, manganese, copper, iron, and some B vitamins. The healthiest option for your protein smoothie bowl is to use unsweetened coconut flakes so you don’t have the added sugar. 

Chia seeds

Chia seeds are a superfood, meaning that they are nutritionally dense. They’re a rich source of protein, antioxidants, essential omega-3 fatty acids, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and fiber. They are safely consumed whole and raw, so they’re easy to add to food such as yogurt or muffin batter – or of course as a topping on your smoothie bowl.

Assembling your protein smoothie bowl

One of the great things about smoothie bowls is how simple they are to make. Here are the quick and easy steps for preparing this recipe:

  1. Blend together protein powder, water, yogurt (Greek or soy), and frozen berries. Pour into a bowl.
  2. Top with banana slices, almond butter, coconut flakes, fresh blueberries, and chia seeds.

That’s all there is to it! Then you can kick back and enjoy a beautiful bowl of protein and goodness.

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Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl

Prep 5 mins
Total 5 mins
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • ½ cup water
  • cup vanilla reduced fat Greek yogurt or soy yogurt
  • ½ cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter all natural
  • 1 Tbsp coconut flakes
  • cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds

Instructions
 

  • Blend together protein powder, water, yogurt, and frozen berries. Pour into bowl.
  • Top with banana slices, almond butter, coconut flakes, fresh blueberries, and chia seeds.
  • Enjoy!

 

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4 Comments

  1. Not a huge chocolate fan but can see easily swapping it to strawberry! I had my first every protein smoothie bowl a few months ago and was pleasantly surprised!

    1. As soon as I tried smoothie bowls, I was hooked! Strawberry protein powder would be delicious in this recipe. Hope you try it and like it!

  2. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the nutritional facts! Just a tip, if you want to cut your sugar a bit lower, use plain greek yogurt instead! 🙂 Since there are lots of flavourful things, you won’t even taste the difference! Sometimes I noticed that all the fun yogurt flavours are packed with extra sugar, when you can just sweeten it yourself with some honey.

    1. Hi Amanda, thanks so much for the tip! The plain Greek yogurt is a great swap idea. I think the recipe would still be delicious and you wouldn’t miss the sugar at all.