You will think you are having dessert for breakfast with this chocolate smoothie bowl. This smoothie bowl makes the perfect healthy breakfast or dessert. It tastes like and has the consistency of chocolate frozen yogurt, but contains fruits, veggies, and healthy fats. This recipe is gluten free and dairy free and takes less than 3 minutes to make. All you have to do is blend the ingredients and enjoy! It makes the perfect, quick and easy, healthy breakfast on the go.
So how does this chocolate banana smoothie bowl taste like chocolate frozen yogurt?
The fruits in this smoothie are frozen bananas and a date (optional), which give it the perfect amount of sweetness. Frozen bananas give the smoothie an ice cream-like taste and texture. I recommend freezing the banana instead of adding raw bananas and ice, which won’t give the smoothie the same creamy texture. My favorite way to add more sweetness to a smoothie is by adding dates. Dates taste naturally sweet, nutritious, and contain fiber. Just be sure to remove the pit from the date prior to blending!
The frozen riced cauliflower gives the smoothie a creamy texture without adding any flavor. That’s right, you get all of the benefits of eating this cruciferous veggie, without even tasting it. Frozen riced cauliflower makes the smoothie thick and creamy, giving it the perfect consistency.
The cacao powder is responsible for the chocolate flavor in this smoothie bowl. It does taste bitter by itself so the frozen banana is key to balancing it out with the right amount of sweetness to make the smoothie taste like a treat.
The addition of a healthy fat will make this smoothie bowl more satiating. This recipe calls for nut butter, which can be substituted for 1/4 avocado. Avocado gives smoothies a rich and creamy texture and flavor.
Unsweetened almond milk is the liquid used to blend this smoothie together. I like topping this smoothie bowl with cacao nibs and bee pollen (not vegan) to add the perfect amount of crunch. Note that bee pollen may not be safe to consume during pregnancy. If pregnant, consult your doctor or registered dietitian to understand which foods are safe for consumption.
I hope you enjoy this recipe, please comment and let me know if you give it a try! Or tag me if you make them on instagram @wellbymel_!
Banana Cacao Smoothie
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 1/2 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower
- 1 tbsp Cacao Powder
- 1 tbsp Nut Butter or 1/4 avocado
- 1 Date optional for added sweetness
- Cinnamon to taste
- ~1 cup Almond Milk unsweetened
- Cacao Nibs, Bee Pollen optional toppings
- Blend until smooth and top with smoothie toppings!