Breakfast

August 11, 2022

Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Smoothie Bowl

Thick, creamy, and packed with protein, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Smoothie Bowl is a delicious healthy smoothie bowl recipe. It's made with banana, avocado, protein powder, and almond milk and it's gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free.

Calling all smoothie lovers! Calling all chocolate lovers!

If you've got a sweet tooth but still want a healthy breakfast in the morning, I've got the perfect breakfast smoothie recipe for you!

Well, it's actually a smoothie bowl.

But it doubles as a thicker smoothie recipe too!

Either way, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Smoothie Bowl is a great way to satisfy those chocolate cravings while getting in healthy fats, protein, and a serving of fruit.

I'm so excited to share this recipe because it was actually developed by one of my followers!

Back in May, I did a giveaway where one lucky winner would have the opportunity to create a recipe with me, start to finish, and I would publish it on my blog.

Abby, the winner, chose the recipe type, the ingredients, and even the presentation of it all, then I tested it and photographed it.

And let me tell you, it's INCREDIBLE.

It's thick, creamy, and literally tastes like dessert.


Why you'll love this recipe

  • Healthy ingredients: only real, plant based foods that truly nourish your body are in this smoothie bowl!
  • Simple ingredients: I bet you have most or all of the ingredients in your kitchen right now.
  • High protein: there are 36 grams of protein per smoothie bowl so you'll stay fuller longer.
  • No added sugar: this peanut butter avocado smoothie recipe is naturally sweetened with bananas and stevia.
  • Customizable: there are so many different ways to make this recipe your own, like switching ingredients or adding your favorite toppings.

Another reason you'll love this smoothie bowl is because it's macro friendly, which means there's a balanced ratio of fats, carbs, and protein.

Let's compare the peanut butter chocolate smoothie from Jamba Juice with this smoothie bowl recipe:

  • A medium "PB Chocolate Love" Jamba Juice smoothie has 670 calories, 25 grams fat, 91 grams net carbs, and 23 grams protein
  • This Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl has 550 calories, 24 grams fat, 37 grams net carbs, and 36 grams protein WITH toppings

Don't get me wrong, the Jamba Juice smoothie is a good smoothie, but it has less protein and way more carbs and sugars, which means your blood sugar will soar then crash. Not to mention the extra cost of buying it once!


Ingredients for a chocolate peanut butter avocado smoothie bowl


Ingredients you'll need

  • Frozen banana: helps thicken the smoothie and acts as a natural sweetener.
  • Frozen avocado: I prefer buying a ripe avocado and freezing the exact portion in little ziploc bags, but you can also buy a bag of diced frozen avocado. See the recipe card for the measurements.
  • Frozen cauliflower: the low carb secret ingredient that makes this smoothie bowl extra creamy and extra thick.
  • Chocolate protein powder: a great source of protein that's shelf stable. You can use any brand you like, including vegan protein.
  • Peanut butter powder: gives that peanut butter flavor with less calories and more protein.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder: just enough to give that rich chocolate flavor to compliment the peanut butter. You can also use raw cacao powder or dark cocoa powder, but I would add a few drops of liquid stevia if you use dark cocoa powder.
  • Unsweetened almond milk: keeps this recipe dairy free and lower calorie.
  • Toppings: I use extra banana slices, a drizzle of peanut butter, and chia seeds, but you can use any toppings you like!

For the full ingredient list with measurements, see the recipe card at the bottom of the blog post.

Substitutions and variations

If you only have a fresh banana, I recommend adding at least half a cup of ice cubes to the blender. Continue to add ice cubes until your smoothie bowl reaches the desired consistency. I recommend using a ripe banana for an extra sweet smoothie bowl.

Swap the chia seeds for flax seeds or hemp seeds!

Feel free to use any non-dairy milk you like, including oat milk, cashew milk, or soy milk. You could even use coconut milk for some extra creaminess, but please note that that will also add extra fat and calories.

For a boost of extra nutrients, add your favorite leafy greens like spinach or kale.

Add a drizzle of natural peanut butter on top! You could even do almond butter or cashew butter if you wanted.

Melt sugar free chocolate chips with a bit of coconut oil to make a chocolate shell. Pour over your smoothie bowl, then flash freeze for 10 minutes before serving.

A chocolate smoothie bowl with banana, peanuts, and chia seeds on top


How to make a smoothie bowl

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until thick and smooth.
  2. Pour the smoothie into your smoothie bowl.
  3. Top with your favorite toppings!


My favorite toppings

For this recipe, I love using extra banana slices, a drizzle of creamy peanut butter, and chia seeds.

You could also add a drizzle of sugar free maple syrup for a touch of sweetness or toasted unsweetened coconut shavings.

Check out the "substitutions and variations" section above for all my recommendations!


Frequently asked questions

What goes well with a smoothie bowl?

The crunch of avocado toast would be a great pair to the creamy texture of a smoothie bowl. You could also try a stack of pancakes or a bagel with cream cheese.

Are smoothie bowls good for weight loss?

They can be. It's important to choose a smoothie bowl recipe that has protein and fat in it, not just fruit. By including carbs, fats, and protein, you'll stay fuller longer and improve your metabolism, which will eventually help with weight loss.

Can I use a food processor for smoothie bowls?

Sure! Just make sure you have a larger model like this one so there's enough room to blend the frozen fruit with the rest of the ingredients.

A chocolate smoothie bowl with banana, peanuts, and chia seeds on top


More delicious smoothies to try

Creamy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Protein Packed PB and J Smoothie

Healthy Blueberry Crisp Smoothie

New Years Resolution Lean Green Smoothie


The next time you need a healthy smoothie recipe, skip the smoothie shops and make this healthy chocolate avocado smoothie bowl! It's so easy to make and it's full of nourishing ingredients too.

Be sure to leave a star rating and review if you try the recipe so other readers know how you liked it!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Smoothie Bowl

Thick, creamy, and packed with protein, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Smoothie Bowl is a delicious healthy smoothie bowl recipe. It's made with banana, avocado, protein powder, and almond milk and it's gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free.

Author:

Brooke Harmer

Prep:

5

min

cook:

0

min

total:

5

min

servings:

1

Ingredients

For the smoothie bowl

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 frozen avocado*
  • 1/2 C frozen cauliflower rice**
  • 1/3 C chocolate protein powder
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter powder
  • 2/3 C unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder

For the toppings

  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until thick and smooth.
  2. Pour the smoothie into your smoothie bowl.
  3. Top with the sliced banana, peanut butter, and chia seeds. Enjoy!

Notes

*If you have a bag of pre diced frozen avocado, use 1/4 cup frozen diced avocado. See blog post for more information.

**You can also use frozen cauliflower florets, but those might not blend as well as the rice.

Nutrition facts are a calculated estimate of 1 smoothie bowl, with and without toppings.

Nutrition

With toppings:

Serving: 1 bowl / Calories: 550 / Fat: 24g / Saturated fat: 1g / Carbohydrates: 50.9g / Fiber: 14.1g / Sugar: 18.5g / Protein: 32g

Without toppings:

Serving: 1 bowl / Calories: 385 / Fat: 14.2g / Saturated fat: 0g / Carbohydrates: 33.2g / Fiber: 10.3g / Sugar: 10g / Protein: 35.6g