Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl features decadent chocolate and nourishing almond butter blended with frozen bananas and chilled almond milk. A blissful treat any time of day!
Decadent chocolate and nourishing almond butter blended with frozen bananas and chilled almond milk. It is a purely thick and creamy blissful treat with only a few simple ingredients!
Inspired by my love of this flavor combination, this Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl makes for a great way to start the day or enjoy as a midday pick-me-up or end-of-the-day treat.
Add the optional toppings, including sliced banana, chopped almonds, granola, and cacao nibs, to take it to another level of YUM!
A few more great reasons to love this recipe. It’s…
- easy to make
- no added sugars
- & delicious!
Gather your ingredients and get ready to fall in love! ❤️
Ingredients You’ll Need
Here is everything you’ll need to make this dairy-free almond butter and chocolate smoothie bowl recipe:
Bananas – are economical and great for gut health while also adding natural sweetness and creaminess.
Almond butter – is a great way to add healthy plant-based protein and creaminess to your smoothie bowl. Use creamy or chunky. If in a pinch, you can use peanut butter. And those with nut allergies can use sunflower.
Cocoa powder – is loaded with healthy antioxidants. Feel free to sub with raw cacao powder, or for an ultra chocolatey flavor, dutch cocoa can be used.
Vanilla extract – adds a nice layer of flavor but can be optional.
Unsweetened almond milk – use your favorite plain or vanilla-flavored non-dairy milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, oat milk, etc.
How To Make Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl
Making a smoothie in a bowl is easy as can be with these easy steps and tips!
- Start by adding your frozen bananas to the blender. Add in a few ice cubes, cocoa, nut butter, and milk. Blend until smooth.
- Serve as a smoothie bowl, as shown here, or enjoy the more traditional smoothie in a glass with a straw (preferably a wide straw). Either way, you can add a few additional toppings for added flavor and texture.
Keep on reading for more tips and similar recipes you need to try!
Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Toppings
Here are a few of my favorite toppings when making this chocolate smoothie bowl!
- Banana – sliced and layered across the bowl adds bits of fresh creaminess and sweetness.
- Granola – adds the perfect crunch and texture. I love Target’s Good & Gather vanilla granola, and Sprout’s also has a great one in the bulk section.
- Cacao nibs – are rich in antioxidants and add more bits of chocolatey goodness. I buy mine in bulk cacao nibs online (affiliate link) and keep it in the refrigerator (I’m lucky to have a second fridge for such items).
- Almonds – roughly chopped add even more crunch and healthy vitamin E.
And there you have it, a dairy-free smoothie with chocolate, almond butter, and no added sugars – made easy, healthy, and blissfully delicious!
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Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl
Whip up a bowl of pure bliss with this dreamy and creamy chocolate almond butter smoothie bowl. Easy to make and refined sugar-free. Makes a great treat any time of day!
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: Serves 2 1x
- Category: Smoothie, Breakfast
- Method: blender
- Cuisine: Vegan
- 2 large frozen bananas (pref. overripe)
- ¼ cup almond butter (or your favorite nut butter)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 – 4 ice cubes
- sliced bananas
- cocoa nibs
- chopped almonds
Place bananas, almond butter, cocoa powder, optional vanilla, milk and ice cubes into blender, blend until smooth.
Serve in small to medium-sized bowls with optional toppings of choice. For a more traditional smoothie, serve in a glass with a few of the optional toppings. Use a wide straw or spoon.
Add a level scoop of protein powder for extra protein. Use a tad more milk as needed, a splash or two at a time.
If you don’t mind a little added sugar, try Silk’s Protein & Nut Milk with this recipe. It contains 10 grams of protein per and 2 grams of sugar per serving.
Nutrition information is calculated without added toppings.
Updated: This recipe was originally published in February 2017. It has been retested and updated with new photos and helpful tips in April 2021.