Do you love smoothies, but you want more of a meal that you can chew? That’s what we call a smoothie bowl! They’re slightly more thick, served in a bowl and offer a bit more satisfaction. This Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl will curb your sweet tooth, without guilt, and whips together in minutes!
Smoothie bowls are so satisfying for several reasons. They offer a smooth and creamy texture, the coldness adds another level and then the crunch of any toppings is contrast. Plus, if you make your smoothie bowl visually appealing as well, it’s a true treat.
If you’re ready to kick off your day with a delicious, but satisfying breakfast, this smoothie bowl is perfect for you. It also works as a great snack too. Chocolate and peanut butter might be my favorite indulgence of all time, but this smoothie bowl makes it far less guilty.
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How To Make A Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl
For any type of smoothie, you’re going to need a kitchen blender or food processor. You can see, in my photos below, that I used a food processor. Just be careful that you don’t blend too much. Keep the smoothie thick – perfect for a bowl – too thick for a straw.
When To Make A Smoothie Bowl
I love to enjoy smoothie bowls for breakfast or a snack. The bowls really aren’t good on-the-go choices. These are meant to be enjoyed slowed and savored. Think about your smoothie bowl satisfying your cravings and not something to take when you’re headed out the door.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl Ingredients
- Ripe Bananas – These are are going to be a great source of potassium and add natural sweetness. They also help to thicken the smoothie. Read how to freeze bananas if you’ve never done it before! I love to keep them on hand, to enjoy a smoothie whenever.
- Almond Milk (or Regular Milk) – any dairy-free milk (or regular milk) will work here!
- Greek Yogurt – The yogurt provides healthy gut cultures, a tangy flavor to compliment the sweetness and it adds even more protein.
- Creamy Peanut Butter – The peanut butter adds thickness and flavor. Use any brand of peanut butter you want (natural works too), but stay away from crunchy.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – The cocoa powder is going to be the chocolate flavor that you love.
- Vanilla Extract – Vanilla adds a deep and rich flavor.
Deciding What Type Of Protein To Add To Your Smoothie Bowl
If you want to add more protein to your Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl, add a scoop of protein powder. A chocolate powder or unflavored powder would work best. Vanilla fights the chocolate too much.
Decided if you want whey protein powder or even a pea plant-based protein powder. They both work so well in this recipe!
Recipe Variations & Toppings
Toppings are so much fun and there are so many ways to play with your toppings. Make a fun design on the top of your smoothie bowl. If you’re serving smoothie bowls to the family, let everyone pick their own toppings!
I love to add crushed peanuts, chia seeds, banana slices, chocolate chips or coconut flakes. Coconut and granola are other great options to add as well!
How To Make Your Smoothie Bowl Thicker
If you want a truly thick smoothie, I would start with the base recipe below and see if it’s to your liking. If you want it even thicker, there are a few additions that you can add to your smoothie. Just keep in the smoothie in the food processor or blender and add one of the following:
- Add more frozen fruit or veggies: yep, adding more frozen fruit or veggies will help thicken your smoothie. I like adding frozen zucchini or frozen cauliflower rice. They add any flavor but thicken the smoothie right up!
- Add protein powder: A boost of protein powder thickens the smoothie and won’t change the flavor.
- Add Avocado: add a quarter or half of an avocado when blending for an instant thickener!
- Freeze the Yogurt: The easiest way to thicken your smoothie bowl is to freeze the yogurt prior to blending.
Directions To Make Your Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl
Combine bananas, milk, yogurt, peanut butter, cocoa powder, and vanilla in a large blender or food processor.
Blend/process until smooth.
Pour into bowl, and top with toppings. Serve cold, immediately.
- 2 large overripe bananas, peeled, sliced, and frozen
- 3/4 cup milk or almond milk
- 1 (5.3 ounce) container vanilla Greek yogurt, frozen (or 1/2 cup)
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
For The Toppings:
- Roasted peanuts
- Banana slices
- Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Coconut flakes
1. Combine bananas, milk, yogurt, peanut butter, cocoa powder, and vanilla in a large blender or food processor.
2. Blend/process until smooth. Pour into bowl, and top with toppings.
Serve cold, immediately.
- To make the smoothie bowl thick, more like soft serve ice cream consistency and easier to eat with a spoon, be sure to freeze the yogurt, as well.
- More toppings for your smoothie bowl include almonds, pecans, granola, dried fruit, or other fresh fruits like strawberries, cherries, or blackberries.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 378Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 65mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 19gSugar: 22gProtein: 43g
**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.