These Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie Bowls are an easy, healthy breakfast for busy mornings. Start your morning right with these healthy chocolate smoothie bowls, topped with your favorite berries.
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Smoothie bowls have become a bit of a fad in the health food community lately - and for good reason.
They're quick, easy, and versatile to make, so they're perfect for busy mornings when you want a healthy breakfast to start your day off right.
Acai smoothie bowls in particular have grown in popularity.
While it sounds fancy, acai berry bowls are typically just smoothie bowls loaded with berries and topped with healthy ingredients like granola and seeds - just like this recipe.
Personally, I love starting my day with a breakfast smoothie bowl because it means I've already gotten one serving of fruit and probably a superfood or two in me before I even leave the house.
I tend to make my morning smoothie bowl with whatever is on hand but this Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie Bowl is one of my personal favorites.
If you're not a fan of raspberries, you can easily swap them and turn this into a strawberry smoothie bowl or add some bananas for a banana smoothie bowl, though I would still add some berries as well.
I encourage you to get creative with this chocolate smoothie bowl until it's loaded with your favorite flavors and ingredients!
Why You'll Love Berry Smoothie Bowls:
- Quick, easy and healthy
- Berries are high in antioxidants
- Healthy, filling breakfast
- Minimal prep
- Versatile - switch up the toppings as you wish!
What You'll Need To Make Healthy Smoothie Bowls
- 2 cups frozen raspberries
- ¾ cups cacao powder
- ¾ cups granola
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup plant-based milk of choice (soy milk, almond milk or coconut milk)
- 1 tablespoon soy powder (optional)
- 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup granola, fresh raspberries, and fresh blueberries
Chocolate Smoothie Recipe Supplies:
How To Make Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie Bowls
- Blend all your smoothie ingredients in the blender until you achieve a creamy consistency.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl.
- Top with granola, shredded coconut, and blueberries or your other favorite smoothie bowl toppings.
Smoothie Bowl Topping Ideas
There are so many smoothie bowl ideas so get creative with your smoothie bowl topping ideas!
- Fresh fruit (berries, bananas, mango, pineapple, etc)
- Chia seeds
- Flax seeds
- Honey, maple syrup or agave
- Cacao nibs
- Hemp hearts
- Peanut (or almond) butter
- Bee pollen
- Cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne
How To Make A Thick Smoothie Bowl
For a thick smoothie bowl, it's important to use frozen fruit and as little liquid as possible. For this berry smoothie bowl, make sure to leave the raspberries in the freezer for at least an hour before preparing your smoothie bowl to achieve a thicker consistency.
Cacao vs Cocoa
To make this a healthy chocolate smoothie, it is imperative that you use cacao and not cocoa. Cacao is made from cacao beans that have not been roasted and carry many health benefits, while cocoa is made from roasted beans and is the sugary powder used in candy bars.
Cacao benefits may include lower blood pressure, reduced inflammation, reduced diabetes and heart disease risks, and may improve depression. All of that and you still get the delicious taste of chocolate!
Cacao powder benefits are the same as cacao benefits, so you get all of those benefits in this yummy chocolate smoothie bowl!
Top with cacao nibs for extra benefits.