Chocolate Smoothie Bowl (Easy, Gluten-Free, Healthy)

Today I am sharing one of my favorite chocolate smoothie bowl recipes with you.

It’s decadent, creamy, and chocolatey, but it’s guilt-free!

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Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate Smoothie Bowl (Easy, Gluten-Free, Healthy)

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Start your day with the indulgent yet healthy chocolate smoothie bowl! This gluten-free delight combines rich chocolate flavors with a variety of textures from fresh fruits and nuts.

  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 12 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 medium-sized avocado
  • 1/2 cup thick yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup plant milk

Instructions

  1. Prepare the avocado by removing the skin and pit.
  2. Add all your ingredients to a food processor or a high-speed blender.
  3. Blend for 3-4 minutes. You may need to stop and scrape off the sides a few times for an even blend.
  4. Pour the smoothie onto your favorite bowl and add your desired toppings!
  5. Now dig in!

Notes

*For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 3
  • Category: Smoothie Bowl
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie bowl
  • Calories: 521
  • Sugar: 33.4g
  • Fat: 26.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 54g
  • Fiber: 17.4g
  • Protein: 29g

Why I Love This Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

I love chocolate, and I love chocolate smoothies. But chocolate smoothie bowls? Even better!

This smoothie bowl is decadent and healthy, making it totally guilt-free.

I love it for breakfast, I love it in the afternoon, and even as a healthy dessert!

Here’s a proper breakdown of why I personally love this smoothie, and why I think you will too:

  1. Rich Chocolate Flavor: The cacao powder gives it a deep, indulgent chocolate taste that’s hard to resist.
  2. Creamy & Thick: Avocado and thick yogurt combine to create a luxuriously creamy texture perfect for a smoothie bowl base.
  3. Nutrient-Dense: Packed with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats for a nourishing meal or snack.
  4. Naturally Sweetened: The sweetness comes from mango and a hint of maple syrup, making it guilt-free.
  5. Easy to Make: Simple ingredients blended together quickly for a hassle-free preparation.
  6. Versatile Toppings: The smooth bowl base pairs well with a variety of toppings for texture and extra flavor.
  7. Energizing: Provides a sustained energy boost without the crash, thanks to balanced macros and natural sugars.

If you enjoy this bowl, I recommend that you also try my mocha smoothie bowl and sugar-free chocolate smoothie bowl!

Oh, and you have to also try my indulgent peanut butter smoothie bowl!

Smoothie Variations And Recipe Notes:

A spoonful of a chocolate smoothie bowl

  • The Smoothie Base: You can use water, coconut milk, and coconut water as an alternative to oat or almond milk.
  • More Protein: The smoothie bowl alone contains 29g of protein per serving, but if you add a scoop of protein powder, you can increase it even further!
  • Nutritional Boost: Add a handful of spinach, a tablespoon of chia seeds, and even matcha powder for a boost of nutrients and antioxidants. 
  • If You Are Vegan: Swap the dairy yogurt for vegan yogurt. I love using coconut yogurt.

Top Smoothie Bowl-Making Tips:

  1. Blend to Smooth Perfection: Ensure all ingredients are fully blended to achieve a smooth, creamy texture. A high-power blender works best.
  2. Use Frozen Fruit: Frozen mango is key to making this smoothie bowl. If you don’t have frozen fruit, the recipe won’t work.
  3. Chill Your Bowl: Place your serving bowl in the freezer for a few minutes before assembling your smoothie bowl to keep it cold longer.
  4. Enhance with Toppings: Add texture and nutrients with toppings.
  5. Eat It Immediately: The smoothie bowl is ice cold and starts to melt as soon as it’s blended. Eat it within 10-15 minutes of blending.

Smoothie Bowl Toppings That Work With This Smoothie

Some toppings that work well with this chocolate smoothie bowl include:  

  • Fresh Berries.
  • Crunchy Seeds And Nuts.
  • Coconut Flakes.
  • Cacao Nibs.
  • A Drizzle Of Nut Butter.

Feel free to experiment with other toppings too!

The Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability:
Nutribullet
Vitamix Blender
BlendJet X
Ninja Blender
Oster Blender X
Hamilton Blender
AMZChef Blender X
Wamife Blender X
Ninja Food Processor
Kitchen Aid Food Chopper X
Hamilton Beach Food Processor

I suggest that you use a food processor when making this smoothie bowl. 

However, high-speed blenders can also work.

A budget blender that works well with this recipe is the Nutribullet 600.

If making more than one serving, do not use a Nutribullet, but rather use a higher-capacity blender.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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