Mocha Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl

Creamy protein-rich mocha banana smoothie bowl that is not only healthy but tastes like dessert too, helping you curb cravings. 

Paired with your favorite toppings, this smoothie bowl recipe will become a staple in your diet!

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Mocha Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl

Mocha Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl

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Indulge in a Mocha Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl – a perfect blend of rich coffee, sweet banana, and protein for a delicious, smoothie bowl.

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

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of frozen banana slices
  • 1 tablespoon of instant coffee (or a shot of cold espresso)
  • 1/4 cup of dairy-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (chocolate-flavored preferably)

Instructions

  1. To a food processor, or a high-speed blender, add the frozen banana slices first, followed by the rest of the ingredients listed.
  2. Blend for 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  3. You may need to stop occasionally and scrape off the sides for an even blend.
  4. Serve, add your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

Notes

*Scroll past the recipe to find recipe tips, smoothie bowl benefits, and more!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Smoothies
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie bowl
  • Calories: 267
  • Sugar: 17.1g
  • Fat: 3.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.5g
  • Fiber: 7.1g
  • Protein: 25.3g

Why You Will Love This Mocha Smoothie Bowl 

Mocha Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl

This thick protein smoothie bowl has so many benefits, and of course, tastes amazing.

The main reasons why I think you will love this smoothie are because:

  • It’s High In Protein: A serving of this banana mocha smoothie bowl contains 25g of protein. Protein satiates you and provides you with a feeling of fullness. 
  • The Smoothie Is High In Fiber: Most Americans lack the daily recommended fiber per day. This smoothie contains 7.1g of fiber per serving, making it a delicious way to boost your fiber intake.
  • The Smoothie Bowl Is Ready In Under 5 Minutes: The recipe calls for 5 ingredients, all of which are blended in a blender – that’s it!
  • It’s Ultra Creamy: As you can on the images, the smoothie is ultra thick and creamy. 
  • It’s Delicious: The smoothie bowl is like eating an ice cream. It’s so sweet and satisfying.
  • Rich In Iron: With approximately 2.2mg of iron per serving, this smoothie can contribute to your daily iron needs, vital for healthy blood and energy levels.
  • Good Source Of Calcium: Providing around 240mg of calcium, this smoothie can support bone health.
  • Boosts Mood: The inclusion of cocoa and coffee not only adds a delicious mocha flavor but also contains compounds that may boost mood.
  • Vitamin-Rich: The smoothie bowl provides essential vitamins like Vitamin B6 and Vitamin A, supporting various bodily functions.
  • It’s Relatively Low In Sugar: Despite its natural sweetness, the smoothie’s sugar content is moderate, making it a healthier choice for satisfying sweet cravings.

I have many other smoothie bowl recipes that are just as tasty and nutritious, check these out: my passionfruit smoothie bowl!

Recipe Variations

One of the best things about this delicious banana mocha bowl is the unlimited variations you could try!

You can either try some of my suggestions or create your own, the options are endless.

Some of my suggested variations include:

  1. Make It Tropical: To my surprise, tropical flavor works very well with mocha. Include 1/3 cup of sliced fresh mango for a refreshing twist!
  2. Peanut Butter Twist: Add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter for a nutty flavor. This not only enhances the taste but also adds healthy fats and extra protein.
  3. Berry Variation: Mix in 1/2 cup of mixed berries like strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries. Berries add antioxidants, vitamins, and a vibrant color to your smoothie bowl.
  4. Choc-Mint Delight: Introduce a few fresh mint leaves or a drop of mint extract for a refreshing choc-mint version. (Or try my mint smoothie bowl recipe).
  5. Protein Power-Up: Double the protein by adding an extra scoop of protein powder or a tablespoon of Greek yogurt. This makes it even more filling.
  6. Extra Coffee Kick: Increase the coffee content for a stronger coffee flavor and an extra energy boost. This works great for coffee lovers who like their coffee strong.

Mocha Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl

My Recommended Smoothie Bowl Toppings 

While most healthy smoothie bowl toppings work well in this smoothie, I have my favorites to share with you!

You can, of course, choose and add your own, that you prefer or like, but I will suggest mine anyway:

  1. Chocolate Chips.
  2. Granola. 
  3. Drizzle Of Honey.
  4. Sprinkle Of Coconut Flakes.
  5. Freshly Sliced Fruit.

Either load the smoothie bowl with all these toppings or select your favorites!

The Right Blender For The Recipe

As a professional smoothie recipe developer, as you can imagine, I have an array of different blenders and food processors.

I tested this smoothie bowl on 6 different blenders and a few food processors. 

Not many blenders work with this recipe, so if you have any of the blenders marked in “x” the smoothie bowl may not come out as mine did.

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

Want To See More Yummy Smoothie Recipes?

You can find hundreds of my smoothie recipes on my Pinterest account, TikTok, and YouTube.

Or if you have any feedback and comments regarding the recipe, leave a comment below!

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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