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Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl

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  • Author: Ingrid DeHart
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


This creamy thick chocolate smoothie bowl is packed with protein, fruits and vegetables but tastes like a decadent dessert. Easy to make in just 5 minutes. 



Optional add-ins

  • 1/41/2 avocado
  • 1/21 cup frozen cauliflower florets (raw or steamed then frozen)
  • 1/21 cup frozen zucchini (cut into cubes before freezing)
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder

Optional Toppings

  • hemp hearts
  • shredded coconut
  • organic berries
  • sliced bananas
  • chopped walnuts or almonds
  • cacao nibs


  1. If you’re making your own cashew milk, rinse soaked cashews and blend 1/4 cup cashews with 3/4 cup water on high for 3 minutes. Put into the freezer to cool while you gather the rest of the ingredients. Skip this step if using store bought nut milk.
  2. Place all ingredients (nut milk, cacao powdermaple syrup, vanilla, spinach, salt, protein powder, banana, blueberries, chia seeds, and ice) in a high-speed blender and blend on medium-low pushing down the ingredients to incorporate. Turn up to high and blend briefly until smooth but still thick. Don’t over blend or it will get watery.
  3. Pour into 2 bowls.
  4. Top with your favorite toppings. I went with berries and coconut for one bowl, walnuts, raspberries and hemp seeds for the other.
  5. Serve immediately.



For homemade cashew milk, soak 1/4 cup raw cashews in water for at least 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator. Drain and rinse. Blend with 3/4 cup filtered water for 3 minutes. Makes 1 cup.  

Hemp milk has more protein but has a slightly grassy taste. Click here for recipe.

The almond milk has a milder taste.

Leave out maple syrup or use dates for Whole30.

Nutrition information is with collagen.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie, Breakfast, Snack
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Dairy Free