High Fiber and Protein Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

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If you love smoothies and smoothie bowls, you are in for a treat today! This chocolate smoothie bowl is high in fiber and protein, making it the perfect dessert, brunch treat or post-workout snack!

This High Protein Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Recipe is like eating dessert without the guilt! #ieatrightbecause

To be honest, I had no idea what a “smoothie bowl” was until I saw some people on Instagram holding gorgeous bowls of fruit and calling them smoothie bowls. The concept is pretty simple actually, it’s a thick smoothie that instead of drinking it, it’s eaten with a spoon. Perhaps, what I find most unique about them is the ability to top the bowl with a lot of “toppings.” And if you know me, toppings are the way to my heart.

This High Protein Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Recipe is like eating dessert without the guilt! #ieatrightbecause

I want to show you how easy this smoothie bowl is to make in the video below. This chocolate smoothie bowl has lots of healthy vitamins and minerals and of course fiber from the Sunsweet prunes. Plus, it satisfies my craving for something sweet and chocolaty all while packing a lot of nutrition.

As you can see in the video, I reduced the sugar by cutting out some fruit and using low-sugar toppings like seeds. It’s nutritious foods like this bowl that support my journey to eat healthy. As many of you know, I am busy all the time but I care a lot about my health and nutrition because without a healthy body and mind I can’t produce the results I want in life as well as stay healthy to enjoy life with my family.

This High Protein Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Recipe is like eating dessert without the guilt! #ieatrightbecause

Many of you have asked me, how do you get your smoothies so smooth? How do you find the time to make them in the morning? Well, I’ll tell you my secret. I often place everything in the blender, with the milk first then the harder to blend items like nuts at the bottom to soften up overnight; and in the morning, all I do is pull the blender out of the fridge and blend. Boom! Instant deliciousness.

This High Protein Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Recipe is like eating dessert without the guilt! #ieatrightbecause

After my morning workout, I’m not usually looking to eat a big breakfast so a smoothie bowl is perfect to get me going. I know that refueling my body and providing myself with fiber and protein in a meal will help me stay full longer and give me the energy I need to stay focused the rest of the day.

This High Protein Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Recipe is like eating dessert without the guilt! #ieatrightbecause

Prunes are my go-to ingredient to add more fiber to my day. I’ve also used them in my High Fiber Breakfast Muffins and Chicken with Prunes and Sage for dinner. I hope you enjoy this delicious smoothie bowl as much as I do!

What are some of your reasons to eat healthy?

This High Protein Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Recipe is like eating dessert without the guilt! #ieatrightbecause

High Fiber and Protein Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

This High Protein Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Recipe is like eating dessert without the guilt! #ieatrightbecause
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ avocado (or if omitting, use 1 whole frozen banana)
  • 3 Sunsweet Prunes
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 scoop (28g)chocolate protein (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup ice
  • For topping (optional):
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut, seeds, ½ banana, strawberries, nuts, chopped Sunsweeet prunes

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth, pausing a few times to stir mixture if necessary.
  2. Transfer smoothie inside a medium bowl and top with your favorite toppings.

Notes

What I love about this smoothie is that each serving has a lot of calcium, fiber, and iron!

This High Protein Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Recipe is like eating dessert without the guilt! #ieatrightbecause

Leave a Reply 62 comments

Jessi F - January 27, 2017 Reply

I made this this morning. It was SO GOOD!!!! and extra fiber, a bonus.

Jenna - January 27, 2017 Reply

you had me at chocolate. and adding prunes? genius. will try this!

    Courtney burns - February 1, 2017 Reply

    Yuuuum Need to try this!!! Won’t let me add a comment just reply to people’s!

      Laura Fuentes - February 2, 2017 Reply

      Courtney, sorry it won’t let you add comments. We are looking into it.

Andrea - January 27, 2017 Reply

What kind of protein powder did you use?

    Laura Fuentes - January 28, 2017 Reply

    Hi Andrea, I use this chocolate protein powder. It’s really “clean” and I have found it easy to digest. It’s also great mixed with unsweetened almond milk and heated up in a mug at night. It makes a great hot chocolate LOL

Kassi Chapman - January 27, 2017 Reply

Looks so good, Laura! I usually drink tea in the morning and eat a fruit or some sweet bread (think banana bread, apple bread, cinnamon bread, etc.). I also find I’m not very hungry in the morning. I’d be interested in trying a smoothie. After my morning tea that is. 😉

    Laura Fuentes - January 28, 2017 Reply

    Tea first! LOL this is perfect for a filling breakfast.

Karey V. - January 29, 2017 Reply

I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition in December. I’ve gone grain, processed sugar, and soy free to help maintain a better heaLtd for myself :).

    Laura Fuentes - January 29, 2017 Reply

    Then this smoothie is an excellent way to get extra fiber without grains! Here is to your success in your healing process Karey!

Christine - January 29, 2017 Reply

Looks good but too high in carbs for my low carb doctor restricted borderline diabetic diet. Any way to reduce the carbs?

    Laura Fuentes - January 29, 2017 Reply

    It will vary with the protein you use. My protein has 10g per serving. Also, you could eliminate the banana and 1 of the prunes. Enjoy!

Mindy - January 29, 2017 Reply

This looks so good. I wonder if I could sneak a bit of spinach in it without changing the flavor? I will try it!

    Laura Fuentes - January 29, 2017 Reply

    Absolutely!!!

Crystal - January 29, 2017 Reply

I’ve never had prunes before. Do they have a distinct taste?

    Laura Fuentes - January 29, 2017 Reply

    No. Just sweet. Almost like caramel with a fruity taste

Lori M - January 29, 2017 Reply

I want to set a healthy example for my daughter.

    Laura Fuentes - January 29, 2017 Reply

    You are an awesome mom Lori!

Heather - January 29, 2017 Reply

Great healthy way to get my chocolate fix!

Cathy - January 29, 2017 Reply

I eat healthy to set a good example for my kids, or at least try! I love the tip about putting the ingredients in the fridge overnight.

Liz - January 29, 2017 Reply

Love the smoothie bowl recipes…I’m in a smoothie rut and intimidated by making the bowls (what if I use all these expensive ingredients and it doesn’t taste good). My main reason for being healthy is to be around for my children and grandchildren. I had my children late in life and my mom died of cancer at 51 (and she was a health nut).

Jamila - January 30, 2017 Reply

Looks good! never thought to add prunes to a smoothie. I will be trying this!

Veancha - January 30, 2017 Reply

This looks delicious as well! Wish I wasn’t seeing these at 10pm and lacking ingredients!

Chris Henning - January 30, 2017 Reply

This looks so decadent, I can’t believe it’s healthy! Thanks for sharing recipe!!!

Amy - January 30, 2017 Reply

Funny that you chose chocolate and blueberry as your two smoothies in your post! They are our two favorites. I also want to set a better example for my children. The world is so obsessed with sugar today. We need to crave the goodness of real food! I also have an autoimmune disorder and need to go dairy and gluten or grain free. Thanks for your great recipes that will help me get there! I do have trouble getting them smooth enough. I’ll try your overnight tip and see if that helps! Thanks!

latanya - January 30, 2017 Reply

I want to lose weight. I just had a beautiful baby girl in November!

    Laura Fuentes - January 30, 2017 Reply

    Congratulations! kids are such a blessing. Here is to your success in reaching your health goals Latanya.

Kathleen Kiyak - January 30, 2017 Reply

I can’t wait to try this. I love my morning shake but have wanted to try a smoothie bowl.

Stefanie - January 30, 2017 Reply

This looks delicious! I usually make a chocolate smoothie, but it doesn’t tide me over until lunch. Upgrading to a smoothie bowl may do the trick! Thank you for always posting such awesome recipes!

Lori L - January 30, 2017 Reply

I love this recipe as I Love Chocolate and fruit!! Your tip of putting nuts blending first, adding nuts to soak overnight in the fridge is Awesome!!! So goin to try this!!!

lisa franklin - January 30, 2017 Reply

can’t wait to try it

Amelia - January 30, 2017 Reply

Looks delicious! Love it that it’s healthy!!

Nicole Buchwald - January 30, 2017 Reply

Looks great! It’s branching out of my comfort zone for smoothies so I’m gonna give it a go! Thanks Laura!

    Laura Fuentes - January 30, 2017 Reply

    Enjoy Nicole!

Theresia - January 30, 2017 Reply

HEALTHY & CHOCOLATE – In the same easy to make ahead breakfast! Genious – that’s why I love following you and receiving yummee and healthy recipes! Thank you!

    Laura Fuentes - January 30, 2017 Reply

    aww thank you so much Theresia! I love sharing recipes with you.

Kathy Shoun - January 30, 2017 Reply

I absolutely love the way this looks. I love healthy chocolate.

Tara Kidd - January 30, 2017 Reply

My son will love this! Chocolate banana is his fav. I like avocado in my smoothies too!

Emily - January 30, 2017 Reply

Looks Delicious and now I know how to use the prunes sitting in my pantry, besides just eating them plain! Thanks Laura! Smoothie bowl for breakfast tomorrow.

Taylor - January 31, 2017 Reply

Love how this is yummy and packed with nutrients!! Can’t wait to try it!

Jody - January 31, 2017 Reply

This looks delicious! Thank you for yet another wonderful recipe. I can’t wait to try it… I’m thinking tomorrow?!

Ericka - January 31, 2017 Reply

What a great alternative option instead of my morning smoothie!

Jessica Borgen - February 1, 2017 Reply

I am so excited to give this recipe a try! I have been looking for something new and different for breakfast and this sounds great!

Kenna - February 1, 2017 Reply

Super food in a bowl!!! Amazing, chocolate and good for you?! WINNING!!

Neelam - February 1, 2017 Reply

This looks yum !! It has chocolate and is good for u !! Win win.

Cindy Pritchard - February 1, 2017 Reply

Cannot wait to try this one with chocolate being my favorite!

Haylee Koko - February 1, 2017 Reply

This looks really yummy. We make smoothies for breakfast all the time at my house, so I look forward to trying!

Rachel Bakken - February 1, 2017 Reply

This looks amazing! And I have all these ingredients already, score!

Brittney - February 1, 2017 Reply

CAn’t wait to try this looks and sounds so yummy !

Krystal - February 1, 2017 Reply

Interesting. I’m not normally a chocolate person, but sometimes, a tiny craving will hit. And this looks delicious, especially with the toppings you used. I’m definitely going to have to save this recipe!

Amy - February 1, 2017 Reply

What would you suggest if you omitted the strawberries?

Sarah W. - February 1, 2017 Reply

Can’t believe there are prunes in this. I’m excited to try it. Always looking for a healthier chocolate fix!!

Karen Shelton - February 1, 2017 Reply

More great inspiration! Thanks for always giving us fresh ideas. This one was delicious!

Denise - February 1, 2017 Reply

Definitely going to have to try this!!!! I need more protein in my day.

Chelsea Rutledge - February 1, 2017 Reply

This would be so great for my son one school mornings! He would think it was desert! Thank you for the recipe!

Oxana - February 1, 2017 Reply

Looks great! Cannot wait to try it!

Donna - February 1, 2017 Reply

I’m really excited to try this. Chocolate is my favorite, and the idea of adding prunes and avacado to make it sweet and thick is terrific! Healthy chocolate – WHOOO!!

Claudia - February 2, 2017 Reply

My 12 year granddaughter doesn’t like to eat breakfast but she loves chocolate so going to get ingredients and give it a try without her knowing what the ingredients are..

debbie - February 2, 2017 Reply

Definitely trying this for my daughter who hates to eat breakfast but loves chocolate! Thanks!

Sadia - February 2, 2017 Reply

The recipe looks great and I bet It’ll taste good too. I was just wondering though if I could blend up the ingredients at night and store in the freezer, if it’ll taste just fine??

    Laura Fuentes - February 3, 2017 Reply

    If you store it in the freezer overnight it will freeze solid; but within 30 minutes or so, it will be the consistency of a smoothie bowl. I freeze leftovers often, so you could freeze it and then take it out.Enjoy!

Kari - February 20, 2017 Reply

Looks very delicious to try

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