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Last Updated on May 19, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and not one I never skip if I can help it. On busy days I may only grab a protein bar on the way out the door. Those days make me cranky! I love breakfast and enjoy taking my time to make a filling and healthy one if I can. This dark chocolate cherry breakfast smoothie bowl recipe was a deliciously healthy start to my day. And of course, with the added chocolate it helped satisfy my sweet tooth, which is always nice!
Tips for making smoothie bowls
Now, this is the first time I have ever made a smoothie bowl. I am going to give you a tip if you want it to come out pretty like all those fancy Pinterest photos you see. You MUST start with frozen fruit.
Without frozen fruit, your smoothie is pretty much a liquid and anything you stick on top of it is going to sink. Yes, I learned this the hard way. Plan ahead if you want a smoothie bowl to start your day.
All the add ins will not sit prettily on top of a liquid smoothie. Of course, not everyone wants a photo worthy breakfast. It tastes just fine if you just toss all your mixins INTO the smoothie bowl. But it is also hard to eat a liquid smoothie with a spoon. So, FREEZE your fruit!
How to make this smoothie bowl recipe
There are a couple of things you may want to buy to help you make this dark chocolate cherry breakfast smoothie bowl recipe. A cherry pitter tool is a handy little gadget that I USED to have and apparently got rid of at some point. That will teach me to declutter my kitchen, right? I used a knife and my fingers. It was an incredibly messy job but not too difficult.
More breakfast recipes to try:
- Pan Fried Potato Recipe with Prosciutto and Chives
- Breakfast Stuffed Arepa Recipe with Egg, Bacon, Avocado and Baby Greens
- Italian Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe
You will also want to invest in a good chocolate protein powder. You could use a small amount of cocoa powder instead of the chocolate protein powder but you don't get that extra boost of protein to fill you up in the morning. It's still a healthy breakfast, though, even without the protein.
Overall, this dark chocolate cherry breakfast smoothie bowl recipe was delicious and easy to make. I am now fueled to tackle the rest of what life throws my way today. After I clean up the kitchen, of course!
Dark Chocolate Cherry Breakfast Smoothie Bowl Recipe
This dark chocolate cherry breakfast smoothie bowl recipe is a deliciously healthy breakfast recipe. It fills you up and satisfies your sweet tooth!
- FOR THE SMOOTHIE
- 2 cups frozen cherries, pits removed
- 1 banana
- ½ cup coconut water
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (or 1 to 2 TBSP cocoa powder)
- TOPPING SUGGESTIONS
- top with fresh cherries, shredded coconut, and chopped dark chocolate
- Combine all smoothie ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth
- Pour into a bowl
- Top with topping ingredients
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 546Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 244mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 12gSugar: 58gProtein: 20g
Nutrition information not always accurate
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.