Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl tastes like a peanut butter cup, but it’s actually a filling, superfood-packed breakfast that comes together in just 5 minutes! This gluten-free + vegan smoothie bowl is the perfect easy vegan breakfast.
Are you a smoothie and smoothie bowl lover like me?? I adore them – as you can probably tell from the vast number of amazing smoothie bowl recipes I’ve posted over the years. I’ve shared everything from the classic 5-minute acai bowl, to the amazingly simple strawberry banana smoothie bowl, to the fun and delicious almond chocolate coconut smoothie bowl. All so delicious.
They’re creamy, flavorful, and super refreshing, and they make the perfect vehicle for all the superfoods add-ins and all of the most delicious toppings.
Let’s be honest – when smoothie bowls are as delicious as this chocolate peanut butter one is, I eat it whether it’s cold or hot out. I’ve been known to bundle myself and hide under a blanket to keep myself from shivering as I ate a smoothie bowl. And yes, it has been absolutely worth it. (Though really, I should just be turning to my Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal on those days.)
Chocolate and peanut butter together is pretty much my favorite thing ever, so it’s a wonder that it’s been this long without me creating a chocolate peanut butter smoothie bowl. This is just the inevitable coming into fruition, and it’s just as delicious as I imagined. It may just be my favorite of all the smoothie bowls (don’t tell the others). Let’s get into it!
What’s in this chocolate peanut butter smoothie bowl?
The ingredients are clean, simple, and absolutely delicious! To make this bowl, all you need is:
- Dairy-Free Milk of your choice
- Peanut Butter
- Cacao Powder
If you choose, you can also add in optional, health-boosting goodies like…
- Your favorite protein powder
- Maca powder
- Chia, hemp, or flax seeds
How do we make this chocolate peanut butter smoothie bowl?
Frozen bananas are the base of the smoothie bowl, and they help make it super creamy, while also adding lots of sweetness. A little dairy-free milk helps it blend up smooth. Of course, we also add peanut butter and cacao powder for flavor (or cocoa powder – whatever you’ve got will work).
Now if that’s all you have, it will be delicious as is, but I like to load mine up with a few of my favorite superfood powders. First, I add a few scoops of my favorite collagen (that I talked about in my last post) which is flavorless but adds protein and is super good for you. It’s animal-based protein, so if you’re vegan, you can absolutely substitute in your favorite vegan protein powder. Right now, this is my favorite vegan protein powder.
I also like to add two teaspoons of maca powder, which is super nutritious and gives an energy boost, and a tablespoon of chia seeds, which are full of fiber. The maca adds a deliciously nutty, sweet, caramelly flavor. Meanwhile, the chia seeds will help thicken it all up a little bit.
What are the best smoothie bowl toppings?
Now let’s get into the fun part…toppings! Here are some of my favorites:
- Banana Slices
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola
- Chia, hemp, and/or flax seeds
- Dark Chocolate Covered Chia Seeds
- Chopped Peanuts
- Peanut Butter Drizzle
I went a little crazy adding all of my favorite things to the top of this smoothie bowl, but oh man – it was soooo delicious!! If you’re a chocolate and peanut butter lover like I am, you’re going to be a big fan of this one. Chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast is always a good thing, right?!
Want more chocolate peanut butter breakfast ideas?
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
- Fluffy Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola
- Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl tastes like a peanut butter cup, but it’s actually a filling, superfood-packed breakfast that comes together in just 5 minutes! This gluten-free + vegan smoothie bowl is the perfect easy vegan breakfast.
- 2 frozen bananas
- ⅓ cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder
Optional add-ins (add them if you have them!):
- 2 scoops protein powder of your choice
- 2 teaspoons maca powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds, flax seeds, or hemp seeds
- ½ banana, sliced
- Chocolate granola
- Peanut butter, to drizzle
- Chia seeds
- Combine bananas, almond milk, peanut butter, cacao powder, and collagen, maca powder, and chia seeds if using, in a blender (I used my Vitamix). Puree until completely smooth – the mixture should be thick. Add a touch more liquid if necessary to get it to blend completely smooth.
- Transfer to a bowl and all of your favorite toppings. Serve immediately, and enjoy!
- For a lower sugar option, replace half or all of the bananas with steamed and frozen cauliflower.
- Calories: 485
- Sugar: 39
- Sodium: 260
- Fat: 19
- Saturated Fat: 4
- Carbohydrates: 79
- Fiber: 12
- Protein: 13
Keywords: smoothie, chocolate, peanut butter, banana, gluten-free, vegan
I definitely have the itch for spring and summer, too! It’s hasn’t been too bad in Chicago this year (knock on wood!) but it just needs to be summer! :) I always crave fresh fruits and veggies too, so this smoothie bowl was made for me. Love the chocolate and pb combo! The perfect breakfast!
I can’t wait for those warmer days too!! Wisconsin still has a ways to go, but I’m excited anyways! I’m also super excited to give these gorgeous smoothie bowls a whirl! Can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate for breakfast!
Oh gosh….chocolate peanut butter ice cream for dinner? Yes, I’ll have that, please.
Wow wow wow! This looks so good – one of the best combinations ever!
Izzy | Pinch of delight
Thanks so much Izzy!!
Holy Macaroni! 2 of my guilty pleasures in one bowl! Chocolate and Peanut Butter are a perfect match after 5 days of dieting. Bless you for sharing it Rachel. I will definitely make some tonight while catching up with some episodes of Game of Thrones (perfect plan to be lazy isn’t it?) Hahahaha Thanks again!
It does sound like a perfect plan! :) Thanks so much for the love, Samantha – I hope you love the smoothie bowl!
Hahhah rub it in. We need to be reminded why we live in this misery…I Love this bowl!! Such a classic and satisfying breakfast.
Haha! Thanks Zainab.
Ok so totally jelly of the weather you are experiencing right now! I was just in AZ last week for spring break and we stayed for an extra day because our flight at home got cancelled because of Stella. Buttttt, the cold does not stop me from enjoying smoothie bowls! Chocolate+ PB + Banana is the most glorious combo known to man!
I’m always shivering with my smoothie bowls, haha! Hopefully the east starts warming up soon…at least we’ve reached springtime :) thanks Beth!
Chocolate and pb is such a good combo! I’d love to start my morning with this smoothie bowl!
It’s my favorite! Thanks so much Jessica.
This is seriously amazing! It can’t possibly be good for me, it’s that good. So simple and so tasty. My 2 year old keeps harassing me for more. Thank you!
So glad it’s a hit with you and your 2 year old!! It’s one of my favorites too :) thanks for your feedback!
What is the calorie content?
You can calculate it here: myfitnesspal.com/recipe_parser
Hi! Just wanted to make sure…does this recipe mean to have 2 1/2 bananas for one serving for one person? Thanks for your time.
Hi Sally, depending on how hungry you are, this could feed 1 or 2 servings. The recipe calls for 2 bananas in the smoothie. If you want to reduce the sugar, you could use one banana and use a cup of steamed and then frozen cauliflower for the other banana. Enjoy!
I just made this – it was really good! Thanks for the amazing recipe.
So thrilled to hear you’re enjoying it!
Hi! I haven’t made this but this looks delicious!! I’m vegan and this would be a great recipe just without the collagen since that’s not vegan. Thank you for sharing your recipes they look amazing!!
Yup, you can definitely skip the collagen or replace with a vegan protein powder if you’d like. Enjoy!!
I was browsing Pinterest and saw someone used your image and recipe and passed it of as their own post without giving credit- thought you’d want to know! Here’s the link: https://www.indomata.com/2019/01/21/chocolate-peanut-butter-banana-smoothie-bowl/
Thank you so much for letting me know, Katharine!
Very bad, too thick and it broke my blender
Hi Arthur, did you use a high-powered blender? If not, it’s recommended to use extra liquid to get it to a consistency that your blender can handle!
Absolutely delicious. A firm favourite in our household!
I used oat milk instead of almond and it was DELISH. 10/10 recommend
This was delicious! Definitely going to make this again!
So glad you’re loving it, Sarah!!
really good!! yummy 11/10 would recommend:))
Do I use unsalted or salted pb?
Whatever your preference is! I usually use salted because it’s what I tend to have on hand.
My first smoothie bowl attempt my husband loved how rich the chocolate tasted -snuck in a few dark chocolate chips!
Yum!! Chocolate chips are never a bad idea :)
Really yummy!! I think the cocoa powder is very overpowering so I think I’ll use half of it next time. :))
Can totally adjust that to taste – glad you enjoyed it, Yas!
I am super excited to see my two favorite flavors ever in a smoothie bowl. Can the banana be replaced with greek yogurt?
Hi Kiki, yes that should totally work!! :) Enjoy!
So yummy! first time making a smoothie bowl & I added a little bit more liquid so that I got that smoothness. Used unsweetened coconut milk as it’s all I had in the fridge and topped with strawbs, it really worked feel like I’ll be very popular with my nephews if I serve this up for breakfast haha
So glad you loved it, Steph!!
How do you make a peanut butter thin enough to drizzle it?
I buy naturally thinner peanut butter, but if you have some you want to thin out, stir in melted coconut oil until you get the consistency you like!