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 way to start the day.
Sooo…I feel pretty bad for everyone who has been stuck in a pile of snow this week, with their power out, and blizzards swirling all around, and temperatures that are way too cold for me.
Especially because here in San Diego, we’ve been having an absolutely beautiful week of sunshine and more than a few of those days have passed 80ºF. In fact, as I’m writing this, it’s 8:15 PM and I’m sitting outside in a dress and I’m not even chilly.
Sorry to rub it in…kinda. 😉 On weeks like this one, I flip between San Diego and Seattle on my weather app and it makes me really happy that I decided to move home. I’m definitely a California girl at heart!
With this warmer weather starts my itch for summer’s long, warm days, and I’m already starting to crave all the fresh, bright, refreshing food that spring and summer brings with it.
During the spring and summer, juices, smoothies, and smoothie bowls become a staple part of my diet – as evidenced by the number of delicious smoothie bowl recipes I’ve posted over the years! They’re creamy, flavorful, super refreshing, and they make the perfect vehicle for allll the superfoods and allll the toppings.
But 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. #worthit
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.
Frozen bananas are the base of the smoothie bowl, and make things super creamy and add lots of sweetness. A little almond milk helps things blend up smooth, and of course we’ve got to have peanut butter and cacao powder (or cocoa powder – whatever you’ve got will work).
Now if that’s all you have, it will be delicious as is, but I loaded mine up with a few of my favorite superfood powders. First, I added a few scoops of my favorite Vital Proteins collagen (that I talked about in my last post) which is flavorless but adds protein and is super good for you.
I also added two teaspoons of MRM’s maca powder and a tablespoon of chia seeds. The maca adds a deliciously nutty and sweet flavor, and the chia seeds will help thicken it all up a little bit.
I topped my bowl off with banana slices, some of my favorite chocolate probiotic granola, more chia seeds AND dark chocolate covered chia seeds, some chopped peanuts and a drizzle of peanut butter. I went a little cray adding my favorite things, but 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?! If you agree, also see this chocolate peanut butter oatmeal :) enjoy!
Remember to #bakerita if you try the recipe!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl
Optional add-ins (add them if you have them!):
- 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen
- 2 teaspoons maca powder
- 1 tablespoon chia 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 add toppings as desired. Enjoy!
For a lower sugar option, replace half or all of the bananas with steamed and frozen cauliflower!