Serve up this chocolate smoothie bowl for breakfast and you’ll get smiles all round! Deceptively healthy, this hazelnut and chocolate smoothie bowl is irresistible. A breakfast treat that the whole family can enjoy. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.
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Thick and creamy, with a hint of Nutella, this chocolate and hazelnut smoothie bowl is unbelievably good. My kids think they’re getting chocolate pudding for breakfast and they can’t quite believe their luck.
Yet, it’s packed with healthy ingredients like:
- tahini or nut butter
- hazelnuts, and
- flax or chia seeds
Add in a few dates for sweetness, some oat milk and some cocoa powder (or use cacao to be even healthier) and you have a smooth, tasty treat that the whole family can enjoy for breakfast.
How difficult is this chocolate smoothie bowl to make?
Provided that you have a blender it’s very easy to make a smoothie bowl.
In fact, it’s exactly the same as making a smoothie.
- Chuck the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
The only difference is that you add less liquid to your smoothie bowl to make it thicker. And you eat it with a spoon rather than drinking from a glass or through a straw.
What should you serve with a smoothie bowl?
For me, a smoothie bowl is all about the toppings. And there are so many delicious ingredients you can add to the top of your bowl to make it really wonderful.
Here are some of our favourites;
- chopped hazelnuts
- flaked almonds
- chocolate chips
- sunflower or pumpkin seeds
- goji berries
- desiccated coconut
- chia or flax seeds
- nut butter
What do you like to add to your smoothie bowl?
Is this suitable for vegans?
Yes. This chocolate and hazelnut smoothie bowl is free from animal ingredients and is therefore suitable for vegans.
I have used oat milk to make my smoothie bowl but you can use any plant-based milk you like.
What ingredients do you need to make this hazelnut and chocolate smoothie bowl?
You will need the following ingredients:
- 30g hazelnuts, soaked
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder (or cacao or raw cacao powder)
- 2 frozen sliced bananas*
- 1 tbsp tahini (or nut butter)
- 1 tbsp flax seeds or chia seeds, optional
- 2 dates, chopped
- 150ml-200ml oat milk, or milk of your choice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
*When freezing bananas it is best to slice them first then freeze on a tray or something flat for one hour. After that time they will be semi-frozen and can be transferred to a freezer bag or box.
This will stop them from sticking together and will make it easier for your blender to handle them.
If you're looking for more recipes that use frozen bananas you might like this two ingredient strawberry "nice cream".
Do you need any special equipment to make a smoothie bowl?
You will need a blender* to make this recipe.
Can you make this in advance?
Yes, you can make this the night before and store in the fridge in the airtight container.
If you have any leftovers these can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days.
More smoothie recipes you might like
- PBJ smoothie
- Healthy strawberry milkshake
- Green smoothie
- Tropical cauliflower smoothie
- Carrot smoothie
- Coffee smoothie (not for the kids!)
Some of these recipes are on my vegan food blog, Cook Veggielicious.
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How to make hazelnut and chocolate smoothie bowl
Hazelnut and chocolate smoothie bowl
- 30 g hazelnuts soaked
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder or cacao or raw cacao powder
- 2 frozen sliced bananas
- 1 tbsp tahini or nut butter
- 1 tbsp flax seeds or chia seeds optional
- 2 dates chopped
- 150 ml oat milk (you may need up to 200ml) or milk of your choice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Chia seeds
- Or toppings of your choice
- First soak your hazelnuts in boiling water for 20 minutes.
- Drain and place in your blender along with 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 frozen sliced bananas, 1 tbsp tahini (or nut butter), 1 tbsp flax or chia seeds, 2 chopped dates, 150ml oat milk and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
- Blend until smooth. Check the thickness - you are looking for the consistency of a very thick milkshake*. If you prefer it to be a bit thinner add a little more milk and blend again.
- Serve with your favourite toppings.
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