Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie Bowl – this quick and easy dish will have you thinking you’re eating dessert for breakfast….but it’s actually healthy!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s recipe works perfectly as a gorgeous holiday breakfast, but it’s perfect for any day of the year.
Even though it’s healthy, it tastes decadent and could even double as a dessert.
It comes together in under 5 minutes and you can customize the toppings to your liking. So, who’s ready for a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie Bowl?!
What is a Smoothie Bowl?
If you can make a smoothie, you can make a smoothie bowl. There really isn’t much difference except the vessel you serve it in – glass vs. bowl – and the utensil you use to get it in your mouth – straw vs. spoon. (Is a straw considered a utensil? We’ll just say it is).
If you like your smoothies on the thinner side, you may want to thicken it up it for bowl status. Using less liquid will accomplish this, but I like to add thickeners that add extra nutrients, like rolled oats, nut butters or chia seeds.
What really makes a smoothie bowl different from a smoothie are the toppings! The added flavors and textures that garnishes bring make it feel more like a meal than a traditional sippable smoothie does. In this delicious recipe, I went with fresh strawberries, coconut flakes, sliced almonds, and dark chocolate shavings.
Are Smoothie Bowls Healthy?
This dairy free bowl of goodness is creamy, thick, delicious, and decadent. It tastes like dessert, but go ahead and indulge because it’s actually healthy!
It has protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. It’s also, gluten free, oil free, and sugar free – sweetened only with fruit.
Should I use Fresh or Frozen Fruit?
I definitely recommend using frozen fruit! Frozen fruit will thicken the recipe better than fresh fruit. Frozen fruit also acts as the ice, making it cold and frosty like any good smoothie (bowl or not) should be, without watering it down.
More healthy dairy free smoothies recipes to love:
- Strawberry Beet Smoothie
- Creamy Clementine Smoothie
- Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie
- Post Workout Pineapple Smoothie
- Berries & Spinach Coconut Water Smoothie
- Superfood Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie
Smoothie Bowl Toppings
You see those beautiful little curls of dark chocolate? Yeah, those aren’t optional. 🙂 Without them, we would just have a Strawberry Smoothie Bowl. Which is actually delicious in itself, but come on! It’s Valentine’s Day – we need our chocolate fix!
A vegetable peeler and a good quality dark chocolate bar is all you need to make those cute little chocolate curls. Chocolate chips would work fine in a pinch as well.
I’ve also opted for fresh strawberries, coconut flakes, and sliced almonds along with the chocolate.
Other delicious topping ideas: sliced banana, toasted cashews, granola, hemp seeds, etc.
More sweet vegan Valentine’s Day treats:
- Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
- Mocha Black Bean Brownie Hearts
- Dairy Free Cheesecake Tarts
- Cherry Chocolate Walnut Truffles
- Tahini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
- Vegan Vanilla Pudding
- Strawberry Glazed Chocolate Vegan Donuts
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
I hope you love this easy Smoothie Bowl as much as we do. If you try it, please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback. Be sure to leave a star rating in the recipe card!
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- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or plant milk of choice)
- 1 tablespoon cashew butter
- 3-4 Medjool dates (pitted; use more or less depending on how sweet you like it)
- 2 tablespoon raw old-fashioned oats
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- shaved dark chocolate* (or chocolate chips)
- sliced almonds
- fresh strawberries (halved)
- coconut flakes or shredded coconut
- Place all the ingredients for the smoothie in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the smoothie into a bowl and add toppings of your choice.
*Use a vegetable peeler to shave curls off of the edge of a dairy dark chocolate bar.
~ Nutrition facts calculated without toppings as topping choices and amounts will vary from person to person.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 11gSugar: 56gProtein: 6g
More Vegan Smoothie Bowls to Try:
- Tropical from Veggies Save the Day
- Blueberry Coconut from My Darling Vegan
- Pineapple Acai by Vegan Huggs
- Chocolate Covered Cherry by Glue & Glitter
- Chocolate Berry by V. Nutrition