Vegan Chocolate Smoothie Bowl with Cookie Dough Bites!


This protein-packed vegan chocolate smoothie bowl is the definition of dessert for breakfast! Serve it with the chewy secret ingredient cookie dough bites to start your morning in a healthy, yet delicious way. Gluten-free, oil-free, dairy-free. 

vegan chocolate smoothie bowl with cookie dough bites
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You can quite often find me in the kitchen experimenting with new smoothie bowl recipes. From banana ice cream to frozen cauliflower and colorful superfoods, it’s easy to throw together something new every day.

And as long as you don’t go overboard with any of the ingredients (I’ve had a few spinach-y disasters in the past), it’s quite hard to go wrong in terms of taste. No wonder everyone on Instagram seems to love them!

Simply throw a few ingredients into a blender, and you’ve got yourself a hydrating, nourishing breakfast.

These vegan smoothie bowls are:

  • Packed full of vegan protein. While I don’t struggle with protein on my vegan diet, I definitely like to look for interesting ways to boost my intake!
  • Creamy and super smooth.
  • Ready in ten minutes. Definitely goes to show that healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring or time consuming.
  • Exactly like eating dessert for breakfast.
  • Perfectly chocolatey.
  • Gluten-free.
  • Oil-free.
  • Refined sugar-free. 

While you’re here, be sure to grab a copy of my free vegan cheat sheet. It’s packed with all my favorite easy substitutions to vegan-ize just about any recipe!

Vegan Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

However, the one thing I struggle with is that fruit and veg-only smoothies don’t keep me full for very long. No matter the portion size, my stomach starts rumbling again within half an hour.

My go-to solution that doesn’t take the option of enjoying a bowl of fruity goodness of the table is ‘buffing up’ my smoothies with healthy fats or a source of protein (a few tablespoons of oats works like magic too).

vegan cookie dough balls in a chocolate smoothie bowl

I love adding avocado to green smoothies, cashews to banana ice cream and nut butters to pretty much anything.

Protein powders are great for extra flavor and helping build muscle and recover from working out at the same time.

Tofu in smoothie bowls?

The protein base of this chocolate smoothie bowl is tofu. Before you run away, hear me out. Of course, tofu is a go-to plant based protein source for many, but I don’t blame you if you don’t automatically think to put it in a smoothie.

I saw a couple other people do it, which made me skeptical at first. I feared a weird texture and aftertaste. But now that I’ve given it a go myself, I’m definitely not going back.

vegan cookie dough balls in a white bowl

You might ask which tofu variety you should use. The recipe works really well with silken tofu, which makes the texture smooth and silky. I like using firm tofu too for a thicker texture that’s a little bit like ice cream.

The trick is to use a high speed blender or a good quality food processor, to make sure you’re not surprised with any tofu chunks.

Chickpeas are simply amazing. Hummus is an obvious favourite recipe. Cookie dough is not so obvious – but with a few extra ingredients, you can turn beans into dense bites of deliciousness.

Of course, you can make and eat them by themselves, storing them in the fridge for an energizing snack (In fact, I’d recommend leaving them in the fridge for at least half an hour for optimal results).

vegan cookie dough bites

But when eaten together with the protein smoothie bowl, these cookie dough balls take an already amazing breakfast to the next level.

I added protein powder for a hint of extra flavor. It’s optional, as the chickpeas contain a lot of protein in themselves.

Plus, you can adjust the amount of maple syrup used depending on how sweet you want them to be. If you don’t use protein powder, I’d recommend adding a few tablespoons extra syrup to bring in more sweetness.

vegan cookie dough balls

Ingredients and Substitutions

For the cookie dough bites:

  • Chickpeas.
  • Protein powder. Use either a vanilla, a chocolate, or a neutrally flavored one. (I like this vanilla one.)
  • Dark chocolate.
  • Plant based milk of your choice. (I prefer almond milk.)
  • Maple syrup.
  • Almond butter, or any nut or seed butter of your choice.
  • Shredded coconut.

For the smoothie bowl

  • Banana.
  • Tofu, either silken or firm.
  • Cacao powder.
  • Plant based milk of your choice.

How to Make the Vegan Smoothie Bowl

ingredients for vegan smoothie bowl

To make the cookie dough bites, add the chickpeas, protein powder, dark chocolate, plant based milk, maple syrup, and almond butter to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.

Using damp hands, make evenly-sized balls from the dough and roll each one in shredded coconut. If you want to, leave in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill to firm them up a little bit more.

blending ingredients for vegan smoothie bowl

To make the smoothie bowl, add the banana, tofu, cacao powder and plant based milk to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

vegan chocolate smoothie bowl with cookie dough bites

Eat this straight away, ideally as breakfast or a post-workout meal – although, pudding for dinner is never out of the question!

You can even do your preparation in the evening, store it in the fridge, and jump out of bed the next morning, knowing you have a chocolate treat waiting for you.

vegan chocolate cookie dough smoothie bowl

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vegan chocolate smoothie bowl

This protein-packed vegan chocolate smoothie bowl is the definition of dessert for breakfast! Serve it with the decadent cookie dough bites to start your morning in a healthy, yet delicious way. Gluten-free, oil-free, and dairy-free. 

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Course: Breakfast, Dessert

Cuisine: American

Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Keyword: vegan cookie dough, vegan smoothie bowl

Prep Time: 10 minutes

optional chilling time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2 servings

Calories: 450kcal

Ingredients

For the cookie dough balls

Instructions

TO MAKE THE SMOOTHIE BOWL

  • Add the banana, tofu, cacao powder and plant based milk to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

TO MAKE THE COOKIE DOUGH BITES

  • Add the chickpeas, protein powder, dark chocolate, plant based milk, maple syrup, and almond butter to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Using damp hands, make evenly-sized balls from the dough and roll each one in shredded coconut. If you want to, leave in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill to firm them up a little bit more.

Nutrition

Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 772mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 4mg

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