Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Bowl is a smooth and creamy bowl of chocolate deliciousness that tastes like dessert but is full of natural ingredients and completely suitable for breakfast.
This Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Bowl looks rich and decadent, but it is actually full of protein, fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Let me tell you more about the ingredients and see just how I made this magic mixture.
What is in the Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Bowl?
What is Matcha Tea?
Matcha is powdered green tea. With other kinds of tea, you are drinking water which has been infused the tea leaves, with matcha you drink the powdered leaves with the water.
Matcha Tea is also full of antioxidants a great way to start your day. It is also high in caffeine to give you a kick start to your day.
The Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Bowl is made with a Match aTea chilled drink, but you can use cooled Matcha Tea.
Alternative liquids for the Smoothie Bowl
- Nut milk
- Oat Milk
- Dairy Milk
Dairy or Non-Dairy Natural Yogurt
Natural yogurt is a highly nutritious food, providing appetite-satisfying protein. It provides vitamins and minerals and makes an extremely healthy product to include in your smoothie.
There are many non-diary yogurts which provide the same probiotic benefits you get with dairy yogurt.
Why include Banana in a smoothie?
Add frozen pieces of banana to your smoothie to provide a natural thickener and to add sweetness.
Bananas are high in fibre and provide potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin, and B6. All of these contribute to a great start to the day.
TIP: Keep some banana pieces in the freezer ready to make your next smoothie or smoothie bowl.
What are Cherries?
Cherries are small, round, deep red stone fruit that are typically in season in the UK from around June to July. There are many different varieites of cherry but all have stone in the middle which needs to be removed.
Cherries provide one of your five-a-day fruit and vegetables. They also provide a little natural sweetness to the smoothie bowl.
What are Chia Seeds?
Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. They are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). Chia seeds are high in fibre and protein and are also a source of plant-based Omega 3, calcium, and magnesium.
What is Cacao?
Cacao in powder form is produced at a lower temperature than cocoa and chocolate. Because it is less processed it has greater antioxidant content.
What is Granola?
The Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Bowl is topped with granola, a toasted oat cereal. Oats contain beta-glucans, a type of soluble fibre that slows down the absorption of carbohydrates into the bloodstream.
As oats slow down your digestion you feel fuller for longer without spikes in blood sugar. I used ready-made granola with chocolate curls included. But you can make your own granola such as this Dark Chocolate and Cranberry Granola from Hungry Healthy Happy.
What does the Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Bowl taste like?
The Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Bowl is naturally sweet with the theobromine in the cacao, cherries, and banana. It’s proof that healthy food can still be delicious.
I have a sweet tooth and will comfort eat when I’m tired. Smoothie bowls make delicious and slightly sweet treats that are healthy and will satisfy that craving for sugar without sacrificing my health goals.
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How do you serve the Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Bowl?
I serve the smoothie bowl in a wide shallow bowl and top it with chocolate granola and whole cherries. This gives texture and increases the fibre already in the smoothie.
Can I serve this as a smoothie to drink?
Yes, simply add more of your chosen liquid to the smoothie mixture to make it more liquid so it is easier to drink.
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Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Bowl
- 240 ml matcha green tea drink nut milk or dairy milk (your choice)
- 80 g low fat natural yogurt or skyr
- 1 frozen banana see notes
- 250 g frozen pitted cherries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp organic raw cacao powder
- 1 tbsp granola preferably with chocolate
- 8 extra cherries thawed
- Pour the matcha tea drink or milk into the blender, add all the other ingredients except the granola and extra cherries, blend until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and top with the cherries and granola.
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