Black Forest Smoothie Bowl
30 minutes or less, Breakfast & Brunch, Dietary, Drinks & Smoothies, Egg Free, Gluten Free, MAIN DISHES, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Vegetarian / / 4 COMMENTS

Imagine the sweet indulgent taste of black forest cake, but a healthier version for breakfast. This Black Forest Smoothie Bowl will feel like an indulgent treat, but healthy for delicious and filling breakfast.
Black Forest Smoothie Bowl via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenDisclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive free samples of Kura. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.
I will be the first to admit, sometimes these pretty looking bowls end up in a tumbler cup as I am rushing out the door. It’s so important to take the time to sit down and enjoy a breakfast. I personally am trying to be more mindful of that myself.
Black Forest Smoothie Bowl via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenI know I’ve talked about this before, but enjoying a smoothie bowl vs. a smoothie drink (even with the same exact ingredients) can help practice mindful eating.

Making a smoothie bowl instead of an on-the-go drink can help practice mindful eating and encourage slower eating. It’s easy to suck down a smoothie in a few big gulps. By enjoying a smoothie bowl with a spoon it can help you slow down, be more aware of what you’re eating and pay attention to whether or not you are actually hungry.

Black Forest Smoothie Bowl via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenI never used to be a fan of protein powders, because majority of them have a lot of weird sounding ingredients and additives in them and even have a weird after taste, but now there are more options out there from real food ingredients. I always promote real food first, but sometimes protein powders can be a great supplement to the meal. Key word = supplement. Protein powders alone shouldn’t replace a full meal. Take this smoothie bowl for example, it contains three food groups with a balanced mixture of carbs, fats, and proteins, coming from it’s wholesome ingredients – fruit, almond milk, yogurt, almond butter, and chia seeds. The protein powder is supplementing the meal to add that extra little boost of protein.
img_1742I was intrigued about Kura with it’s grass-fed dairy protein and probiotic blend. Again, the protein powder is meant to supplement the meal with adding an additional 14g of New Zealand grass-fed dairy protein, which is proven to have higher levels of omega-3s than grain-fed dairy protein. (source)
Have fun with the toppings and add your favorite healthy options!

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Black Forest Smoothie Bowl

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup Siggi’s black cherry yogurt (or plain/vanilla yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used Kura)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 cup ice
  • (optional toppings) cherries, banana slices, chia seeds, cocoa nibs, almonds, etc.

Instructions

  1. Simply place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour in a bowl and top with desired toppings.

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Black Forest Smoothie Bowl via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
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