Cacao berry smoothie bowl


Chocolate for breakfast? Why not! Cacao and raspberries make this a perfectly indulgent yet healthy breakfast smoothie bowl. Combined with the goodness of oats and creaminess of frozen bananas, it’s fibrous, packed with antioxidants and will leave you feeling full up. What better excuse than to start your day with some dessert!

INGREDIENTS (serves 1)

For smoothie base:

  • 2 ripe frozen bananas, chopped
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter*(optional)
  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons organic non-alkalised cacao powder

For toppings:

  • 1/2 teaspoon bee pollen
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
  • Any granola of your choice / dark chocolate roasted oats


Blend all the ingredients for the smoothie base in a high speed blender for a few minutes. Pour it into the bowl and add any toppings of your choice.

If you feel a tad indulgent, try the dark chocolate roasted oats! It’s a two ingredient treat you won’t regret. Simply dry roast the rolled oats in a pan on a medium heat and stir it in with some melted dark chocolate (70% works best!).

It’s as simple as that!

If you give this recipe a go, I’d love to see how it turned out. Leave a comment below and share your pictures on Instagram using the tag #thecookbooklife!

Stay healthy!

Nikita xx



11 Comments Add yours

  1. bravojoy says:

    This sounds amazing and all your photos are gorgeous!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Haha and healthy too! Thank you so much! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. What a great idea…definitely trying this soon!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks! Give it a go for sure, it’s chocolate and berries, kind of hard to hate lol 😛

      Liked by 1 person

  3. wow that looks amazing! thank you for sharing! i’m always looking for new smoothie recipes.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Glad you liked it! Haha me too, you can never have enough of smoothie recipes!:P


  4. knezeema001 says:

    Makes me drool just looking at the photo.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Aww I know what you mean, me too! It’s chocolate after all 😛


  5. I luv luv smoothie anything.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Haha glad you do, me as well! Especially when its berries and chocolate! 😛


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