Berry & cacao smoothie bowl

It’s berry season! Chocolate and berries when paired together makes every cell in you want to bake an overly indulgent dessert. Then again you decide to start the week healthy, keep up with resolutions and make a smoothie bowl instead! Cacao, berries, oats, superseeds and a sneaky bit of kale makes this a breakfast smoothie bowl you will definitely want to make more often!


INGREDIENTS (serves 1)

For smoothie base:

  • 2 ripe frozen bananas, chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • Handful of fresh strawberries
  • 1 small curly kale leaf
  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseeds
  • 2 tablespoons organic non-alkalised cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon organic honey*(optional)

Note: If you find the taste of raw cacao powder too bitter, use 1 tablespoon and adjust it accordingly!

For toppings:

  • 1/2 teaspoon bee pollen
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
  • Fresh berries


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 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! Have a great week ahead!

Nikita xx


12 Comments Add yours

  1. wishtodish says:

    This looks amazing, I cannot wait to try it! I love all of your recipes and photos – beautifully presented.

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    1. Thank you so much, that’s sweet of you! Let me know what you think!<3

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  2. Susanne says:

    Beautiful! I hope to try this! 🙂

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  3. avofoodies says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe Nikita! I love the chocolate and berry combo!

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    1. Thanks Serena, glad you like it! I know right, chocolate and berries and you have my attention!😝❤️

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  4. This sounds delicious.

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  5. Sounds and looks amazing! Always on the lookout for new breakfast recipes for the weekends (when I have time to make breakfast!) and have nearly all the ingredients for this, that’s Saturday morning sorted!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yeah me too, smoothies are so much easier! That’s perfect for a weekend too, hope you love it!😃❤️

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  6. This looks so good and healthy! I love it! I am a nutritionist and I just started my own blog about healthy and affordable eating, feel free to check it out! I look forward to seeing more of your posts! 🙂 Monica x

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    1. Thank you so much Monica! Glad you love it. Sure will do, healthy eating is just as interesting to me as well! ❤

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