Strawberry Cacao Smoothie Bowl

I eat this smoothie bowl A LOT.

It’s seriously my favorite. I mean, who doesn’t love the combination of chocolate and strawberries? And for breakfast? Yes, please!

One thing to be aware of: a high speed blender is a must for making smoothie bowls or “nice cream.”

That said, I totally get that upgrading to a Vitamix or other high speed blender is a big deal. It’s definitely an investment.

I remember being completely freaked out about getting my Vitamix at Costco more than 10 years ago. It was the most I’d ever spent on a kitchen appliance. However, that basic model has served me well over the years, happily blending 2-3 times a day with nary a complaint.

So if you’ve been making smoothies for awhile now, and want to try some recipes that require a bit more horsepower, I whole heartedly recommend investing in that high speed blender. Your smoothies will be lush and creamy… and you’ll be able to eat fruit-based soft serve for breakfast. What could be better than that?




  • Strawberry Cacao Smoothie Bowl
  • Strawberry Cacao Smoothie Bowl
  • Strawberry Cacao Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1-2


  • 2 bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 1 heaping cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons goji berries, divided
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds, divided
  • 1 medjool date
  • 2-3 tablespoons of coconut water or unsweetened hemp milk
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite granola
  • 1/4 cup fresh strawberries, sliced (or other fresh berries of choice)
  • For garnish: coconut flakes and/or a dollop of coconut yogurt


  • Step 1

    Add the frozen banana, berries, cacao powder, 1 TB goji berries, 1 TB hemp seeds, and date to a high speed blender. Pour the liquid over the frozen fruit, and blend, using the tamper tool to keep things going.

  • Step 2

    Blend until the fruit has broken down, and the mixture is smooth, using the tamper tool as needed. Continue blending until the mixture resembles soft serve ice cream.

  • Step 3

    Transfer the mixture to a bowl using a rubber spatula, and smooth out the top. Garnish with the berries, granola, reserved goji berries and hemp seed, as well as any other toppings of choice.



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