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Chocolate Cherry Decadence Smoothie Bowl

chocolate cherry decadence smoothie bowlI have to admit being a little hesitant to jump on the smoothie bowl bandwagon. I tried a couple recipes and found them to be so super sweet. But after seeing so many delicious-looking smoothie bowl pictures on Instagram, I decided to give it another whirl (pun intended!). Plus, I am working on a bonus summer smoothie handout (watch the newsletter for more information on this one…it's a not-to-miss) and you know how I love recipes that do double duty! Let me just say that I have changed my mind on the smoothie bowl. I made this easy smoothie bowl recipe to help fuel a morning rain forest hike with Brook. It did the trick!

Quick tip: it's easy to turn any smoothie recipe into a smoothie bowl by decreasing the liquid by half. Here are two of my favorite smoothie recipes.

Mixed Berry Green Smoothie  |  Mango Blackberry PB Smoothie

Chocolate Cherry Decadence Smoothie Bowl


  • 20 oz frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 3-5 oz frozen collard greens (or other frozen greens)
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Optional toppings: coconut flakes, chia seeds, mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs, frozen pomegranate arils, or hazelnuts


  • Place 1/2c water in a blender and add above ingredients (dark cherries through cinnamon).
  • Blend on high until smooth. 
  • Add additional water as needed for desired consistency.
  • Pour into bowl and add any optional toppings as desired.

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