Energizing Avocado-Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Good morning and welcome to the weekend! I recently learned of this really simple blender recipe for chocolate mousse. While I’ve been dying to try it, I couldn’t help but make a few adjustments and sneak in an extra serving of greens. The result was this delicious and guilt-free breakfast smoothie bowl.


To make this, you’ll need a high-powered blender (I used the Nutribullet Rx) and the following ingredients:

  • 1 avocado;
  • 1 3/4 cups almond milk or 1 1/4 cup of almond milk and 1 shot of espresso;
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder;
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter and/or small handful of raw almonds (I used both);
  • Small handful of blackberries;
  • Large handful of swiss chard leaves and stalks;
  • 1 sliced frozen banana or 3/4-1 cup of crushed ice; and
  • maple syrup to taste, I think I used about 2 tablespoons and it was moderately sweet.

Blend until you have a smooth consistency throughout. You can serve this immediately, or refrigerate. I used the small smoothie pitcher/container attachment for the Nuribullet Rx, and had enough for about 4 servings.

This is how much remained after pouring out the bowl pictured above. 

I wish I had more raspberries, but we literally only had one left! Pretty sure that was the work of the six-year-old. (: Other toppings I used were: dried tart cherries, coconut flakes, raw almonds, chia seeds, and flax seeds. Be creative! I generally use whatever I have at hand at the moment.

Let me know if you’ve tried it. I’d love to hear your variations!



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Busy professional and parent (to 1 human, 3 cats, 2 guinea pigs, and a Shih Tzu. I enjoy blogging about this and that, generally in the wee hours of morning. I’m also a ballet dancer, competitive roller figure skater, and portrait artist. Current obsessions include: horror films, shopping for things vintage and handmade, experimenting with essential oils, and slowly restoring our big old house by the beach.

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