Rich Cocoa Chia Smoothie Bowl

Rich Cocoa Chia Smoothie Bowl (dairy, gluten, grain free) via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Just because it’s Fall doesn’t mean smoothie season is over all of a sudden, does it?

While I’ll admit that I am less likely to whip up a fresh berry smoothie in the cooler months, I still love a good smoothie that’s maybe, let’s say, a little richer, deeper, and robust in flavour! Ha, I love that word… robust! It reminds me of a cartoon big-bellied opera singer… 

Rich Cocoa Chia Smoothie Bowl (dairy, gluten, grain free) via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Any who…(awkward cough) in the cold months I’ve been inclined to whip up carrot cake smoothies, red velvet smoothies, pumpkin pie smoothies, and ginger-laden lemon detox smoothies. So, with Fall now in full swing, I started thinking along these lines again and came up with this Rich Cocoa Chia Smoothie Bowl!

Rich Cocoa Chia Smoothie Bowl (dairy, gluten, grain free) via Nutritionist in the Kitch

It’s ROBUST! Chocolately, creamy, dreamy, rich, and full of deep dark cocoa flavour. Seriously delicious.

Oh, and it’s also super duper healthy! Don’t let the ” rich cocoa” fool you into thinking this smoothie bowl is built like an indulgent dessert… even though it tastes like one! 

Rich Cocoa Chia Smoothie Bowl (dairy, gluten, grain free) via Nutritionist in the Kitch

I decided to use chia seed pudding in the smoothie, not just whole raw chia seeds, because the pudding blends up wonderfully to create an even creamier consistency in the smoothie, and chia also does wonders for the digestive system.

We all know how much I love chia!! (chia here, chia there, oh, and here’s some more chia

Rich Cocoa Chia Smoothie Bowl (dairy, gluten, grain free) via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Along with the fibre and omega rich chia, I added in my new fave pumpkin seed protein powder (seriously, the best find everrrrr!), bananas, a ton of raw cocoa powder and cocoa nibs for a POW! of antioxidants, frozen papaya (a sneaky and totally undetectable vitamin rich ingredient I threw in for added volume and variety so there wasn’t a banana overload), and shredded coconut!

A combination of epic proportions!

Rich Cocoa Chia Smoothie Bowl (dairy, gluten, grain free) via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Come on… you totally want to dig a spoon right in that bowl, don’t ya!? 

Do you make smoothies/smoothie bowls in the colder months? If so, what kind of ingredients do you use?? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below! 

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Rich Cocoa Chia Smoothie Bowl
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prepare the chocolate chia pudding by adding the chia pudding ingredients to a small bowl or glass, stirring until well combined and letting sit for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Once the chia pudding is thickened, add all of the smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth, thick, and creamy (the smoothie should be very thick (thick enough to eat with a spoon!) so a high powered blender is best)
  3. Add the blended smoothie base to a bowl, and top with the toppings!
  4. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 405 kcal Fat: 15g Carbohydrates: 54g Fiber: 16g Protein: 18g

Have a fantastic Thursday and if you haven’t picked up your copy of the Healthy Treats Cookbook by Brilliant by Brooke – it’s a must! Click the photo below! 

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Ciao for now!

Christal

Nutritionist in the Kitch

Author: Christal

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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