The perfect blend of summer and fall, this paleo Chocolate Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl is brimming with flavor and healthy enough for a nutritious and delicious breakfast!
Proof is in the pudding, or smoothie.
There’s no doubt about it friends, this recipe is a blend of two of my all-time favorite things: chocolate and smoothies. Even before going gluten-free 8 years ago, and grain-free 2 years ago, chocolate and smoothies sustained me. Especially during college…
And when the two of those favorite things collide, it’s a beautiful thing. Breakfast, snacks, dessert, I’m always up for a delicious and nutritious smoothie!
Chocolate smoothie love.
Yes, this isn’t my first rodeo with chocolate smoothie things. They’re perfect for any meal, and my hubby may be known to ask for one after the kids are in bed at night. I kid you not. He likes my peanut butter banana smoothie with cocoa added in just as much as ice cream!
Besides this chocolate sweet potato smoothie bowl, some of my favorite smoothies are:
- Chocolate Almond Butter Pumpkin Smoothie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- not technically a smoothie, butttt… Chocolate Peppermint Frosty
- Beets & Berries Smoothie Bowl
- Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl
- Carrot Orange Smoothie
- Mineral-Rich Electrolyte Smoothie
- Cinnamon Peanut Butter Smoothie
Long ago, on an Instagram feed far, far away…
If you’ve been following my IG account (which you should be, btw!) you miiiight remember a pretty little chocolate sweet potato smoothie bowl that I shared a while ago. It’s been a long while ago. Like, two years this week! No matter how long, though, I haven’t forgotten this beauty of a bowl.
Back then it was a crazy idea to stick a sweet potato with chocolate, now lots of people have caught on to the point that it’s sorta normal. And fortunately, after the past two years on the GAPS diet, I can handle sweet potatoes again, every now and again. And you better believe it – if I get the chance to have a sweet potato, it’s gonna be in this smoothie bowl!
Chocolate sweet potato smoothie bowl.
I know, I know. Sweet potatoes might be perfect for a fall side dish, but for breakfast in a smoothie bowls? Hmm…. But if you’re like me and live in the south, where it’s still in the 90s, even in October, there’s never a bad time for smoothies! Especially when they’re full of nutrients, like this one!
Don’t let the fact that they grow in dirt fool you, sweet potatoes are one healthy food! They’re are full of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to properly function. Like vitamins A, B1, 2, 6 and C, and minerals like plus manganese, copper, pantothenic acid. Sweet potatoes are a wonderful source of potassium, niacin, and phosphorus, too.
But don’t worry, this smoothie won’t freeze you out. There’s actually not even any frozen ingredients in it, unlike most smoothie bowls. Just chilled sweet potato and cold milk. If you want to add in some ice, that’s fine. Just don’t add too much or it’ll make the smoothie less appropriate for a bowl. You could always serve it in a cup, though, if that’s your thing.
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Chocolate Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1/2 cup cooked sweet potato, chilled
- 1 cup milk of choice (I use my homemade coconut milk)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1-2 tablespoons honey, depending on how dark you like your chocolate (raw and/or local is best)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (I like to make my own)
- dash Himalayan salt
Puree all smoothie ingredients in blender (I use my Blendtec) until smooth.
Pour into bowl and garnish with chopped nuts, hemp hearts, and/or grated dairy-free chocolate (I use my honey-sweetened chocolate chunks).
I love sweet potato this time of year! Would you believe I have yet to try a smoothie bowl? They’re so darn pretty, that needs to change!
Yes, that does need to change! I know you’ll love them. 😉
Honestly this couldn’t look easier! Also – you had me at chocolate!
Haha! Good. 😉
It’s still 90 down in Florida too so we like smoothie bowls year round! Love the natural creaminess that comes from the sweet potato in this recipe. Looks great!
Thanks, Jereann! I hope you get to enjoy it!
Admittedly, the only time I make the effort to put a smoothie in a bowl is for a photo, haha. But I really need to try a sweet potato smoothie! I love pumpkin ones.
Haha! I find my kids are less likely to eat them when I put them in a bowl, because they think I’m eating soup. Ha!
I never thought o add cooked sweet potato to a smoothie bowl! I love this idea! Making it ASAP!
I hope you love it, Joni! It’s my new favorite way to have sweet potatoes. 🙂
This looks sooo good Raia! It looks so thick, creamy and delicious!
Thank you! It is super thick and creamy! And delicious, too, of course… haha!
I’m drooling over this bowl! Chocolate and sweet potato are the best combo, and I love how clean the ingredients are.
Thanks, Jean! It’s definitely one of my favorite combos. 😉
You had me at chocolate, but then kept me with all the other healthy ingredients. Love it!
Haha! Thanks, Kelly!
Look at that thick deliciousness! CHOCOLATE + healthy + smoothie bowl every. single. day. lol right?! Anyway, this is so yummy and such a fun smoothie bowl recipe.
Haha! Yes, the best way to start the day. 😉
This looks amaze-balls! Exactly like pudding. SWOON!
Haha. Thanks. 😉
This has my name written all over it. Can’t wait to try it!
Haha! I hope you enjoy it, Kiran!
The first time I made this it was amazing! Chocolate pudding! But then I made it a few more times and it never solidified. It just wasn’t the same. Any idea what makes it solidify?
Hmm… I would guess the ratio of sweet potato to everything else. If your sweet potato is bigger, it will be more solid. 🙂 If it’s not solid enough to pour into a bowl and eat with a spoon, just drink it from a cup. It’ll still be delicious!
Is there a substitute for coconut oil? Would avocado or olive oil work? Would a Shark Ninja work, or is a blender a must?
Avocado oil should work, olive oil would probably change the taste. And any kind of blender should be able to do its as long as it’s strong enough to make smoothies. 🙂