This thick and creamy Vanilla Date Breakfast Smoothie Bowl is the perfect 10-minute breakfast or post-workout snack. Packed with plant-based protein, healthy fats, and fiber, guaranteed to boost your energy!
What’s your favorite breakfast smoothie bowl combo?
Smoothie bowls should be their own food group if you ask me. They’re simple, delicious, nutrient dense, and so fun to make with all the toppings! Food tastes better when it looks good, right? Well, this Vanilla Date Smoothie Bowl is one good looking snack if you ask me.
I have a smoothie bowl every morning as a post-workout snack. It’s just what my body needs – the perfect combination of carbohydrates, fats, protein, and fiber. I love switching up the flavor and toppings to keep my taste buds happy. but I do have to admit that this Vanilla Date one is one of my favorites. It reminds me of a vanilla bean ice cream!
Can I tell you a secret?
I’m going to let you in a little secret to making smoothie bowls extra thick and creamy. It’s all about adding two key ingredients: frozen zucchini and avocado. The frozen zucchini makes it nice and thick (while sneaking in a serving of vegetables) and the avocado makes it smooth and creamy.
Now, let’s talk about the toppings (the best part!).
The sprinkle of cacao nibs is my favorite topping on any smoothie bowl. It adds a nice crunch and antioxidant boost. Coconut flakes are a great source of healthy fats and look so pretty, I just couldn’t resist. Lastly, the drizzle of almond butter is the perfect balance of sweet and salty and is a must on this bowl.
I hope you love this smoothie bowl! It’s creamy, naturally sweet, nutrient-packed, and easy to make. This would make the perfect quick-and-easy breakfast, snack, or even a healthier dessert!
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup frozen zucchini slices
- 1/4 avocado
- 1-2 medjool dates
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Cacao nibs
- Coconut Flakes
- Almond Butter
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Add almond milk, frozen zucchini, avocado, protein powder, chia seeds, dates, and vanilla extract to a high speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding another date or more vanilla extract for a most intense vanilla flavor.
- Scoop smoothie base into a bowl and top with cacao nibs, coconut flakes, and almond butter.
- Best eaten right after serving.
Home Chef Tip: Chop up zucchini into 1/2 inch slices and store in plastic bags in the freezer to add to smoothie bowls.
We hope you love this Vanilla Date Breakfast Smoothie Bowl recipe from SoFabFood Home Chef, Nicole from Living Well with Nic, as much as we do. If you enjoyed this simple and healthy recipe, you can find more like it by visiting our Breakfast Section. For daily recipe inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!