Almond Joy Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Hi Everyone,

Happy Saturday to you!  Today I have a very simple, tasty breakfast that will fill you for hours and will satisfy that sweet tooth you may have leftover from the holiday season.  Lets get crackin with today’s recipe.  Almond Joys Breakfast Smoothie Bowl.  Yummers!
Almond Joy Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
Today’s recipe is based on one of my all time favorite candy bars, the Almond Joy. I am just a freak when it comes to chocolate and coconut, however, I try to stay away because I can totally eat a ton of it. So instead of a candy bar I made a healthy, good for you breakfast that tastes just like an Almond Joy.
Almond Joy Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
The smoothie bowl is made with cocoa powder, chia seeds, greek yogurt, coconut milk and what gives it the almond joy flavor is the coconut and almond extract. This smoothie is super thick and it really needs to be eaten with a spoon. However if you’re in a rush and you want to drink your smoothie, just add a little more coconut milk to it.
Almond Joy Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
The smoothie is super simple to make too! The night before, add all of your ingredients in a bowl or even a blender, and place in the refrigerator. In the morning, just process it in the blender until creamy smooth. If you are in a rush or want this right now, just make it and let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour, while you get dressed. You want your oats to get all creamy smooth. The Chia seeds not only give it a protein boost but it also thickens up the smoothie even more.
Almond Joy Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Almond Joy Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 3/4 cups

Serving Size: The Whole Recipe

Almond Joy Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

A creamy, thick, gluten-free, healthy smoothie made with chocolate, coconut and almonds. It tastes just like an Almond Joy candy bar.

Ingredients

  1. 1/3 cup rolled oats (I used Trader Joe's Gluten Free Oats)
  2. 1 tsp. chia seeds
  3. 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, 0% fat
  4. 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk from carton or milk of your choice
  5. 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  6. 1/4 tsp. coconut extract
  7. 1/8 tsp. almond extract
  8. 1/4 tsp. stevia (to taste) or even maple syrup would be good
  9. Toppings:
  10. 1 tbsp. almonds, slivered
  11. 1 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut

Instructions

  1. The night before, in a bowl add all of the ingredients, except for the toppings. Mix well, cover and refrigerate over night.
  2. In the morning, add the rolled oats mixture in a blender and process until smooth.
  3. Pour into a bowl, top with slivered almonds and shredded coconut.

Notes

Calories including toppings: 258, Fat: 9.8, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 52, Potassium: 145, Carbs: 28, Fiber: 6, Sugar: 6, Protein: 17

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Almond Joy Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
I think this is a great way to start off a weekend! I am trying to stay away from sweets, but when the craving hits, a smoothie like this is just perfect! It’s loaded with fiber and protein, low calorie and filled with yummy goodness.

I have a quick Sampson (dog) story for you. When I take pictures for my blog, I prep all of my food, get it ready and realize I need a prop. My props are located in the other room. I literally have to run, almost falling to get my props, because my boy Sampson will steal my food. He waits, watches and when my back is turned for two seconds the tongue comes out and you here a smack and he’s got my food. His tongue is like a whip! When my Husband is home, I tell him watch Sampson, so he calls him over and Sampson sits on the floor at the end of the couch. Well the other day I told him, you be good, I’m watching you and you know what he did? He walked over to the spot where he sits and just sat there and watched me. He actually for the first time didn’t try to steal my food. Yah, I am hoping that he will stick to this. I have seen food obsessed dogs before, but nothing like my boy. He loves when I cook and he just sits there and waits. My girl, Samantha, she could care less, unless I’m baking something with pumpkin. lol

Well that’s it for me! Have a super, great Wednesday!

Toodles,

Jennifer
Almond Joy Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Comments

  1. Chocolate and coconut are two of my favorites together!! Such a great smoothie.
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  2. OMG Jennifer! I think I am gonna try this this weekend, YUM!! You come up with such GREAT ideas!
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  3. This could easily become my favorite breakfast…I heart Almond Joy bars!
    Thanks for sharing
    Jessica!
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  4. Excited to make this recipe!! Love the amount of protein, potassium and fiber! I’m a runner who gets in about 25 to 30 miles a week. Thank you!
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  5. You had me at Almond Joy!!! That striped dish towel is adorable too. I love your photos! Don’t let Sampson eat this smoothie! I’ll take whatever’s left! Lol.

    Happy New Year!

    Erin from Live & Love L.A.

  6. Oh my gosh I love this recipe! Yum and so clean!! Mounds were my fave , but Almond Joy was a close second :) Thanks for sharing this, it’s perfect!
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  7. Sampson sounds just like my parents dog. I had an unfortunate pie eating incident with him over the holidays when I was trying to take some photos. They are just so quick!

    This looks super yummy, think I’m going to have to give it a go!

  8. This sounds so good! Can’t wait to try it sometime this week.
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  9. This looks so refreshing and I love the flavor! Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)
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  10. I just found this recipe on Pinterest and I would love to try it. I eat wheat and soy-free, but am now attempting to exclude dairy as well. Is there an appropriate substitute for the greek yogurt? Thanks!

  11. I’m guessing by plain yogurt you meant plain Vanilla yogurt? I was so excited to try this and made it last night. I followed the recipe exactly and it tasted like sour cream. So awful! Can you clarify what kind of yogurt you used?

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