I ain’t never met a smoothie bowl I didn’t like, but can we just talk about this chocolate peanut butter protein smoothie bowl? (I can almost guarantee I’m not twisting your arm with that one)
Brace yourself for the addiction to this bowl of deliciousness… No joke.
You will want to eat this every day. For breakfast. Or maybe for a post gym snack. Heck, you might want it in place of an ice cream fix after dinner.
No judgement here!
It’s 100% acceptable to eat any time; it’s healthy (along with great macros) so you can indulge daily with zero guilt. Today, I came home super hungry after my strength lift and face planted.
Why put it in a bowl?
I guess maybe because if I feel like I am “eating” something versus drinking it, I feel more satisfied. It’s also just so much prettier! You could do it either way.
Let’s chat flavor… this is like a chocolate and peanut butter covered banana and a hint of coffee and coconut. DEADLY DELICIOUS. Your sweet tooth will be satisfied for sure!
I used Nutrakey Whey Optima – Chocolate Lava Cake because I just love the flavor and digestive enzymes. I absolutely love repping this company and the quality of products they deliver to us for health and wellness. You can check them out and my code “kaylav” is ALWAYS good for 30% off!
I use Nutrakey in errryyythang… like protein puppy chow!
Protein powder is an easy way to sweeten and flavor your smoothie but obviously bump up the protein. Many smoothies are chock full of healthy ingredients but very high in sugar and carbs, so I like to make sure I am getting some protein and healthy fats, too!
The addition of chia seeds and granola will boost your fiber intake and help keep you full. Chia seeds are a powerhouse of health for you! The whole bowl has 16.5g of fiber! WOWZA!
This smoothie bowl can really be adapted to fit your tastes and macros! You could do more of a summer/fruity spin by swapping the chocolate lava cake protein for vanilla and adding strawberries, dried fruit, cacao nibs, etc. You can swap out your milk of choice, too. I went with cashew but almond milk, skim, soy, etc will all work fine.
If you can dream it, you can build it!
For my version (recipe below) the macros are 45.3c / 13.4f / 21.4p
**If you are using a frozen banana, you probably won’t need ice and likely won’t need xanthum gum. I like to just add ice as needed for the consistency I want.
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