Calling all peanut butter cup lovers! This delicious PB Cup Smoothie Bowl recipe is packed with nutrients, and it is fully balanced to fuel you up for the day ahead. This is Paleo friendly if you sub in some equally delicious almond butter. Enjoy!
My morning routine involves a fasted workout of some sort, which is followed by a balanced breakfast to help repair my muscles. I enjoy getting in some form of movement in my mornings before I head downstairs to start the morning grind with my family. My morning movement is something I keep sacred for myself, which is distraction free. I meditate, journal, and complete a workout that serves my body for that particular day. Then, I eventually make it downstairs, make myself some tea, pack lunches, and then save smoothie making until the end. If you are a parent you know that starting your blender before the kids wake up is always a gamble.
I typically use a protein powder that also has a collagen complex. I will use Ancient Nutrition’s Multi Collagen Protein powders or Primal Kitchen’s Collagen Fuel in most of my smoothies. I look for grass-fed collagen powders that are simple in nature without an exhausting list of ingredients. Collagen in general is a great addition to any diet for enhanced hair, skin, joints and digestion. Aside from smoothies I will add this into my coffee, baked goods, energy bites, oatmeal, etc. I grab this from their website or at my local Whole Foods store.
Something that I have carried with me after reading the Body Love series by Kelly LeVeque is that meals and smoothies should have a healthy balance of fiber, protein, healthy fats and greens. So, despite this smoothie looking like a dessert there is actually cauliflower rice in the mix. Frozen cauliflower rice is something I often use in my family’s smoothies, because it is flavorless but packs a punch with nutrients. If you are living a Paleo lifestyle then I would sub in almond butter for the peanut butter, and it is just as delicious. I hope you enjoy this creamy smoothie bowl, and dig into it as often as I do my friends!
This is my go to smoothie bowl for when I am wanting something refreshing and light. My Mint Cacao Smoothie bowl has a touch of mint and cacao blended with nutrient dense spirulina powder and collagen peptides. Dig into this gluten free, dairy free, and paleo friendly breakfast for a refreshing treat to start your day.
I love mint chocolate chip ice cream, so naturally I created this smoothie bowl to mimic a favorite of mine. Lately, I have been playing with different powders to toss into my smoothies for added nutrients. Spirulina is a blue-green algae plant that is found in both fresh and salt water environments. This anti-inflammatory powder has been proven to help stabilize blood sugar, increase energy, detoxify your body, and enhance brain function.
The use of collagen peptides is an added bonus. When choosing collagen be sure to choose a brand that is grass-fed. Also, be aware of any additives found inside the brand you choose. For this recipe I stuck with an unflavored kind, but there are also wonderful collagen powders from Primal Kitchen and Vital Proteins.
When I pick my mint I typically get the whole plant from Whole Foods, and I will either use their chocolate mint or regular mint leaves. I feel it is more cost effective to buy the plant if you feel you can keep the little guy alive. I try my best, but let’s be honest, I am not always as successful as I wish I could be. A gal can dream, right? Anyways, I hope you enjoy this little treat friends. Let me know if you like it!
fresh banana slices, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, blueberries, mint leaves
Blend all of the ingredients together in a high speed blender, and pour into a bowl. Top with additional toppings of your choice. Enjoy!
*If you are needing more liquid, add no more than 1/4 cup of additional coconut milk. You don’t want the smoothie to be too watered down or else you won’t be able to scoop up all of the deliciousness. *I use unsweetened cacao nibs and coconut to keep this paleo friendly, but do whatever suits you best. This is a judgment free zone.
Are you looking for a little jazz to add into your morning breakfast routine, or a post workout recharge? Then, you will adore this smoothie bowl. Enjoy this gluten free treat that has a lovely blend of vanilla, blueberry, and almond that will keep you fueled to handle the day ahead.
I am a lover of almond anything. This smoothie balances the almond flavors with the subtle taste of vanilla from the protein powder and wild blueberries. Toasted almonds always seem to add a little flare to dishes, and this smoothie bowl is no different. The beautiful texture of the toasted almonds, and the creamy almond butter taste in the smoothie are sensational.
Almonds have so many health benefits, such as reducing the risk for heart disease, supporting healthy brain function, nourishing skin, and balancing blood sugar levels. Almonds are also a great source of healthy fat and fiber to incorporate into your diet for increased satiety, which aids in healthy weight loss. This is a great post-workout snack, or a morning breakfast treat. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!
Need a little bit of energy in the morning to tackle the day ahead, or a post workout smoothie? Then you will love this cold brew smoothie bowl that has a beautiful blend of chocolate and coffee. This is gluten free, dairy free, and it is paleo and Keto friendly.
Sometimes after a morning workout I can’t decide what to have first. Do I grab the coffee, or make a smoothie? This smoothie bowl hits both spots, while only needing my effort to make one when I am in a pinch. I also love making this on the weekends when I have the luxury of time to sit down and enjoy a little treat to start my day.
I used Tone It Up protein powder for this bowl, but whatever chocolate protein powder you prefer will work. Just be mindful of the ingredients, because there are a lot of brands that use a substantial amount of unnecessary fillers. For the cold brew I sometimes grab one from the grocery store or make a quick cup of coffee the night before, and store it in a mason jar for the next day. Cheers to a good morning! It’s a good day, for a good day.
Add all of the smoothie ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until combined. Depending on your protein powder portion you may need to add more water, however do so in small increments so it’s thick enough to eat with a spoon.
Pour the thickened smoothie into a bowl.
Top with banana slices, cacao nibs, hemp seeds and shredded coconut. I always add a drizzle more of nut butter on top, because, why not?
I recently discovered pistachio milk and oh my goodness. I am hooked. The subtle sweet and creamy flavor makes this smoothie bowl taste almost like a dessert. Make this for a go-to breakfast option that will have you asking for seconds!
Okay, so I have heard of all the milks under the sun, but recently I stumbled across the brand Three Trees. Their pistachio milk was on sale, so naturally I bought it. I immediately thought of making a pistachio smoothie, of course.
When I make my smoothies I stick to the Fab 4 approach developed by Kelly Leveque, who is a holistic nutritionist. She has written the beloved books called Body Love and Body Love Everyday. Her approach is so simple that it will have you applying it to every meal. Do you have greens, a healthy fat, a source of fiber, and quality protein? If you hit all of those groups then there is no hemming and hawing about whether or not your meal is complete. Sprinkle some optional superfoods and liquid, and you are good to go my friend.
So, of course, I used my tried and true Primal Kitchen Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel protein powder to allow the vanilla to compliment the pistachio flavor. I used frozen cauliflower rice and kale for my greens serving. My fiber source is the ever so powerful flax seeds. My healthy fat is the drizzle of almond butter. For the liquid I used the pistachio milk. I can’t forget to add in a half of a medium sized banana for my fructose source. For the toppings I added a dash more of chia seeds, raw unsalted pistachios, my Spiced Grain-Free Granola recipe, unsweetened coconut flakes, and cacao nibs.
Like my other smoothie bowl recipes it is better to start off with a modest amount of liquid, because you want to get the right consistency to allow for spoonfuls. Otherwise, if you add too much liquid you will be using a straw and slurping that puppy up, you know what I mean?
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. I have been enjoying this all week, and I am sad to say I already need to replenish my pistachio milk supply, because my husband has fallen in love with it as much as I did. Sharing is caring, right? At least until it comes to that last cup of milk, then the gloves are off.
Pistachio Smoothie Bowl Serves 1
1 cup of pistachio milk
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 cup of frozen cauliflower rice
1/4 cup of frozen kale
1 tbsp of ground flax
1/2 medium banana
1/4 cup of filtered water
1 tbsp of almond butter
10 raw unsalted pistachios
Optional toppings: unsweetened coconut flakes, cacao nibs, 1/4 cup of granola
Add the milk, water, cauliflower, kale, flax and banana to a high speed blender and blend until well combined
Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with almond butter, pistachios and other optional toppings
*Note: if the smoothie is way too thick then add small amounts of water until it is just right. The servings here will work perfectly, but depending on if you use generous amounts of the ingredients you may need to play with the liquids