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!
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?
This smoothie bowl is a great way to start the day with the perfect dose of protein, healthy fats, fiber and superfoods. If you are a lover of strawberry shortcake then this is definitely for you! A little bit of coconut milk, vanilla protein, strawberries, and chia seeds pack a punch for a healthy start to a beautiful day you are sure to have (the power of mindset, right?).
I am a fan of anything smoothie or smoothie bowl. I have a smoothie daily, and I feel like a little scientist playing with different combinations of ingredients. I mean, the options are limitless! When it comes to differentiating the two it is all about consistency. For a smoothie you typically want more liquid than contents, and for a bowl you want to start with less liquid then add more as needed so it doesn’t get runny and you can actually pick up spoonfuls. It’s all about balance and texture, such is life.
It is no secret I am a lover of Primal Kitchen’s Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel, so if you were to ask me for a recommendation for protein I would be sure to send you their way. Other brands I use are Ancient Nutrition and Tone It Up as they offer a clean and simple ingredient list free of fillers and unnecessary additives. If you want an unflavored protein you could also use Vital Protein’s collagen or Primal Kitchen’s unflavored collagen peptides. Whatever floats your boat.
For this smoothie bowl I use chia seeds for my fiber source, but you could also sub in ground flax meal. Using chia seeds delivers a massive amount of nutrients and antioxidants. For my source of fat I stick to my tried and true coconut oil, which is beneficial for your heart and brain health in addition to your hair and skin. I use frozen cauliflower rice for some vitamin A and C, and the frozen texture helps the bowl stay more dense and not runny.
Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie Bowl Makes 1
1/2 cup of cut up strawberries
1/2 of a frozen medium banana
1 cup of frozen cauliflower rice
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk
1-2 scoops of vanilla protein (I use 2 of the Primal Kitchen Vanilla Coconut Collagen Peptides)