Make this cookie dough smoothie bowl for a healthier dessert tonight! My cookie dough smoothie is made with frozen bananas, peanut butter, and homemade chickpea cookie dough. This smoothie bowl is made for 1, but can definitely be shared between 2 people!
Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl Ingredients
- Frozen Bananas
- Peanut butter
- Vanilla protein powder (optional)
- Splash of milk of choice (if needed to help the blender)
Homemade Chickpea Cookie Dough
I used homemade chickpea cookie dough in my cookie dough smoothie bowl! Make my chickpea cookie dough recipe, then roll the dough into very small balls. Then, you can either stir the chickpea cookie dough balls right into your smoothie bowl, or freeze them to use later.
I used ¼ of my chickpea cookie dough for this recipe.
What makes a smoothie bowl thick?
- Use frozen fruit only. If you want a super thick smoothie bowl, you will need frozen fruit! ANY kind works. Don't use fresh fruit as this has so much water and will make your smoothie bowl super thin and watery.
- Minimal liquids. Start your smoothie bowl using NO liquids at all. If your blender is having trouble, add a splash of milk as needed to help it blend your frozen fruit.
- Use a high powered blender. A powerful blender is going to help you a lot in getting a creamy texture. Cheaper blenders will take a lot longer to cut through all the frozen fruit and by then your fruit might have started to melt.
- Don't over blend. Once you have a creamy texture and there are no frozen chunks of fruit left, don't be tempted to keep blending your smoothie! Scoop it right into a bowl and top with your favorite ingredients.
How to thicken a smoothie bowl without banana? You can easily thicken a smoothie bowl with ANY frozen fruit or vegetable. But, if you want a creamy smoothie bowl texture, use fruits like mango or pineapple.
How to make a Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl
In your blender, add 2 frozen bananas and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. Add another tablespoon of peanut butter if you like more of that flavor. 🙂
Turn your blender on and blend until your smoothie is thick and creamy. Use your tamper to push the frozen fruit down towards the blades. If you don't have a blender with a tamper, you might have to turn your blender off a few times and push the frozen fruit down towards the bottom of your blender. Add a splash of milk as needed.
Scoop your smoothie into a bowl and add chickpea cookie dough balls.
What is the difference between a smoothie and a smoothie bowl?
A smoothie is thin enough to be sipped through a straw, while a smoothie bowl is thick enough to support toppings and be eaten from a bowl with a spoon. Smoothie bowls mimic an ice-cream or sorbet- like texture. Depending on what ingredients you use, smoothies and smoothie bowls can both be healthy.
Are smoothie bowls healthy?
Smoothie bowls can be just as healthy as a regular smoothie. If you are eating a smoothie bowl as a meal, make sure to add some kind of fat & protein source along with your frozen fruit (like protein powder, nuts, seeds, nut butter, etc.). I also love to add in some frozen vegetables if I am eating a smoothie bowl as a meal replacement. A smoothie bowl with just frozen fruit is also an excellent dessert alternative as unlike sugar sweetened ice cream & sorbet, smoothie bowls are made with fiber and antioxidant packed fruit.
Other healthy smoothie bowl recipes:
- Pink Smoothie Bowl with mango and pineapple
- Strawberries & Cream Smoothie Bowl
- Super Green's Smoothie Bowl
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Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl (Thick & Creamy!)
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder optional
- splash of milk as needed
- ¼ of chickpea cookie dough recipe see notes
- In a blender, add 2 frozen bananas, 1 scoop protein powder, and 1 tablespoon peanut butter. Blend until smooth and creamy.Scoop into a bowl and stir in chickpea cookie dough balls (I used ¼ of my chickpea cookie dough recipe, see the notes for the recipe). Enjoy!