Protein smoothie bowl. My high protein smoothie bowl recipe is super delicious and is an excellent breakfast recipe for weight loss. It is made with just 4 ingredients and easy to customize.
I love smoothie bowls, most of the time I eat them as a snack or a treat, so I don't add protein powder. But I have been getting a lot of questions and requests for high protein smoothie bowls that can be eaten as a breakfast.
This smoothie bowl has the perfect sweet base from the berries and banana and will pair with your favorite vanilla protein powder!
PROTEIN SMOOTHIE BOWL INGREDIENTS
- Frozen mixed berries
- Frozen banana
- Vanilla protein powder
- Milk of choice
Protein smoothie bowl calories- 360 calories per bowl (toppings not included)
HOW CAN I ADD PROTEIN TO MY SMOOTHIE BOWL?
Do you want a high protein smoothie bowl without protein powder?
Here are 4 great options:
- Peanut, cashew, or almond butter
- Chia, flax or hemp seeds
- Greek yogurt
ARE SMOOTHIE BOWLS ACTUALLY HEALTHY?
Yes! Smoothie bowls are super healthy for you. As a registered dietitian, I frequently recommend smoothies and smoothie bowls for people trying to get into better health. Whether you want better gut health, weight loss, skin health, or lower inflammation, these are a great option.
- Gut health- they are high in fiber, nutrients and antioxidants that help support your good gut bugs and relieve constipation.
- Weight loss- the fiber keeps you full longer and the nutrients from fruit support a healthy metabolism!
- Skin health- nutrients like vitamin C help to build collagen in your skin naturally.
- Lower inflammation- all fruit has antioxidants, which fights inflammation all over your body. Whatever fruit you choose, you are doing your body good!
The benefits of smoothie bowls are so much more than these 4 examples!
WHAT MAKES SMOOTHIE BOWLS SO THICK?
Here are my top 3 tips to make a super thick smoothie bowl:
- Use frozen fruit only.
- Use minimal liquid.
- Invest in a high quality blender.
Read my full post on how to make a thick smoothie bowl every time.
HOW TO MAKE A HIGH PROTEIN SMOOTHIE BOWL AT HOME
First, grab your blender. I get asked a lot what type of blender I use, and if my smoothie bowl recipes will work in any blender. While my recipes will work in any blender, they will take longer to blend in a cheaper blender. If you can, invest in a high quality blender that will last you years.
STEP 1- add ingredients to your blender
In your blender, add:
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use pea protein)
- ½ cup milk of choice (I use soy milk)
STEP 2- blend
Start your blender on low. Keep blending and pushing frozen fruit down towards the blades. I end up blending on medium speed by the end. Once you see no frozen fruit chunks left, your smoothie bowl is done!
STEP 3- scoop and top
Scoop your smoothie bowl into a bowl. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
SMOOTHIE BOWL TOPPING IDEAS
Topping ideas are endless, but here are some of my favorite healthy toppings!
- Fresh sliced fruit
- Unsweetened granola
- Nut butters
How much protein is in a smoothie bowl?
Smoothie bowls made with just milk and fruit will only have the amount of protein in the milk (if you're not using plant based milk). Depending on what protein toppings or protein powder you choose, protein content will vary greatly. Read your labels!
How do I make a peanut butter protein smoothie bowl?
If you want to make a protein smoothie bowl without protein powder, peanut butter is a great option! Add 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter to your blender and blend inside the smoothie bowl, or use it as a topping!
Can I make a protein smoothie bowl without banana?
Yes! If you don't have or don't like bananas, simply blend your smoothie bowl without the banana, or add more mixed berries.
What super food is commonly used as a smoothie bowl topping?
Okay so apparently this was a crossword question, but it was so good that I had to add it to my post for you guys. The answer is chia seeds! I'm a huge fan of chia pudding, and sometimes if I have prepped chia pudding in the fridge, I use it as a smoothie bowl topping.
More delicious smoothie bowl recipes that you can add your protein powder to:
- Peach blueberry smoothie bowl
- Golden milk smoothie bowl
- Strawberry kiwi smoothie bowl
- Strawberry peach smoothie bowl
- Banana mango smoothie bowl
- Blue pineapple banana smoothie bowl
- Green smoothie bowl
- Tropical smoothie bowl
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Protein Smoothie Bowl!
For the protein smoothie bowl
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder I used vanilla pea protein
- ½ cup milk of choice I used soy milk
- kiwi, sliced
- cashew butter
- In your blender, add frozen mixed berries, frozen banana, protein powder, and milk.
- Blend until there are no frozen fruit chunks left and your smoothie is totally creamy.
- Scoop into a bowl, add kiwi, cashew butter, or your favorite toppings. Enjoy!