Smoothie Bowls for Protein-Packed Breakfasts
Over the last year, Laura and I invested in a new blender. We did this because I wanted to get a bit more creative with my protein shakes. I’ll have a great recipe on my go-to protein shake, coming up soon!
One of the other creations that frequently runs through our blender is a smoothie bowl. For those in the plant-based community, this may be familiar territory as a popular post workout meal among vegan athletes. If you’re not familiar with smoothie bowls, you’ll love this easy breakfast or snack alternative.
A smoothie bowl is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a smoothie in a bowl. Usually, it’s much thicker than an ordinary smoothie, beyond the capabilities of being sucked through a straw. However, the core elements are the same: protein powder, fruit, and milk. For a quick and easy smoothie bowl that’ll make a great breakfast, post-workout meal, or snack try this recipe. Here’s whatcha need to do:
In a blender, add:
· 1 scoop of ANS Performance mixed berry vegan protein powder
· 2 cups of frozen mixed berries
· 1.5 cup of unsweetened almond milk, add more to reach your desired consistency
· Additional, optional ingredients: 1 banana, 1 tbsp of flaxseed meal, 1 cup of spinach, 2 tbsp of powdered peanut butter, 1 tbsp of natural peanut butter, ½ cup of plant yogurt
Pour the mixture into a bowl and top with any combination (2-3) of the following:
· 50 grams of the Kind Peanut Butter Granola
· ½ cup of fresh blueberries
· 1 sliced banana
· 1 tbsp of hempseeds
· ½ cup of fresh raspberries
· ½ Simply Protein Bar (dark chocolate almond) crumbled
· ½ cup of your favourite cereal. Mine is Kellogg’s Honey Almond Protein.
· 1 tbsp Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips
There you have it! As you can see a smoothie bowl, just like oatmeal, is a super versatile platform for building a healthy meal. Depending on your macro goals, you can tinker with these ingredients and amounts to hit easily your protein targets while getting lots of fiber and micronutrients. The average smoothie bowl in our house comes in around 30 grams of protein in 450 calories.
The base of any smoothie bowl is a solid protein powder. For the last few months, I’ve been using ANS Performance’s vegan protein blends. I highly recommend their mixed berry flavour for this recipe. Click here, to get 20% off your next order.