When you blend together frozen banana, soymilk, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and peanut butter, what you get is a rich, nutritious, and satisfying smoothie bowl with an impressive 10 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber.
Try this Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie Bowl for your family’s next breakfast or snack.
Smoothie bowls come in various colors (purple, green, orange, yellow, chocolate brown) and flavors but their texture is always the same: thicker than a drinkable smoothie but thinner than pudding. They’re meant to be devoured with a spoon, and the topping options are endless — nuts, fruit, seeds, coconut, crushed Graham crackers, whole grain cereal, and more!
I’ve been drooling over smoothie bowls for the past few months—they’re the trendiest eye candy right now on Instagram—and I finally got around to whipping up a few new recipes for the blog … and for my own family. I love this PB smoothie bowl for it’s simplicity, and the topping that makes me smile the most is the O-shaped cereal. Your kids will love the playfulness of this smoothie bowl.
How to Make a Smoothie Bowl:
Equipment – Blender, bowls, spoons
Blender Ingredients – Use less liquid than a traditional smoothie; add thickening ingredients; make sure you have a good protein source and a healthy fat source. (You need fat in your diet to absorb all the great nutrients from fruits and veggies.)
–> Liquid: 100% fruit juice or vegetable juice, milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk.
–> Fruits and/or Vegetables: Frozen banana, strawberries, mango, pineapple, peaches, wild blueberries, raspberries, baby spinach, kale, cucumber, pumpkin puree, roasted beets.
–> Good Fats: Peanut butter, nut butters, avocado, whole milk or 2% fat yogurt, coconut oil.
–> Thickeners: Chia seeds, Greek yogurt, banana
–> Protein: Milk, yogurt, nuts, peanut butter, nut butters, cottage cheese, protein powder.
Topping Ingredients – Whole grain cereal, nuts, chia seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, coconut chips, fresh fruit, dried fruit, crumbled graham crackers
Combine blender ingredients until smooth and then decorate with your favorite toppers.
- Serves: 2 to 3
- Serving size: about ¾ cup
- Calories: 270
- Fat: 13g
- Saturated fat: 2.5g
- Carbohydrates: 34g
- Sodium: 130mg
- Fiber: 7g
- Protein: 10g
- 1 cup plain or vanilla soymilk
- 2 frozen bananas
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Optional Toppers: O-shaped whole grain cereal, crushed Graham crackers, chopped peanuts, chia seeds, coconut chips, sliced banana
- Place the soymilk, bananas, peanut butter, cocoa, chia seeds, and vanilla in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into individual bowls and garnish with your choice of optional toppers.
Have you made smoothie bowls yet for your family? What’s your favorite combination of blender ingredients and toppers?
Watch me cook up my chocolate and peanut butter smoothie bowl!