Changing your relationship with your body is a requirement for changing your relationship with food.
-Isabel Foxen Duke
I have a confession. I used to have an incredibly unhealthy relationship with food. There was a point in time where I was eating fast food for breakfast, lunch & sometimes dinner. Salads were rare & I was the president of the “clean plate club”.
While I was never severally over weight, I realized what I was doing to my body wasn’t healthy & I hated how it made me feel.
In the last two years I took a hard look at where this bad relationship was coming from and how I could fix it without giving up all my favorite foods.
S0, what did I learn? Cooking smaller portions was easier I thought, it’s okay to leave food on the plate & life is about balance. I can still have my cake & eat it too…I just have to eat clean the next meal.
One of the ways that I found balance was through smoothie bowls. I can satisfy my chocolate cravings and eat healthy at the same time. My absolute favorite smoothie bowl is my Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie Bowl. It tastes like chocolate ice cream but is full of protein & contains 1/5 of the calories that ice cream does!
How to make your protein smoothie bowl creamy & thick?
Add extra ice! The bananas & the peanut butter in the recipe help aid to giving your smoothie that creamy consistency you are looking for. Adding extra ice where necessary is what will really give your smoothie its desired thickness.
Now it is time to construct your smoothie bowl! You can easily drink the smoothie as is when made but making it into a smoothie bowl makes it feel like you’re eating a real meal.
Chia seeds add a fun textural crunch to the bowl as well as extra protein!
Always say yes to to extra bananas, peanuts & dark chocolate! And don’t forget that melted peanut butter drizzle! You can thank me later!
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie gets eaten a good bite around here. My guy loves it as a post workout snack. I make a smaller version A LOT as a healthy dessert. I won’t lie to you, I have had it for breakfast a time or two as well.
There is never a bad time to have this smoothie bowl!
This recipe takes dessert for dinner to a new level. This Choclate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie Bowl is refreshing & jam packed with protein & nutrients!
- 2 bananas, frozen and sliced
- 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 1 cup ice
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp chocolate protein powder
- chia seeds
- peanuts, chopped
- mini chocolate chips
- banana, sliced
- peanut butter, melted for drizzle
The night or morning before you consume: slice 2 bananas & freeze for at least 2-12 hours.
Into blender add almond milk, chocolate powder, protein powder, peanut butter, frozen bananas & ice.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into wide mouthed bowl. Add chia seeds, chopped peanuts, mini chocolate chips & bananas if toppings are desired. Drizzle melted peanut butter over top.
Serve immediately & enjoy!
If you want a "thicker" smoothie bowl, remove ice from ingredients. You could also use less almond milk to have same effect.