Smoothies have always been a popular breakfast option, but recently “smoothie bowls” have been sweeping the Internet. Smoothie bowls are supposedly thicker than a regular smoothie and are apparently the answer for those who don’t feel that smoothies are a filling breakfast option. Smoothie bowls make you sit down and focus on what you are doing, which may make you feel like you are satisfied more so than if you simply sipped a smoothie.
I decided to try a smoothie bowl for myself! I did some browsing and came up with a recipe that I thought would suit me. I made a Peanut Butter Chocolate smoothie bowl! The ingredients are listed below. Simply dump everything into the blender and mix until combined. I found out that it is crucial that the bananas are frozen (mine were not). This is key to the consistency of the smoothie bowl. You can definitely substitute out healthier alternatives to some of the ingredients I used, like for example low fat milk or organic peanut butter. I used Instant Breakfast in hopes that it would keep me full longer, but if you are looking for something with a fewer calories you could opt for unsweetened cocoa powder or protein powder! You could also throw in a handful of greens if you are feeling extra healthy!
Ultimately, my smoothie was a little on the runny side so the toppings began to sink. I tried adding ice in hope that it would make up for the frozen banana, but it didn’t go as well as planned. I think if you use frozen bananas your smoothie bowl would have a much better consistency. Other than that, it was delicious!
½ cup milk
¼ cup yogurt
2 tbsp. peanut butter
1 packet Instant Breakfast (I used Milk Chocolate)
3 frozen bananas
1 banana chopped
1 handful of peanuts
1 handful chocolate chips