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Chocolate Banana Smoothie Bowl


I love a good smoothie.

I know that I am super late to the picturesque smoothie bowl party but,

quite frankly I never saw the point until I finally made one-

and now I’m not sure there is any turning back!!

I was running out of almond milk and did not have enough for my typical protein shake so I decided to make it thicker and put it in a bowl instead.

What I ended up with was pure magic for my mouth. It’s part breakfast, part dessert, and jam packed with protein and nutrition. My kids (even the baby) can’t get enough of it, and the best part is you really don’t need anything special- you can pretty much throw in whatever ingredients you like (or have on hand) and make different variations every day if you wanted. The key to the smooth thick consistency is the frozen banana though, so don’t leave that out but once you get the method down feel free to experiment with other flavors, fruits and toppings and see how creative and exciting eating healthy can be-

Here’s the recipe for our favorite variation, if you try it please feel free to share picture and tag us @rootsupfitness

Ingredients:

1 medium Banana (frozen)

1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder

¼ cup Rolled oats (or old fashioned oats)

1 TBSP Natural Peanut Butter

1 cup Baby Spinach

½ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

Optional Topping Ideas:

Coconut Flakes

Peanuts

Granola

Banana Slices

Peanut butter

Chia Seeds

Instructions:

Place all the ingredients in a blender

Pulse to break up the frozen banana

Blend to desired consistency, make sure its thick enough that you can eat it with a spoon.

Scoop into two bowls and enjoy with a friend or save half sealed tightly in a glass mason jar in the fridge for tomorrow.

You can certainly eat the whole thing yourself, this bowl is delicious and packed with good stuff. But, it’s not low in calories- the entire bowl plus some peanuts and coconut flakes on top (as pictured) adds up to about 500 calories. If you need that in your day than by all means lick the bowl when you are done (I did), but if that may be a little much for one meal in your day don’t be afraid to portion it out to avoid those calories sneaking up on you.

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