Written by: Julia Bumpus, MS, RDN, LDN

Summertime is the perfect time for a cool treat and smoothie bowls are great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Because they are thick, you can devour from a bowl with a spoon and your choice of toppings! This bowl is lower in saturated fats and higher in protein than ice cream but still hits the sweet spot. The banana makes it sweet and thick, and just like with ice cream, the topping options are endless.

Makes: 1 servings

Ingredients:

1 banana, frozen

1 tablespoon almond butter

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

½ cup almond milk

¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon chia seed

1 graham cracker, crumbled

1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips

¼ cup blueberry (or any berry variety)

Preparation:

  1. Blend frozen banana, almond butter, cocoa powder, almond milk and vanilla extract in the blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl.
  3. Top with chia seeds, graham crackers, mini chocolate chips and berries.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: ­­­­­­­­­­­­1 bowl

Calories: 350, Saturated Fat: 2g, Protein: 8g, Carbohydrates: 54g, Fiber: 9g, Sodium: 203mg

Adapted from: https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2015/06/23/peanut-butter-and-banana-smoothie-bowls-how-to-make-a-smoothie-bowl/

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