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Summer Protein Smoothie Bowl with Simple Toppings

Fresh taste of summer with seasonal fruits, a boost of protein and a variety of photo-worthy toppings.
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Ah, summer. The warm heat and the sun makes people happier every day. No, really! Vitamin D is important for our mood and health, which is why summer is commonly a favorite season. There’s so much that summer brings when it comes around, and fresh fruits (and cold smoothies) are some of my favorite gifts from summer.

My freezer usually has a selection of fruits that I like to freeze myself. If you don’t do that, I suggest you grab a bag of organic frozen fruits from your local grocery store and whip up this protein smoothie! Bowls, breakfast, or afternoon pick-me-up: smoothies do it all. Need one on the go? They don’t take lots of time to make and on top of that, are easy to consume.

If you feel like you don’t eat fresh fruits and veggies often enough, maybe it’s time to start making smoothies. That way, you get to enjoy the benefits of the fruits without taking the time to prepare them. (This is especially helpful if you’re often on a schedule!) Also, the sugar in fruits is more spread out through a smoothie because of the extra fiber you’re getting from whole fruits and veggies. To read more about that, read my blog post on it here!

What do I need to make this tasty Summer Protein Smoothie Bowl?

Peaches are rich in fiber, which you need to protect from heart disease and support digestion.

Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are all great options to incorporate into this smoothie bowl. They support heart health by improving artery function.

Banana is rich in potassium, which is necessary to regulate muscle and nerve function.

Milk in this smoothie is up to you: you can make it dairy free, add coconut or almond flavors, or add just enough to blend up your smoothie: make it as creamy as you’d like!

Almond butter supports bone health by providing calcium and is rich in vitamin E, which supports heart health.

Protein powder can help build muscles and repair tissues in your body.

Vanilla extract in this recipe is optional, but if you want, add a bit for flavor and it’s antibacterial properties!

I don’t know about you, but I love making smoothie bowls. They open up the possibilities to make them picture perfect, or just to add extra servings of your favorite fruits, nuts, and seeds. For sure I can say that smoothie bowls are the most fun to create when you’re serving brunch! That way, you can have a spread of options and everyone makes their own.

What topping options are there for this smoothie bowl?

Honestly the sky is the limit, but personally, I like to pair toppings that will make great flavor combinations with the smoothie I’m making. For this smoothie, I would suggest that you use:

  • granola
  • toasted coconut pieces
  • chia seeds
  • hemp seeds
  • sliced fruit (or additional berries)

Summer Protein Smoothie Bowl

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Summer Protein Smoothie Bowl with Simple Toppings

Fresh taste of summer with seasonal fruits, a boost of protein and a variety of photo-worthy toppings.
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Course: Breakfast, brunch, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 265kcal

Equipment

  • blender
  • Smoothie bowls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peaches, or nectarines, frozen
  • 1 cup berries, frozen, I used blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries
  • 1 banana, frozen, sliced
  • cup milk, of choice, or just enough to blend
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 scoop protein powder, plain or vanilla, optional
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Topping options:

  • granola
  • toasted coconut pieces
  • chia seeds
  • hemp seeds
  • sliced fruit or berries

Instructions

  • Add smoothie bowl ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. If you need to add more milk slowly add more just to blend to keep your smoothie thick.
  • Top with any toppings of choice and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 441IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 1mg

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