I definitely go through phases when it comes to smoothies and smoothie bowls I must say; but seeing as we’re now coming into Summer I thought it would be quite fitting to start whipping out some fresh and fruity inspired recipes! Whilst I’m not the biggest smoothie fan, I do love a really thick, creamy smoothie bowl with a nice ice cream like consistency! This is perfect for a quick summer time breakfast, snack or dessert. It’s packed with vitamins from the fresh fruit and greens powder and also has a good hit of plant based protein in there as well.
Whilst I don’t think that protein powders and bars etc are essential to your daily life and diet, they are something that I often include in my meals and snacks and do really enjoy using. They’re a really quick and convenient way for me to up the protein content in my diet and are especially useful if I’m making plant based dishes. I often mix them into my porridge or yoghurt bowls for both flavour and of course, extra protein. I generally prefer the flavour and texture of vegan protein powders, but I have also tried some quite nice whey products too. So it really depends on your diet and personal preference here I think.
I’m so obsessed with anything berry flavoured and the creamy peanut butter undertones pair perfectly with the fruit in this recipe. Everyone knows that PB & J is a killer combo, so this was on the top of my list for one of the first smoothie bowl recipes of the season. I need to focus on my nutrition a lot more this year (I know this might sound a little odd coming from a health food blogger haha) but I will admit, I’ve been severely slacking recently and I definitely feel worse for it! This is a great way to cram in some extra goodness and still enjoy something that tastes delicious!
The greens powder that I’ve used here is probably one of my current favourites, as I don’t find the taste to be too prominent or bitter. Whilst they are great for you, I’m not a huge lover of things like spirulina or chlorella on their own, as the flavour is not astroturfing all tasty! So if you’re new to greens powders, then I would recommend giving this one a try!
Ingredients- Serves 2
- 2 frozen bananas
- Tsp Good Guru Good Greens Powder
- 100g Frozen raspberries
- Tbsp Smooth Peanut Butter
- 2 Tbsp Good Guru Vegan Berry Protein
- Splash of plant milk to help everything blend
Pop all of the ingredients into a high speed blender and blitz until super smooth and creamy.
You can add extra liquid to help everything blend or if you’d like the consistency to be thinner.
Serve with all of your favourite toppings and dig in!