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a simple recipe :: my favorite protein-packed smoothie bowl

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I love starting off my day with a smoothie. But on days when I have a little more time in the morning, I like to keep that smoothie super thick and serve it in a bowl with toppings. It’s a rare day that I can sit down and eat my breakfast uninterrupted, so I take advantage when I can! This smoothie bowl tastes like dessert, is packed full of protein and has clean ingredients with no added sugar.

The {Wella} Good Protein Bowl

Ingredients for the smoothie: Almond Milk (preferably a clean brand–my store was out so I had to use what I could), 2-3 T almond butter, a frozen banana (I keep a bag of frozen banana chunks in my freezer). If you like a chocolate taste, you can add some honey and cocoa/cacao powder.
Ingredients for the toppings: chia seeds, banana slices, crumbled Wella bar of your choice (I used Peanut Cacao in this bowl).
Directions: Add banana and almond butter to your blender. Start with a small amount of almond milk and drizzle more in until the consistency of ice cream (Yep, ice cream for breakfast!). Pour into a bowl. Top with toppings. The end. I wasn’t kidding when I said it was a simple recipe!
I’m not one to count macros, carbs or calories. I just like to eat nourishing food that makes me feel satisfied. And since this smoothie bowl if FULL of protein–25 to 30 grams, depending on which type of Wella bar you choose for your topping–it definitely kept me satisfied.  I ate it for breakfast and it kept me full until my late 1:30 lunch.  Wella bars are found at Super Target, Costco, Sam’s Club and Whole Foods.  I pick up a box every. single. time I go to Costco.  My husband eats one for breakfast every day.  I usually grab one for a mid-morning or afternoon snack so I can tame my sugar beast without eating any sugar!  Wella bars are made with organic, sustainable ingredients like peanuts, almonds, cashews, sesame seeds, honey, milk protein and egg whites.  You’re not going to find sugar, fructose or unpronounceable ingredients here!

Have you tried Wella bars?  They have so quickly become a part of our daily routine!

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  • Lula Ruger
    March 28, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    I love the idea of a smoothie bowl great for a quick breakfast or healthy snack

    • Gina
      April 2, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      So yummy! I just stocked up on 3 more boxes of Wella bars at Costco and am already craving my morning smoothie bowl!

  • Amy Tolley
    March 23, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    I never would have thought about having a smoothie in a bowl..Great idea and love the ingredients thanks for sharing with us..

    • Gina
      March 26, 2017 at 11:08 am

      Thanks, Amy! Sometimes it’s just nice to sit down and eat! And it really does remind me of ice cream:)

  • Jessica
    March 22, 2017 at 3:51 pm


  • Katy
    March 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Yum! This looks awesome! We have a smoothie every day for lunch. It’s a great way to get our three year old daughter to drink her veggies. I haven’t tried smoothie bowls yet, but I sure will soon! It’s like ice cream toppings- almost!

    • Gina
      March 21, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      Yum! I agree with using smoothies as a great way to get in some veggies! The bowl just makes it feel a little more like a sit down meal–and it helps that it tastes like ice cream!

  • Peggy Nunn
    March 21, 2017 at 9:13 am

    I have not heard of Wella bars before. I will have to look for them and try one. They sound good.

    • Gina
      March 21, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      We saw them at Costco one day and decided to give them a try after reading the super clean ingredient label! We’ve been hooked ever since!

  • Sean
    March 21, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Lately, I’ve been on a high protein kick diet. This recipe is just what I needed. Thanks!

    • Gina
      March 21, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      This is such a great way to get in protein but still have it taste like a little treat!

  • Janet W.
    March 21, 2017 at 6:43 am

    This is such a healthy choice and would make a great start to my day!