A smoothie bowl is pictured on Friday, July 22, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

Peanut Butter Jelly Smoothie Bowl

This smoothie bowl combines the sweetness of strawberries, banana and peanut butter for a delicious breakfast or post-workout treat. Add a scoop of protein powder to kick the nutritional stats up a notch! 

Happy Monday, friends! How was your weekend? Ours contained the perfect balance of productivity and fun. We walked down to the farmer’s market and spent some time out on Lake Monroe when we needed a break from getting settled into the house.

And, my goodness, it is hot out there. I don’t mind the heat, but the humidity kills me. By the time we got home from walking downtown on Saturday, we looked like we’d run a marathon. When it’s this hot out, there’s no reason to turn the oven on. All I want to eat is something that’s nice and cool — enter the smoothie bowl.

I’ve been living on smoothie bowls this summer. They’re an easy weekday breakfast that I can throw together in a matter of minutes and take to work with me on hectic mornings. I also love mixing one up as a healthy snack after intense workouts or when I’m craving ice cream.

The smoothie bowl combinations are endless, but I find myself coming back to this one over and over. It doesn’t get much better than the classic combo of peanut butter and jelly! If you don’t have strawberries or bananas on hand, you can substitute any other frozen fruit; blueberries are especially delicious in this smoothie.

The only thing better than the actual smoothie is the toppings! Like with fro-yo, the more toppings the better. You can use anything you have on hand, but I love topping my bowls with nut butter, fresh fruit and some unsweetened coconut.

Here’s to keeping cool during another hot week!

Smoothie Bowl

Peanut Butter Jelly Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 large frozen banana, cut into large pieces
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 heaping Tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • Ice (optional)

Topping Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 1 large banana or 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp. flaked, unsweetened coconut

Directions

  1. Combine strawberries, banana, almond milk and peanut butter in blender. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the blender occasionally. If smoothie doesn’t appear thick enough, add additional frozen fruit or ice cubes and blend until smoothie is thick enough to eat with a spoon.
  2. Pour smoothie into a medium-sized bowl and top with more peanut butter, sliced fresh fruit and coconut.

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