A breakfast inspired after a tough workout and wanting a cold, creamy smoothie bowl. This version of your traditional high calorie sugar bomb is more nutrient dense, higher in protein and lower in sugar.
Smoothie bowls are both aesthetically pleasing and delicious, but every recipe I come across is loaded with sugar and adds up in calories. It's a shame, because I am a big proponent of smoothies as a means to get in extra protein and extreemly nutrient dense foods. Why can't there be more options for those who are truly trying to be more health conscious in terms of protein, carbs and fat?!
So after a long workout where I depleated my glycogen and absolutely needed higher protein to aid in recovery, I decided to turn my traditonal smoothie into a smoothie ~bowl~.
I use Legion protein powder for all of my smoothies, so this one is no different! Legion whey + protein is an isolate, so it is stripped from carbs and fat during processing. Traditionally, this means it's also easier to digest and lower in calories. All of Legion's protien powders are at least 20 grams of protein per serving.
I also use Purely Elizabeth granola. Purely Elizabeth is my favorite organic granola + cereal brand becasue of the ingredient list; each real whole food ingredient is cerified gluten free, vegan and non-GMO. Naturally, you'll see that these products are less sugar and higher in fiber compared to your traditional granola brand because of the use of real food in their products.
This blueberry almond butter smoothie bowl is the perfect workout recovery meal containing high quality protein for building muscle, fat to keep you full, and carbs to replenish depleted glycogen storage.
Nutrition: calories: 475 kcal | protein: 33g | carbs: 49g | fat: 20g
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Your List of Ingredients
Blend the protein powder, powdered peanut butter, blueberries and almond milk in a high speed blender. You can use less milk for a thicker shake or add in frozen spinach to increase your greens.
Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with chia seeds, granola and a drizzle of almond butter.