Smoothie Bowl: Peanut Butter & Strawberry

A Smoothie With a Twist

I will drink smoothies all year round, but this smoothie bowl is extra refreshing during the warm summer months here in New England.

It takes about 5 minutes to make and can be eaten for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. I believe having go-to recipes that work for different meals is a huge component of setting us and our families up for success in making nutritious choices.

While this recipe could also be a traditional smoothie, why not mix it up a bit and eat it with a spoon? Plus, making it thicker allows you to add fun toppings. Research shows we are more apt to find our food satisfying when it is also visually appealing. After all, we eat first with our eyes! Adding a lot of toppings (suggestions below) can make this smoothie bowl calorie-dense and satisfying. To keep it lighter, you can stick with just some additional fruit on top. Whether you’re craving a nutritious breakfast, a refreshing snack, or a guilt-free dessert, a smoothie bowl is your ticket to flavor-packed bliss.

Below are the ingredients you need for the base as well as some topping ideas and swaps you can use to customize this delicious recipe even further. Don’t be afraid to get creative! Smoothie lovers and peanut butter lovers alike will also enjoy our protein-packed vanilla peanut butter smoothie. 

Base ingredients:

2 Tablespoons peanut butter

1 cup almond milk

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 small frozen banana

2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

Pinch of cinnamon

Topping suggestions:

Sliced strawberries, bananas, or blueberries

Shredded coconut

Mini chocolate chips

Cocoa nibs

Slivered almonds

Chia seeds

Drizzle of nut butter (melt about 1 TBSP).

Additional options:

Use almond butter in place of peanut butter

Use regular milk, oat milk, or coconut milk

Omit the maple syrup to reduce sugar