4 Smoothie Bowls For When It’s Too Hot To Cook


– Nutrition –

Summer is the perfect time to up your smoothie game! Try one of these protein-packed blends (each has more than 16 grams per serving!) to keep you cool, nourished, and hydrated all season long.

 

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl

This tasty blend boasts nearly 28 grams of protein per serving, making it a perfect postworkout choice. 

A strawberry-cheesecake smoothie bowl topped with sliced fresh strawberries and sliced almonds

Makes one serving

Prep time: five minutes

 

1 ½ cup frozen strawberries

½ frozen banana

½ cup full-fat cottage cheese

½ cup plain, full-fat Greek yogurt

¼ cup almond milk or milk of choice

Toppings:

2 fresh strawberries, sliced

2 tbs. slivered almonds

Directions:

  1. Add smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add a splash or two of almond milk as necessary to achieve desired texture.
  2. Pour smoothie into a large bowl and top with strawberry slices and slivered almonds.

 

Peaches and Cream Smoothie Bowl

Coconut milk and frozen mango give this refreshing recipe a tropical flair. 

A peaches-and-cream smoothie bowl is pictured.

Makes one serving

Prep time: five minutes

 

1 ½ cup frozen peaches

½ cup frozen mango

¾ cup coconut milk or milk of choice

¼ cup plain, full-fat Greek yogurt

2 tbs. hemp seeds

Toppings:

½ fresh peach, thinly sliced

1 tsp. chia seeds

1 tbs. shelled pistachios

Directions:

  1. Add smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add a splash or two of coconut milk as necessary to achieve desired texture.
  2. Pour smoothie into a large bowl and top with peach slices, chia seeds, and pistachios. 

 

PB and Green Nourish Smoothie Bowl

You won’t taste the spinach in this smoothie, but it gives this recipe a nutritional upgrade with vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K — as well as minerals like manganese, zinc, and selenium.

A peanut-butter-and-banana smoothie bowl topped with blueberries

Makes one serving

Prep time: five minutes

 

1 frozen banana

1 cup fresh spinach

½ cup oat milk or milk of choice

1 tbs. peanut butter or nut butter of choice

Toppings:

½ medium banana, sliced

1 tbs. chia seeds

1 tbs. peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Add smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add a splash or two of oat milk as necessary to achieve desired texture.
  2. Pour smoothie into a large bowl and top with banana slices, hemp seeds, and peanut butter.

 

Pineapple and Blueberry Bliss Smoothie Bowl

Pineapple gives this recipe a boost of vitamin C and bromelain, an enzyme that can ease indigestion and inflammation.

A blueberry-and-pineapple smoothie bowl

Makes one serving

Prep time: five minutes

 

¾ cup frozen pineapple chunks

¾ cup frozen…

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