I keep seeing smoothie bowls popping up on various blogs lately and also recently discovered the refreshing delight of a frozen acai bowl at my favourite cafe Replay. Normally my breakfast consists of some combination of protein and fats, but smoothie bowls tend to be more focused on carbohydrates, so they are not something I had really thought of having before.

However, I was feeling a bit bored with my usual brekkies and had been so busy so I was just making a berry protein smoothie the night before. I was freezing it and decided it would only take a few tweaks to whip up my own version of a protein smoothie bowl that was more in line with my preferred macros. This still has some carbs from the berries, but plenty of fibre and I often will have berries with my meat and nut breakfast anyway.

I have made this smoothie bowl with both my Sunwarrior protein and also my Complete shakes too. Both are delicious, and give different macro balances – I like the Complete one for post workout as it has some more carbs to refuel and otherwise the Sunwarrior is good for non-training days. The Complete variation also packs a whopping 14g of fibre!

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The other awesome thing about this smoothie bowl is you get lots of antioxidants from those berries. I also often empty in my Juice Plus+ Fruit Blend and Berry Blend capsules and blend those in too. Excellent post training recovery fuel.

I’ve included the macro variations for you below to choose from. This is quite an easy recipe to modify to suit your own macro preferences too. You can reduce the berries a little, or add more protein powder, use frozen banana for more carbs or various super foods – just experiment.

Variation Calories Protein Carbs Fats Fibre
Protein Smoothie Bowl with Sunwarrior 217 18g 20g 4g 8g
Protein Smoothie Bowl with Complete 237 14g 29g 4g 14g
CocoNutty Crunch (1 serve) 113 3g 3g 11g 1g
PSB Sunwarrior + 1 serve CocoNutty 330 21g 23g 15g 9g
PSB Complete + 1 serve CocoNutty 370 17g 32g 15g 15g

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Protein Smoothie Bowl with CocoNutty Crunch Topping

Gluten Free, Dairy Free + Sugar Free

Ingredients
Protein Smoothie Bowl (serves 1)
60g frozen organic raspberries
60g frozen organic blueberries
1/3 cup coconut milk (CocoQuench or fresh)
OR unsweetened almond milk (AlmondBreeze or homemade)
Water as needed
2-3 ice cubes
30g Sunwarrior Chocolate Warrior Blend
OR 1 sachet Complete Dutch Chocolate

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CocoNutty Crunch (serves 10, fills a 450ml Loving Earth coconut oil jar)
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1/3 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 tbsp coconut oil (Loving Earth)
1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground
Pinch Himalayan sea salt
A few drops of liquid stevia

Method

  1. Make the CocoNutty Crunch first. In a non-stick pan, toast the chopped nuts, seeds and coconut flakes in the coconut oil until just golden. Don’t leave it alone as it will toast very quickly and charred is not what we are going for here! Turn off the heat and mix through the cinnamon and stevia if using.
  2. Spread the CocoNutty Crunch mixture onto a sheet of baking paper and pop into the freezer to cool.
  3. Next, make the smoothie bowl. In a high powered blender, add the berries, protein powder of choice, ice cubes and coconut milk. Blend until smooth, adding a little water as needed and scraping down the sides or using the tamp. Don’t make it too watery, it should be thick like a soft serve ice cream.
  4. Spoon the protein smoothie mix into your serving bowl or jar, top with a few tablespoons of the crumbled CocoNutty Crunch and serve immediately.

Notes

  • If your blender is not high-powered, you may need to add a little more liquid and then pop the smoothie bowl into the freezer to allow it to freeze a little more. I use my Froothie blender for this which has no issues.
  • Store the remaining CocoNutty Crunch in a glass jar in the freezer.
  • You can add in all sorts of super foods to the protein smoothie bowl too! I often use raw cacao powder, maca powder, chia seeds, Macqui powder or even peanut butter flour. You will just need to increase the liquid as needed.

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