High Protein Smoothie Bowl

By: Melissa Guevara

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This protein-packed smoothie bowl is the ultimate for getting in an extra serving or two of protein and keeping you energized throughout the day. 

Protein smoothie with bronze spoon in bowl topped with pumpkin seeds, almonds, blueberries, raspberries, sliced strawberries, and chia seeds

Protein Smoothie Bowl Recipe

The perfect balance of healthy fats, invigorating carbs, and hunger-satisfying protein, this smoothie bowl will please your taste buds and provide your body a plethora of vital nutrients to make it through the day. It’s full of flavor and easy to make, you’ll never go back to your plain protein shakes again!

Protein Powder Smoothie Bowl

The presence of healthy fats, fiber, and protein help your body regulate the sugar in the fruits. This supports regulating your blood sugar levels and decreases the likelihood of a crash in energy later. 

Is it bad to put protein powder in smoothies?

Not at all! While smoothies are a great vessel for packing in a lot of nutrients in one, simple dish, they are also at risk of being high in sugar from being overloaded with fruit. Putting protein powder in smoothies helps balance out the macronutrients and is a great opportunity to get in an extra serving of protein. 

High Protein Smoothie Bowl Ingredients

The ingredients are bright and simple for this protein smoothie bowl. Here’s what you’ll need: 

Protein smoothie bowl ingredients on a wooden cutting board with ingredient labels written in white letters.
  • Mixed Berries – 10 ounces of mixed berries (any berry blend will do) provide a bounty of vitamins and antioxidants plus a sweet and tart flavor to your smoothie bowl. 
  • Greek Yogurt – a ½ cup of Greek yogurt adds volume, tang,  and additional protein. 
  • Protein Powder – 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder adds a protein-punch that will help keep your hunger satisfied. Need help finding the best protein for you? Check out our recommendations here
  • Peanut Butter – 1 tablespoon of peanut butter adds richness and healthy fats.
  • Milk – a ½ cup of milk (your choice!) helps bring all the ingredients together for the smoothest texture. 

**This protein smoothie bowl is super easy to prep ahead of time too. To make a protein smoothie bowl freezer pack, freeze all of the ingredients together in a bag or container (with an exception of the milk), then add the milk and blend when you’re ready to enjoy!  

Ingredient Modifications

  • Use a different nut butter – almond butter, cashew butter, hazelnut butter (or really any other creamy spread like sunflower butter or coconut butter) make for a great substitute if you prefer something other than peanut butter.
  • Make it dairy free – use coconut yogurt and a milk alternative (oat milk, almond milk, or coconut milk) to make this smoothie bowl dairy free. You won’t get quite as much protein (the Greek yogurt and whole milk have high amounts of protein compared to alternatives), but you will still get a full serving from your protein powder. 
  • Add banana – if you want the ultimate in thick and creamy, add half of a sliced-then-frozen banana to the mix.
Protein smoothie in bowl topped with pumpkin seeds, almonds, blueberries, raspberries, sliced strawberries, and chia seeds

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How To Make a Protein Smoothie Bowl

The process to make your protein smoothie bowl is super easy and only takes a few minutes! If you’re really looking to simplify your prep, you can also make smoothie bowl freezer packs with all of your ingredients, just leave out the milk and add it when you are ready to blend.  To make your protein smoothie bowl:

Cutting board with milk in measuring cup, frozen berries in measuring cup, peanut butter in a measuring spoon, protein powder in a measuring cup, and greek yogurt in a measuring cup
Top down view of blender with protein smoothie ingredients blended
Top down view of blender with milk, protein powder, peanut butter, frozen berries, and greek yogurt
Protein smoothie in bowl topped with pumpkin seeds, almonds, blueberries, raspberries, sliced strawberries, and chia seeds
  1. Add ingredients – add all your ingredients to the blender
  2. Blend – blend on high until smooth.
  3. Pour and top – pour your blended smoothie into a bowl and top with your favorite add-ons (if desied).
  4. Serve and enjoy! 

Toppings for a Peanut Butter Protein Bowl

There are so many tasty ways to top your protein smoothie bowl. Have fun with it! Here are some ideas:

  • Fresh berries – top with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries for fresh berry flavor, plus additional antioxidants and vitamin C.
  • Chia seeds – provide little pops of texture, omega-3 fats, and fiber. 
  • Nuts and seeds – add 2 tablespoons of crushed nuts (almonds or peanuts are my favorite) and seeds (pumpkin seeds are great) for a crunchy texture and some healthy fats. 
Protein smoothie with bronze spoon in bowl topped with pumpkin seeds, almonds, blueberries, raspberries, sliced strawberries, and chia seeds

How to Store Protein Smoothie Bowls

While this protein smoothie bowl is best enjoyed right after blending (this is when you’re going to have the thickest and creamiest texture), you can certainly save some for later. To store your smoothie bowl, pour the blended ingredients into an airtight container and refrigerate. It is best to consume within 3 days. 

Smoothie Protein Bowl FAQ

Do smoothie bowls have protein?

Smoothie bowls can definitely contain adequate amounts of protein if you’re using ingredients that are high in protein (Greek yogurt and protein powder for example). 

How can I add protein to my smoothie bowl?

You can add protein to your smoothie bowl by using ingredients that are high in protein. Protein powder (I personally prefer collagen because it is unflavored and keeps the other flavors of the smoothie bowl clean), Greek yogurt, and whole milk are a few ways to up the protein content. 

How can I make my smoothie bowl thicker?

The key to a thick smoothie bowl is to use as many frozen ingredients as possible. Frozen bananas, in particular, help to achieve the thickest smoothie bowl texture. A high-powered blender and using as little liquid as possible also help to create a thick smoothie bowl.  

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Protein Smoothie Bowl

This protein-packed smoothie bowl is the ultimate for getting in an extra serving or two of protein and keeping you energized throughout the day.

  • Author: Cassy Joy Garcia
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Smoothie Recipes
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 10 ounces mixed berries
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt, unsweetened
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • ½ cup milk (of choice)

Instructions

  1. Add all your ingredients to the blender.
  2. Blend on high until smooth.
  3. Pour your blended smoothie into a bowl and top with your favorite add-ons (if desired).
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

To make the thickest smoothie:

  • Use a high powered blender.
  • Use as many frozen ingredients as possible (add frozen banana).
  • Use a little liquid as possible to blend ingredients.

Make-ahead smoothie bowl packs: To make a protein smoothie bowl freezer pack, freeze all the ingredients together in a bag or container (with an exception of the milk) and store in the freezer. When you are ready to enjoy, add the freezer pack and milk to the blender, blend, and enjoy!

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