When smoothie bowls became all the rage, I’ll admit, I didn’t get it. Who wanted to add another step when you can just stick the straw in the cup and start drinking. But I took one for the team and tried it out anyway. What I found is that it made not only a delicious breakfast option, but it also make for a sweet late night treat that you could feel great about. Most importantly though, my toddler, Skibbles, thought these things were amazing and I found a way to get more fruits and veggies into her. Even the baby loves these. I like to imagine them as being ice cream since they are thicker than a smoothie, and then what I add on top is essentially my ice cream toppings, so the possibilities are endless.
We’re sharing today our girls’ favorite smoothie bowl – a Peanut Butter and Jelly smoothie bowl. I feel like PB&J is the epitome of childhood. I know that Andrew and I both enjoy eating sandwiches still, but we both feel better about the ingredients when making a healthy smoothie bowl instead of the bread and sugary jelly. What’s great about this is that we use strawberries for the “jelly” aspect which makes it pink and if there’s one thing I’ve learned from having a toddler is that she will eat anything pink.
I was excited to try out JIF’s new Peanut Powder and Dannon’s new Oikos Triple Zero Vanilla Greek Yogurt for this recipe as well. The JIF Peanut Powder is literally just peanuts, nothing else added, which, as a mom, I was insanely excited about. It also has 85% less fat than traditional store bought peanut butters, making this even better for you. The Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt has 0 fat, 0 added sugar and 0 artificial sweeteners, plus 15g of protein for every 5.3oz. While is does not mean it’s a low calorie food, it is quite possibly the perfect protein snack™!
We started by chopping up our peanuts and thinly slicing our strawberries to go on top of the smoothie bowl.
Next, we blended all our ingredients into our blender. If you are looking for a new blender, check out this Oster® Blend-N-Go® MyBlend®! Just Fill, Blend & GO!
Once blended, we poured that into our bowl.
The thick and delicious blended smoothie is the base for your smoothie bowl.
Then it’s time to add your toppings. When making smoothie bowls, the toppings possibilities are endless, but I really love trying to enhance our protein components going into here.
So we used the chopped peanuts, chia seeds, and then the sliced fresh strawberries.
We topped it with more peanut butter powder to make that flavor really shine through.
The end result is simply to die for. Anytime we make this one, Skibbles wakes up the next day and asks for it again. Of course, we keep making it because why wouldn’t I want her to have all this healthy and deliciousness going into her growing body! Yum!
- 2 Frozen Bananas
- 12 frozen strawberries
- 3 tbsp JIF Peanut Butter powder
- 1 cup Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- 2 fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup peanuts, roughly chopped
- 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp JIF Peanut Butter Powder
- In a blender, combine the 4 base ingredients very well.
- Pour that into a bowl.
- On the top sprinkle the chopped peanuts and chia seeds.
- Add the fresh, sliced strawberries
- Using a small mesh sieve, sprinkle the JIF Peanut Butter Powder.
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