A Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is the perfect quick breakfast to get you through the day. It’s got rich chocolate peanut butter flavor and is packed with protein.
It takes my kiddos forever to get hungry for breakfast.
I wake up starving. Always have. I could wake up at 3am and still be ready to eat a whole meal of food. I have tried to understand how it is that I have given birth to such strange, un-hungry creatures, but it is truly beyond my comprehension.
You haven’t eaten in at least 10 hours. How are you NOT STARVING??
On the weekends or during the Summer, it’s not a huge deal. They take their time getting around and watching cartoons, and then we do breakfast after they’ve been up for a bit. But during the school year is a whole different ordeal.
Both kids leave for school relatively early — Jon David for 5th grade and Lucy for preschool. Because they’ll be stuck without food until lunch, I try to get them to eat something — ANYTHING before we head out the door. It’s a chore, honestly, and I can only talk them into something light like a bowl of cereal.
The only problem being that the only cereal they want is packed full of sugar and almost no protein at all.
Because of this, I’ve been on the hunt for something that is light on their stomachs but has plenty of protein and good stuff to get them to lunch. And what I’ve discovered is…Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowls!
Thankfully, I spotted this JIF® Peanut Butter Powder on the shelf with the peanut butters at my local Walmart. I picked it up and read the package — it contains 85% less fat than traditional peanut butter and 7-9 grams per serving. This stuff is perfect for smoothies! A little goes a long way — just a few tablespoons is all you need.
I blend this with chocolate almond milk, Greek yogurt (also packed full of protein!), a frozen banana, cocoa powder and a bit of vanilla for a smooth, not too sweet smoothie bowl. The kiddos get to choose their favorite toppings — they prefer a bit of granola and chocolate chips while I go for almonds and coconut chips. It’s a nice cool treat that I feel good about them starting the day with!
- 3 Tablespoons JIF® Peanut Butter Powder
- 1 medium-sized frozen banana (I peel and cut bananas into chunks, then freeze in individual bags)
- 1/3 cup chocolate almond milk
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup crushed ice
- Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings.
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