Protein shakes are delicious but why not turn it up a notch by turning your shake into a meal?!?
This strawberry and coconut protein smoothie bowl recipe takes your regular shake and thickens it up with more nutrient dense foods to create a tasty, satisfying and filling breakfast. It’s super quick and easy to prepare while being nutritionally well balanced. Start your day with healthy carbohydrates, protein and fats for long lasting energy to fuel your day.
Simply take one scoop of vanilla or unflavored protein powder, add some frozen strawberries and half a frozen banana. Complete the mix with 1/4 a cup of coconut milk, 1/4 a cup of water and 1 teaspoon of chia seeds. Whiz up in your blender, transfer to a bowl and top with desiccated coconut, macadamia nuts and some more fresh berries.
A lot of smoothie bowl recipes out there don’t include a lot of protein. Protein, however, is a super important macro-nutrient to include in each of your meals. Not only is it filling and satisfying, it’ll help to keep your metabolism healthy while encouraging muscle growth and recovery.
I’ve added chia seeds to this recipe to thicken your smoothie up. But, they’re also full of fibre, protein and omega 3’s to keep you full too. With high levels of calcium, iron, magnesium and antioxidants, they’ll nourish your body with the minerals it needs to sustain an active lifestyle.
If your smoothie doesn’t seem thick enough when you first blend it up, transfer it to a bowl and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. The chia seeds will absorb more water and add more body to your meal.
And, don’t feel restricted to use the toppings I’ve suggested in this strawberry and coconut protein smoothie bowl recipe. There’s no rules when it comes to smoothie bowls! Just use whatever you’ve got on hand. Walnuts, sliced almonds, cacao nibs and goji berries are equally as good.
Strawberry & Coconut Protein Smoothie Bowl