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I'm a big fan of smoothies, as you all know, but today I'm sharing with you this Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl with Hemp and Cacao recipe to bring our smoothie game up a notch.
This recipe is great for breakfast but it's also a really nice post-work out meal, it's made with all the good stuff your body needs to recover and it is loaded with 35g of protein.
35g of protein!!
So, if you are after a high plant based protein snack that is absolutely delicious, this right here will make your day. And, you want to know why I love making this smoothie bowls?
They take 5 minutes or less to make it, it's one of the easiest things you can make, and all you need is a blender. Also, you can basically top it off with what ever you find in your kitchen, fruit, seeds, cacao, you can't really go wrong on this one.
The base for this smoothie bowl is made with banana, almond milk, ice and protein powder. I used hemp protein, which in my personal opinion has quite an awful taste but is a complete source of protein, and it's really good for you.
To get all the benefits of hemp and not having to put up with its flavour I just used other ingredients that have an overpowering flavour and that are actually tasty, you can't taste the hemp after all is blended. Proof is in my son's empty bowl, he actually said he liked it, he isn't polite enough (not yet) to say he likes something if he really doesn't.
You can exchange the hemp protein with any other option you prefer, the one thing that I would recommend is to use one that has no added sugar in it, otherwise, it can turn out to be to sweet since the fruit in this recipe already makes it sweet.
To keep adding more flavour and what really makes a smoothie bowl interesting, we have a few toppings. For this part, I like to add what I have at home, I don't really go out of my way to get more ingredients, there's always something in the pantry I can throw on there. These are the ones I used for this recipe and some of it's benefits:
This is a serious bowl here, you're getting so much from it and by being so versatile, you can get creative and have an incredibly delicious meal with what you have around.
For the smoothie bowl
For the topping
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 405||From Fat 124|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14g||21.3%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||9.5%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 46g||15.4%|
|Dietry Fiber 8g||31.9%|
|Vitamin A 1953.58IU||39.1%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.63mg||31.3%|
|Vitamin C 13.21mg||22%|
|Vitamin D 110.04IU||27.5%|
|Vitamin D3 2.62µg|
|Vitamin E 9.26mg||30.9%|
|Vitamin K1 1.58µg||2%|
|Pantothenic acid 0.6mg||6%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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