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[RECIPE] Plant powered banana nut smoothie bowl

When smoothies are made slightly thicker and served in a bowl, they become a complete meal.

Adding a few extra healthful ingredients, like Biogen’s Plant Based Protein will add to the taste and texture profile and give your smoothie bowl a protein boost to aid recovery and muscle repair.

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 scoops Biogen Plant Based Protein powder, Vanilla Ice Cream flavour
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup ice cubes

Plant-based protein supplements are a quick and convenient way for athletes and individuals who follow a vegan, vegetarian or dairy-free lifestyle to meet some of their protein needs.

Toppings

  • ½ banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp almonds, sliced
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Rolled oats are a healthier alternative to processed instant oats as they have a lower GI and are also more nutrient dense, containing thiamine, iron, dietary fibre and the antioxidant avenanthramides.

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients together in a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend until you achieve the desired consistency – if the mixture thickens, add extra water or almond milk. If it thins out, blend in a few ice cubes, or add some extra plant protein powder.
  3. Pour the mixture into a bowl and dress with the toppings.
  4. Serve and savour every mouthful.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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