A Protein-Packed Smoothie Bowl That's Almost Too Pretty to Eat

POPSUGAR Photography | Allison Hudson Stockamore
POPSUGAR Photography | Allison Hudson Stockamore

Fruit-based smoothies are nearly always my go-to, and with the changing seasons this sweet and savory version is a satisfying option. The peanut butter and chia seeds are super satiating, packing protein and omega-3s, not to mention deliciousness. Adding a little maple syrup is a great balance to the savory peanut butter, plus feels just right for these weeks as Fall approaches. The yogurt also delivers ample protein, plus calcium, while the banana and strawberry round out the vitamins and minerals. And granola is always a favorite topping between the filling oats and of course the all-important crunch!

POPSUGAR Photography | Allison Hudson Stockamore

This protein-packed smoothie bowl is a perfect transition into Fall with sweet and salty flavors, and thanks to a handful of strawberries, still hints at the last days of Summer.

Protein-Packed Smoothie Bowl

Cook Time7 minutes
Yield1 to 2 Servings

Original Recipe


    • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt (Note: for best flavor, use regular yogurt vs. Greek)
    • 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter
    • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
    • 1 banana, halved, with one-half sliced
    • 4 to 5 strawberries, sliced
    • 1/4 cup granola
    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


    1. Blend the yogurt, peanut butter, maple syrup, and unsliced half a banana until incorporated, about 30 seconds.

    2. Pour into bowl and top with banana and strawberry slices, granola, and chia seeds. Alternatively, store sliced fruit, granola plus chia seeds, and smoothie separately and combine when ready to eat.