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4 Smoothie Bowls for When It’s Too Hot to Cook

Summer is the perfect time to up your smoothie game! Try one of these protein-packed blends — each has more than 16 grams per serving — to keep you cool, nourished, and hydrated all season long.

A collection of four colorful smoothie bowls

 

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl

This tasty blend boasts nearly 28 grams of protein per serving, making it a perfect postworkout choice. 

A strawberry-cheesecake smoothie bowl topped with sliced fresh strawberries and sliced almonds

Makes one serving

Prep time: five minutes

 

1 ½ cup frozen strawberries

½ frozen banana

½ cup full-fat cottage cheese

½ cup plain, full-fat Greek yogurt

¼ cup almond milk or milk of choice

Toppings:

2 fresh strawberries, sliced

2 tbs. slivered almonds

Directions:

  1. Add smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add a splash or two of almond milk as necessary to achieve desired texture.
  2. Pour smoothie into a large bowl and top with strawberry slices and slivered almonds.

 

Peaches and Cream Smoothie Bowl

Coconut milk and frozen mango give this refreshing recipe a tropical flair. 

A peaches-and-cream smoothie bowl is pictured.

Makes one serving

Prep time: five minutes

 

1 ½ cup frozen peaches

½ cup frozen mango

¾ cup coconut milk or milk of choice

¼ cup plain, full-fat Greek yogurt

2 tbs. hemp seeds

Toppings:

½ fresh peach, thinly sliced

1 tsp. chia seeds

1 tbs. shelled pistachios

Directions:

  1. Add smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add a splash or two of coconut milk as necessary to achieve desired texture.
  2. Pour smoothie into a large bowl and top with peach slices, chia seeds, and pistachios. 

 

PB and Green Nourish Smoothie Bowl

You won’t taste the spinach in this smoothie, but it gives this recipe a nutritional upgrade with vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K — as well as minerals like manganese, zinc, and selenium.

A peanut-butter-and-banana smoothie bowl topped with blueberries

Makes one serving

Prep time: five minutes

 

1 frozen banana

1 cup fresh spinach

½ cup oat milk or milk of choice

1 tbs. peanut butter or nut butter of choice

Toppings:

½ medium banana, sliced

1 tbs. chia seeds

1 tbs. peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Add smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add a splash or two of oat milk as necessary to achieve desired texture.
  2. Pour smoothie into a large bowl and top with banana slices, chia seeds, and peanut butter.

 

Pineapple and Blueberry Bliss Smoothie Bowl

Pineapple gives this recipe a boost of vitamin C and bromelain, an enzyme that can ease indigestion and inflammation.

A blueberry-and-pineapple smoothie bowl

Makes one serving

Prep time: five minutes

 

¾ cup frozen pineapple chunks

¾ cup frozen blueberries

½ cup coconut milk or milk of choice

½ cup plain, full-fat Greek yogurt

Toppings:

¼ cup fresh blueberries

1 tbs. sunflower seeds

1 tbs. hemp seeds

Directions:

  1. Add smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add a splash or two of coconut milk as necessary to achieve desired texture.
  2. Pour smoothie into a large bowl and top with blueberries, sunflower seeds, and hemp seeds.

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