Sunday, April 9, 2017

Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl

Hard to believe but this is Jo and Sue's 1,000th post.
That's pretty impressive, right?
I can tell you, it's blown our minds. When we started our blog in June of 2011 Sue and I wanted to share our love of cooking and baking with family and friends and (we hoped) some of the world. 
Our blog has grown beyond our dreams and we couldn't be happier (20 million views, WHAT!?!). We have improved our photography skills and learned some computer tricks along the way but still have so much more to learn and so many more recipes to try and share. 
We want to thank all of you who continue to support us along the way! You can follow us on Pinterest (HERE), or on Twitter (HERE), or on Facebook (HERE), or Instagram (HERE). Or, you can follow the blog itself by clicking the "follow" button on the side of the blog! 
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For our 1,000th post I decided to take one of my favorite all time breakfasts and sophisticate it up a bit. 

Some Greek yogurt, banana, peanut butter, chia seeds and *voila* a breakfast or snack that is easy enough for every day yet fancy enough for company. 
According to MyFitnessPal this recipe (recipe is one serving) - 400 calories, 53 carbs, 14 fat, 23 protein, 13 fiber. And, trust me, it's a very, very filling serving. 

Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl

1/2 cup 0 fat Greek yogurt, plain (or vanilla)
1 banana
1 tsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp light, smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup no sugar almond milk, plain

1 tsp chia seeds
6 - 8 blackberries
2 Tbsp prepared granola (I used Roger's Cranberry Almond Granola)
1/2 Tbsp peanut butter, melted

In a Ziplock bag, place Greek yogurt, banana, and chia seeds. Freeze until sold - you can make up and keep in freezer for several weeks.
When ready to make smoothie bowl - place frozen Greek yogurt, banana, peanut butter, and chia seeds into a blender. 

Add in the almond milk. Blend until smooth. You want the mixture to be quite thick and not very runny. Do not add too much liquid - simply keep stopping the blender and scraping the sides. 
When smooth, pour into a bowl with a 1 1/2 to 2 cup capacity. 
Top with the chia seeds, blackberries, granola, and drizzle with melted peanut butter. (I simply place peanut butter in a small bowl and microwave for about 15 - 20 seconds.)

Serve immediately.
Note - you can, of course, add more peanut butter (or the other ingredients) to this smoothie bowl it will just change the nutritional counts! 

Once the yogurt/banana/chia seeds are frozen, this recipe only takes 5 minutes to whip up. Gotta love quick and easy.... and delicious..... and pretty..... did we mention sophisticated? 'Cuz it's that too. 
Anyway, here's to the first 1,000 posts and on to the next 1,000. We hope you will join us.


  1. Wow, congrats to 1000 posts! I'm loving this smoothie bowl. I can stock my freezer and whip up breakfast (or a snack) in no time. My kind of recipe.

  2. This looks so delicious! Can never go wrong with the peanut butter and banana combo!

  3. Congrats! That is a lot of posts. Yummy looking smoothie bowl :-)