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Cheeky Monkey Smoothie Bowl

With so many foods available by the bowlful now, it's no surprise that smoothies have followed suit—and NaturesPlus Banana SPIRU-TEIN supercharges this bowl with 14 grams of protein! 

What gives smoothie bowls an edge over the drinkable kinds?

First, when you drink a meal down quickly, the digestive process doesn't get a chance to work as well as it would if you were chewing solid food. What's more, smoothie bowls can be decorated to look so appetizing when you post your pics to social media.

To make a smoothie bowl, start with a base of vegan milk or coconut water, a banana (preferably frozen), and a scoop of protein powder, such as any of the SPIRU-TEIN flavors from NaturesPlus. Then you can freestyle it to your mood! Add additional fruit (fresh or frozen), powdered greens or spirulina, oats, avocado, seeds and nut butter.

Finally, to decorate your smoothie bowl use fruit, nuts, seeds, goji berries, dried mulberries, shelled hemp seeds, chia seeds, desiccated coconut or coconut chips, cacao nibs, nut butters, superfoods, even edible flowers! The only limit is your imagination.

1 tbsp chia seeds

8 oz vanilla rice milk

1 banana

1/2 cup organic jumbo rolled oats

1 tbsp ground flax seeds

1 scoop Banana SPIRU-TEIN powder

Toppings: shredded coconut, sliced banana, chopped raw cacao, hazelnuts, sesame seeds

1. Combine vanilla rice milk and chia seeds in a bowl; mix well until combined and mixture begins to thicken. Store, covered, in the refrigerator overnight (or at least 2 hours).
2. Peel the banana and slice it into 1” to 2” inch chunks. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer. Once frozen (this should only take 1–2 hours), either take bananas out if you’re ready to use them or place banana chunks in a freezer-safe bag and put back in the freezer overnight.
3. Place oats, flax seeds, Banana SPIRU-TEIN, chia/vanilla rice milk mixture and frozen banana in a food processor/blender and mix until combined. (Tip: if consistency is too thick just add some filtered water and blend.)
4. Place smoothie mixture in a bowl and top with toppings.

Yields 1 bowl

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