Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie Bowls
Dairy Fuel for Back to School! Start your day with protein packed Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie Bowls. Filled with wholesome ingredients, you can feel good about feeding this to your children for back-to-school breakfast or after sports practice!
This will be the first time in almost 9 years that I’ll be home by myself all day every day. I can hardly believe my youngest will be starting Kindergarten in just a few weeks! Whenever I get weepy about it my husband reminds me that I’ll probably be sad for about 30 minutes before I embrace my luxurious quiet time. He’s right. I love spending time with my children, but I’m really happy to see them growing and learning every day. I also have big plans to organize my whole house and go for long runs whenever I want. And going to the grocery store by myself? HEAVEN! 😉
Can we talk back-to-school breakfast? I kind of dread it because neither of my children enjoy eating as soon as they wake up. Summertime is great because we usually wake up around 7:00 (Seriously my kids never ever sleep in. Bah!) but we start thinking about breakfast around 9:00. By then I’ve had a cup of coffee and all is right with my world. But during school months we are out of the house by 7:40. Even with preschool my youngest son knew the routine- breakfast, tooth brushing, get dressed, GO! We have to save getting dressed until we basically go out the door. Mom is no exception to this, unfortunately.
So I’m usually reminding them to start putting food in their mouths and get this party started. But milk? That’s a different story. My boys are great milk-drinkers and often ask for seconds before I can even get my coffee to brew. So I’m hoping to up my nutrient-rich smoothie game this year. Smoothie bowls are great because they are typically a little bit thicker and you can top them with all kinds of wholesome ingredients.
I’m sharing these Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie Bowls and partnering with the Great American Milk Drive. Sadly, milk is scarce in local food pantries. Dairy is an excellent source of protein and eating breakfast has been shown to improve kids’ attendance and test scores. If it weren’t for the Great American Milk Drive many children would simply go without the dairy their growing bodies need.
How can you help?
The ADA is sharing this smoothie bowl recipe on its Facebook page. For every “like,” comment, and share the photo receives, the ADA will donate $1 to the Great American Milk Drive. What an easy way to get involved! You don’t even have to register for anything or even leave your house! Thank you for helping by giving this recipe (along with 9 fabulous recipes from my peers!) a big THUMBS UP! You’re going to love their recipes too!
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Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie Bowls
Yield: 2 bowls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Protein packed Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie Bowls filled with wholesome ingredients- feed this to your children for breakfast or after sports practice!
1 Cup chocolate milk
2 bananas (frozen preferably, but not required)
1 Tablespoon dark, unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons almond butter
Handful of ice
Almonds, sliced bananas, unsweetened coconut, granola, almond butter, optional for topping
- Pace all items in a powerful blender. Pulse until smooth.
- Add desired toppings. Serve immediately.
Depending on the consistency you like add more or less milk. For a thicker consistency you could also add another frozen banana.
Original recipe and images © In Katrina's Kitchen
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