Fresh, tropical smoothie bowls filled with mango, papaya, and pineapple fruit with a protein based smoothie keeps me full all morning long!
I’m back to having protein smoothies for breakfast. For most of the winter I was riding the cereal train and my body now kinda looks like a cereal bowl. I actually was missing the smoothies and I’m happy to have them back into my morning routine. I’m usually a mixed berry smoothie gal, but I’m loving this tropical smoothie bowl with fresh pineapple, mango, and papaya and I’ve topped it off with crunchy granola. It’s a great way to fuel up to get my day going.
Tropical Smoothie Bowls
Recipe Type: Smoothie
Author: Karyn Granrud
Fresh tropical fruit with a protein based smoothie keeps me full all morning long!
1 C Milk of Choice – Whole, 2% skim, Almond, Soy, or Coconut
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
1 cup frozen fruit – mango, papaya, and pineapple
extra fruit for topping
Add the milk, protein powder and frozen fruit in a blender. Puree until smooth and pour into a bowl or large cup.
Top with granola and extra fruit.
Eat with a spoon and enjoy!
I add a scoop of whey protein to my smoothies so that I stay filled up until lunch. I’ve got vanilla and that gives me the versatility to mix and match different flavors.
Getting back to that comment about looking like a bowl… yeah… I’ve been on a very bad gaining trend and I’m not happy about it. Gaining weight sucks, but trying to lose weight sucks even more. I try to be good, but that darn chocolate just seems to creep into my mouth. Controlling my cravings has been really, really difficult and I’m paying the price now. And that price is new clothes in a larger size… not how I’d like to spend my money.
Here’s to healthier mornings and better eating choices.
And just to let you know, I personally made this tropical smoothie bowl with Unsweetened Almond Milk + Protein. It packs in extra protein to keep that full feeling from 8 am until lunch at noon.