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High Protein Berry Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Let’s talk #trendy meals!! Okay, these maybe aren’t that trendy anymore, but they are still so delicious and one of my favorite summertime meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner!). I like my smoothie bowls filled with berries and packing a protein punch from collagen protein powder. Smoothie bowls are beautiful and filled with healthy ingredients, offering a delicious way to fuel your body. In this post, I’ll show you my favorite High Protein Berry Smoothie Bowl recipe that combines the goodness of berries with the power of protein for a truly nourishing meal or snack. 

Why Opt for a High Protein Smoothie Bowl?

I think the general population is undernourished when it comes to protein. Protein is an essential macronutrient that plays a crucial role in repairing tissues, building muscles, and boosting your metabolism. Starting your day with a protein-rich meal can help you feel fuller for longer, fully nourished, and provide sustained energy throughout the day.

Key Benefits of Protein:

1. Muscle Growth and Repair: 

Protein is crucial for building and repairing tissues, including muscles. When you engage in physical activities like exercise, your muscle tissues experience tiny tears. Protein provides the necessary building blocks (amino acids) to repair and strengthen these muscles, leading to muscle growth and improved strength.

2. Weight Management: 

Including sufficient protein in your diet can aid in weight management. Protein-rich foods tend to be more filling and satisfying, leading to reduced appetite and fewer cravings. 

3. Metabolism Boost: 

The body expends more energy (calories) to digest and process protein compared to fats and carbohydrates. This is known as the thermic effect of food. As a result, consuming protein can slightly increase your metabolic rate, contributing to calorie expenditure.

4. Hormone Regulation: 

Proteins are involved in the production of hormones, which are chemical messengers that regulate various bodily processes. Hormones like insulin, which regulates blood sugar levels, and hormones that control hunger and satiety are influenced by protein intake.

top view of small plastic bowl with a acai smoothie bowl inside. Topped with mixed fruit and granola

5. Immune Function: 

Antibodies, which play a key role in the immune system, are proteins. A deficiency in protein can weaken the immune system’s ability to defend the body against infections and illnesses.

6. Enzyme Production: 

Enzymes are proteins that facilitate various chemical reactions in the body. These reactions are essential for processes like digestion, metabolism, and energy production.

7. Hair, Skin, and Nail Health: 

Protein is integral to the structure of hair, skin, and nails. Adequate protein intake can promote healthy hair growth, maintain skin elasticity, and support strong nails.

8. Wound Healing: 

Protein is essential for tissue repair and wound healing. It helps form new tissue, repair damaged cells, and create scar tissue as part of the healing process.

9. Cognitive Function: 

Certain proteins, such as neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, play a role in cognitive functions like memory, learning, and mood regulation.

10. Enzyme Production: 

Enzymes are proteins that catalyze biochemical reactions in the body. They are essential for processes like digestion, metabolism, and cellular energy production.

Berries are a Superfood

Berries are nature’s gems, bursting with antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber. Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, all offer several health benefits. They’re known to support heart health, improve cognitive function, and even contribute to glowing skin. Incorporating berries into your smoothie bowl not only adds flavor but also elevates the nutritional value of your meal.

side view of a protein smoothie bowl topped with mixed fresh fruit and homemade granola

Raw Milk for an Extra Boost

Raw milk is unprocessed and complete with bioavailable vitamins, minerals, enzymes, beneficial bacteria, naturally occurring CLA and Omega-3 fatty acids. Did you know that raw milk also facilitates production of lactase enzyme in the intestinal tract? This means that many people who are lactose intolerant can digest raw milk. Cool! This high protein smoothie bowl really is the perfect breakfast, as the raw milk adds an additional 8 grams of protein per serving. 

High Protein Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Ingredients: 

Smoothie Base: 

  • 1.5 Cups Frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 1-2 Cups Raw Milk
  • 2 Scoops Ancient Nutrition Collagen Protein*
  • Other optional base ingredients could be:
  • 1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 frozen banana

*My favorite flavors for this smoothie bowl recipe are the Guava passionfruit or Strawberry Lemonade

Smoothie Bowl Toppings: 

The sky is the limit with smoothie bowl toppings! There really are endless possibilities and combinations. Here are some of my favorite toppings:

  • Fresh Fruit – fresh raspberries, mango, strawberries, banana slices, blackberries, 
  • Granola – this is the secret ingredient in my opinion. Homemade granola is best
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Chia seeds or hemp seeds
  • Drizzle of peanut butter or almond butter
  • For those of you with a sweet tooth (I’m raising my hand) add a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of dark chocolate chips
top view of green glass bowl filled with smoothie, fresh fruit, and granola

How to Make High Protein Berry Smoothie Bowls:

  1. Gather Your Ingredients: Assemble all the ingredients on your kitchen counter. 
  2. Cut and prepare all the fruit. Having everything ready will make the blending & building process smoother before your smoothie melts.
  3. Blend the Base: Using a high speed blender, combine the frozen mixed berries, raw milk, protein powder, and any other base ingredients if using. Blend until you achieve a smooth and thick texture. If the mixture seems too thick, you can add a splash more milk. You can play around with more or less liquid here to get the consistency you like. It should be thick enough to eat with a spoon but not overly dense
  4. Pour the smoothie mixture into a bowl
  5. Add your Toppings: Now comes the fun part – toppings! Arrange your toppings on top of the smoothie. One of the best parts of these bowls is the combination of textures and flavors in the final product.
  6. Dig in and enjoy

Recipe Variations

One of the best things about smoothie bowls is their versatility. You can tailor the recipe to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs. If you aren’t a fan of raw milk, you could use traditional pasteurized milk, coconut milk or another milk as a substitute. If you love an extra dose of greens, throw in a handful of spinach or kale for added nutrients, or you could even do an avocado for some healthy fats.

Another fun variation would be a chocolate smoothie bowl. You could use chocolate protein powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, and top with coconut flakes, peanut butter and chocolate chips. Sign me up! 

top view of bowl sitting in grass with protein smoothie. Topped with fresh fruit and homemade granola

So how much protein are we talking?

This high protein recipe will deliver about 18-25 grams of protein per serving, depending on the toppings you choose. 

High Protein Berry Smoothie Bowl Recipe

This quick and easy smoothie bowl is high in protein and rich in antioxidants and fiber. The delicious combination of flavors and textures make it the perfect breakfast!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:2 minutes
Assembly Time:5 minutes
Total Time:12 minutes

Equipment

  • 1 knife For chopping fruit
  • 1 High Speed Blender

Ingredients

Smoothie Base

  • 1.5 Cups Frozen Mixed Berries
  • 1-2 Cups Raw Milk Depending on your desired consistency
  • 2 Scoops Ancient Nutrition Collagen Protein Powder Best flavors are guava passionfruit & strawberry lemonade

Toppings

  • Mixed Fresh Fruit
  • Granola
  • 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter optional
  • 1 sprinkle Dark Chocolate Chips optional

Instructions

  • Gather Your Ingredients: Assemble all the ingredients on your kitchen counter. 
  • Cut and prepare all the fruit. Having everything ready will make the blending & building process smoother before your smoothie melts.
  • Blend the Base: Using a high speed blender, combine the frozen mixed berries, raw milk, protein powder, and any other base ingredients if using **
  • Pour the smoothie mixture into a bowl
  • Add your Toppings: Now comes the fun part – toppings! Arrange your toppings on top of the smoothie. One of the best parts of these bowls is the combination of textures and flavors in the final product.
  • Dig in and enjoy

Notes

**Blend until you achieve a smooth and thick texture. If the mixture seems too thick, you can add a splash more milk. You can play around with more or less liquid here to get the consistency you like. It should be thick enough to eat with a spoon but not overly dense
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, high protein, smoothie recipe, summer recipe
Servings: 2
overview of high protein smoothie bowl with fresh fruit and granola on top

In Conclusion

High Protein Berry Smoothie Bowl is not just a breakfast; it’s a explosion of flavors, textures, and nutrition. Starting your day with a bowl packed with protein and berries is a great way to set a positive tone for the rest of the day. The best part is that this recipe is easy to customize and you can create your own signature bowl! It’s really more of a concept than a recipe. Embrace the “trend” of high protein smoothie bowls and treat yourself to a delicious breakfast (or dinner) that fuels your body and nourishes you. I hope you enjoy this recipe, and if you like it please give me a rating below! 

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