Peanut Smoothie Bowl

Peanut Smoothie Bowl

By: Hubert Cormier

The ever-popular peanut butter toast is a classic breakfast, eaten every day by many of us. It fills us up so that we don’t get hungry until the next meal: the bread contains fiber, and the peanut butter has good fats and proteins. Just add a piece of fruit to make a complete breakfast, and you’re ready to take on the day! 

But when you feel like something different (or in need of something to take on the go!) smoothies can be a great option. Quick, easy to make and nutritious, smoothies are a great way to pep up your daily routine. To capture that much-loved PB, taste my recipe for a Peanut Butter Smoothie (or smoothie bowl!) which contains peanuts (a nice change from fruit smoothies) as well as a little something special; Bio-K+.

The healthy probiotics found in Bio-K+’s give this delicious recipe a greater nutritional punch. The bacterial strains L. acidophilus CL1285®, L. casei LBC80R® and L. rhamnosus CLR2® found in Bio-K+ remain intact, even when mixed with other ingredients.

You should note however, that probiotics do not tolerate heat. High temperatures destroy the good bacteria. So, while you can add Bio-K+ to your smoothies, and other no-bake recipes, don't heat the product or you will lose the health-giving effects

All it takes is a few simple steps to make this healthy and tasty breakfast when you’re on the go. If you have some extra time (maybe this weekend?), you may decide to get creative with your breakfast by making a smoothie bowl - just use a slightly thicker mixture than a regular smoothie. The thicker base allows you to add all kinds of toppings (sweet, savory, crispy, gooey, colorful or fruity) and create a veritable work of art.

Chia seeds (black and white), ground flax seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds would all be great toppings for your smoothie bowl. Other additions could include dried fruit such as apricots, bananas, cranberries, raisins, kiwis, mangoes, or freeze-dried fruit (which you can also grind down into a vibrantly colored powder). To boost your fiber intake, add a scoop of oat bran, wheat bran or wheat germ. Get creative, decorate your smoothie and then give it a taste. With a peanut and banana flavor and creamy as can be, you’ll definitely go back for seconds!

 

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time : 0 minute

Cooling time: Overnight

Servings: 2

 

Recipe : Peanut Smoothie Bowl

 

Ingredients :

125 ml (½ cup) peanuts

98 g (1 container) of Original Bio-K+

150 ml (⅔ cup) milk

1 banana

15 ml (1 tbsp) tahini

125 ml (½ cup) ice

 

Toppings (optional) : 

½ banana, sliced

15 ml (1 tbsp) goji berries

15 ml (1 tbsp) dark chocolate, chopped or grated

15 ml (1 tbsp) dried organic white mulberries

5 ml (1 tsp) black chia seeds

5 ml (1 tsp) bee pollen

 

Instructions :

Pour Bio-K+ and milk into a bowl. Add the peanuts and let them soak. Place the mixture in the refrigerator and let sit overnight.

The next morning, add all of the ingredients, including the mixture from the previous evening, to a food processor. When the final mixture is smooth and well blended, it’s ready to be served.

Pour into bowls and add the toppings.

 

Hubert’s tip :

You can follow the same recipe using soy milk instead of regular milk.

 

Nutritional value (per serving)

Calories: 393 – Fat: 25 g – Saturated fat: 4.6 g – Cholesterol: 8.7 mg – Sodium: 78 mg – Carbohydrates: 32.5 g – Fiber: 5 g – Protein: 15.9 g – Probiotics: 50 billion bacteria

 

 

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