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Nutter Butter Bowl

You know when you make a smoothie bowl that’s so good it’s basically like desert? Well, that’s essentially what this creation is. 

Honestly, I prefer it as a desert, rather than breakfast (or any meal), mostly because I also like warm food in the morning. But that’s a whole other story. 

Trust me when I say this bowl is rich, intoxicating, and will scratch the itch that is your sweet tooth- without giving you a tummy ache of overindulgence like many sweet treats do. 

You’re going to love it, I just know it. 

Nutter Butter Bowl recipe

Nutter Butter Bowl

This one is actually scary, because it’s so good. Be prepared for a super rich, desert-like smoothie bowl that’s also chock full of nutrients. 

The Nutter Butter Bowl is great on its own as a healthy pudding option for the holidays.

Or, it can easily be a hearty breakfast smoothie bowl topped with granola, sliced almonds, berries (or other fresh fruit), and additional cacao nibs. 

Keep in mind, I was just playing in the kitchen again with this one. So measurements are estimates, not exact amounts. Sorry about that, you know I’m the worst when it comes to exact measurements. 

Feel free to skip the tips if you’re already familiar with my other smoothie bowls recipes,  and jump to recipe.

Also, keep in mind that this post uses affiliate links

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Nutter Butter Bowl Preparation Tips

Okay, before we get started, let’s just cover a few hot tips to keep in mind when you’re making this delectable soft serve creation.

Use Quality Blender

First things first, you want to make sure you’re using a high powered blender for this one, particularly because we’re working with frozen fruits. 

Typically, if you’re blending fresh ingredients, or really watery fruits- then a regular blender will work just fine. 

But when you start using frozen fruits, especially frozen bananas which can get super hard and are less watery than ripe bananas, then you’ll want to make sure you have a quality blender like the one linked HERE.

How To Store Frozen Bananas

Next up, let’s make sure you’re storing your frozen bananas the right way okay? It’s really easy. 

Just make sure to peel your ripe bananas BEFORE you freeze them! When you freeze them in the peel, then it’s basically impossible to get the peel off. 

You can also store banana slices rather than whole bananas if that will make it easier for your blender to work with.

Making A Thick Smoothie

The trick to making a thick, soft serve-like smoothie bowl recipe to make sure you’re using frozen fruit. And not just any fruit, but fruits like bananas, avocados, or coconuts that are more fatty than they are juicy. 

Of course when you add something like creamy peanut butter, or thick oat milk to your peanut butter banana smoothie bowl- then it will also get extra creamy, too. 

Increasing Healthy Fats

Here’s the thing, peanut butter banana smoothie bowls are already full of healthy fats thanks to the healthy fats found in the peanut butter. 

Remember, you can always swap out your peanut butter smoothie bowl for any other nut butter….like almond butter, cashew butter, or whatever nut butter is calling you. All nuts are loaded with healthy fats.

You can also use half banana and half avocado, as avocados are rich in healthy fats, as well.

How To Add Protein

For those of you who are looking for a little added protein to have with your bananas peanut butter concoction, don’t worry. There’s plenty of options. 

First of all, remember that any peanut butter smoothie bowl is going to have protein in in thanks to the peanut butter (or any nut butter that you choose). 

Secondly, you can always add a protein powder to your smoothie bowl. I love the Four Sigmatic one, because it’s plant based and delicious. 

And lastly, you can always get extra protein AND fiber by topping your smoothie bowl with something like chia seeds, hemp hearts, or any seeds of your choice. 

Nutter Butter Ingredients

Non-dairy yogurt (I love Cocojune)

Non-dairy milk (Click here for my almond milk recipe)

Nut butter (click here for my recipe)

3 frozen bananas

Cacao nibs

2 Dates

Hemp seeds

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Optional: Cacao powder for an extra chocolatey flavor

Nutter Butter Bowl ingredients list

Nutter Butter Instructions

These are estimated amounts I just used to make mine. This will probably make about 6 smoothie bowls.

1. Freeze 3 bananas overnight (don’t forget to peel them BEFORE you freeze them!). Once frozen, break up in chunks in a mixing bowl.


2. Add 3 heaping tablespoons of nut butter


3. Add roughly 1 1/2 cups of cacao nibs.


4. Add about 450 mg of non-dairy yogurt. 


5. Include roughly 1 – 1 1/2 cups of non-dairy milk. The more milk there is, the less thick the mixture will be.


6. Add about 2 dates. I broke mine up a little before to make sure there weren’t any rouge pits in there. 


7. If you want added protein powder then add that here. This would also be the time to add cacao powder if you want a chocolatey flavor. You can also add few tablespoons of hemp seeds now.


8. Spice with cinnamon and nutmeg to your liking. I loved this addition, because it gave the bowl a more holiday feel. 


9. Blend to the consistency that you prefer. 


10. Eat as is, or with toppings of your choice!

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