Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls

Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls are creamy vegan smoothie bowls with a decadent peanut butter swirl! {V, GF, Paleo option}

Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls are creamy vegan smoothie bowls with a decadent peanut butter swirl! {V, GF, Paleo option}

I’ve always loved to exercise, but over the past 10+ years I prefer taking classes over working out independently like I used to.ย  Each class is led by a certified instructor that has a structured workout regiment that will give me the best workout possible.

I love that I don’t have to think about anything besides just showing up and doing what I’m told. ๐Ÿ™‚

Good instructors also motivate you and inspire you to challenge yourself in order to get stronger.ย  That’s where the cookbook Nourishing Superfood Bowls by Lindsay Cotter comes in.

Nourishing Superfood Bowls by Lindsay Cotter

Lindsay is an AASDN Certified Nutrition Specialist, so she knows exactly what foods your body needs for maximum nutrition.ย  I love knowing that all I have to do is follow her recipes for healthy, balanced meals to fuel me throughout the day!

Lindsay also runs the blog Cotter Crunch where she shares her healthy, beautiful gluten-free recipes.ย  I’ve been a fan of her work for a long time — the woman knows how to make healthy food look amazing!

Nourishing Superfood Bowls inspires me to eat better and is jam-packed with nutritious bowl recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert.ย ย Recipes include Greek Cauliflower Rice Pilaf Bowls, Mojo Salmon Bowls, Tex Mex Burrito Bowls and Blueberries ‘N Cream Bowls.

The meals are easy to prep and are very portable, too.ย  Every bowl is a feast for the eyes and they’re as pretty to look at as they are delicious.

I prepared the Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls one day after an hour and a half workout and it was just what I needed to refuel.

Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls are creamy vegan smoothie bowls with a decadent peanut butter swirl! {V, GF, Paleo option}

Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls

The smoothie base consists of strawberries, banana, a bit of maple syrup, cinnamon and ginger, but what really helps it stick to your ribs is the peanut butter (or almond butter for a Paleo option).

The strawberry and peanut butter flavors in this smoothie bowl recipe are reminiscent of a good PB&J sandwich only so much better.

I’ll take this smoothie bowl over a peanut butter and jelly sandwich any day!

The nut butter makes these vegan strawberry peanut butter smoothie bowls extra satisfying and doubles as a thickener.ย  The peanut butter is frozen in ice cube trays which is a handy trick to make your smoothie bowl base nice and thick.

And we all know smoothie bowls need to be thicker so all those luscious toppings don’t sink!

The toppings are the fun part after all. ๐Ÿ™‚

Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls are creamy vegan smoothie bowls with a decadent peanut butter swirl! {V, GF, Paleo option}

The suggested toppings for these Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls start with almonds, flaxseed, a drizzle of maple syrup and oats or granola.

And let’s not forget that peanut butter swirl. ๐Ÿ™‚

These Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls are decadent yet healthy, and I love the undertone of warm cinnamon and ground ginger.

The smoothie base is nice and creamy and just sweet enough, which is exactly what I’m looking for in a smoothie.

It’s so nice to simply a follow a well-planned recipe to get all of the nutrition I need in one beautiful bowl!

Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls are creamy vegan smoothie bowls with a decadent peanut butter swirl! {V, GF, Paleo option}

Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls

Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls are creamy vegan smoothie bowls with a decadent peanut butter swirl! {V, GF, Paleo option}

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons (25 g) frozen peanut or almond butter
  • 1 cup (240 ml) almond milk, divided
  • 1 cup (150 g) frozen strawberries
  • 1 small banana
  • Pinch of ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 kiwi or mango, for extra tartness, optional
  • 1 tablespoon (12 g) almond or peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil or butter

Suggested Toppings:

  • Slivered almonds
  • Gluten-free oats or granola
  • Flaxseed
  • Maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Scoop the 2 tablespoons nut butter into an ice cube tray and place in the freezer.ย  Freeze for 3-4 hours or until solid.ย  Remove the frozen nut butter cubes from the tray and set aside.
  2. In a blender, add the frozen nut butter and 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of the almond milk.ย  Blend until smooth.ย  Be patient as this could take a while, but the frozen nut butter will eventually get creamy and thick, which is the perfect thickener for smoothie bowls.
  3. Add the remaining almond milk, strawberries, banana, ginger, cinnamon, honey or maple syrup and kiwi or mango, if desired.ย  Blend until smooth and pour into serving bowls.
  4. In a small microwave-safe bowl, add the nut butter and coconut oil and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds or less.ย  Whisk together the and drizzle over each bowl or 1 large bowl.ย  Top the bowls with the slivered almonds, gluten-free oats, flaxseed and maple syrup.

Recipe Notes:

  • For Paleo option, use almond butter in place of peanut butter.
  • 3-4 hour prep time includes freezing the nut butter.

Nourishing Superfood Bowls by Lindsay Cotter

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