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Gold Medal Smoothie Bowl

Courtesy Joy Bauer

Chef notes

This smoothie is a perfect blend of protein, high-quality carbs and heart-healthy fat. If you'd like to bump up the protein, simply add in Greek yogurt or protein powder.

Technique rip: You can choose to save the peanut butter for your gold medal décor. Simply soften in the microwave for about 45 seconds and squiggle it over the round slice of fruit.


  • 1 ripe banana or 1 heaping cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1-2 heaping cups frozen strawberries
  • 1/2-1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon creamy nut butter (peanut or almond)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey, optional
  • 1 slice round fruit (for the gold medal), fresh chopped strawberries, shredded coconut and wild blueberries, to decorate



Place everything (except for the decorations) in a blender and puree until thick and frothy.


Pour into a cereal bowl, give it a good mix and stash in fridge for at least an hour to allow the chia seeds to thicken in consistency.


Decorate with a slice of fruit (for the gold medal) and fresh chopped strawberries, shredded coconut and wild blueberries for the ribbon.