This blueberry cookie butter smoothie bowl is a quick, refreshing summer breakfast option that is packed with protein. You can even make it without using a blender!
Every early spring and summer morning, I love to start my day with a smoothie bowl. This one is hands down my favorite because of the blueberry and cookie butter flavor combo. Not only is it yummy, but it contains 45 grams of protein which is much more filling and healthier than a bowl of sugary cereal.
If you’re seeking a quick breakfast option, then this smoothie bowl is the way to go. No blending is required. All you have to do is assemble it, mix it with a spoon, and enjoy.
Are smoothie bowls good for you?
Smoothie bowls can be very healthy! This particular smoothie bowl packs a punch of protein. Most women need to consume their body weight in protein, and this is a delicious way to help meet that goal. Wild blueberries are one of the healthiest fruits we can consume, and they are a star player in this bowl. The Paleonola gluten-free granola that I use is naturally sweetened, healthier, and tastes divine! The cookie butter is the only not-so-healthy option, but it takes the smoothie bowl over-the-top in flavor. Remember: moderation is key!
What ingredients do you need to make this smoothie bowl?
Here are the items you’ll need to add to your shopping list to make my smoothie bowl.
- 2% or Whole Milk Plain Greek Yogurt– I like to use Siggi’s Greek yogurt.
- 2% or Full Fat Cottage Cheese– I recommend using Good Culture.
- Fresh/Frozen Berries– For this recipe I most often use blueberries. Frozen wild blueberries are fabulous and add a cool crunch that I love.
- Protein Powder– I add a scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. You can’t taste it, but it adds more protein.
- Walnuts or almonds
- Granola– Paleonola grain-free granola has quickly become my favorite option.
- Cookie Butter– While this isn’t the healthiest choice, it makes for a great topping! My favorite cookie butter is Trader Joe’s Speculoos cookie butter. Biscoff is almost identical and is my second choice.
Can you make smoothie bowls ahead of time?
You can prep this smoothie bowl ahead of time. Simply combine the yogurt, cottage cheese, and protein powder and refrigerate. When you’re ready to eat, take the mixture out of the fridge and add the granola, nuts, and berries.
What liquid is best for smoothie bowls?
From dairy milk to oat milk to coconut milk and more, there are a variety of options you can use for your smoothie bowl base. (If you want to learn how to make your own nut milks, then check out how to make the Easiest Homemade Almond Milk and Homemade Oat Milk.)
The beauty of smoothies and smoothie bowls is that YOU get to make it your own. You don’t have to follow a recipe step-by-step, but you can use a recipe as a guide and customize a smoothie to your liking. You get artistic foodie freedom!
How do you make smoothie bowls with a thick consistency?
To make a smoothie bowl without using a blender or a food processor, you’ll need to go with Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt provides a thicker consistency. When you add cottage cheese, it makes the smoothie even thicker.
If you decide to make a smoothie bowl that needs to be blended, then the key to thickening it is to use frozen fruit. If you’re using fresh fruit, be sure to freeze it ahead of time. Using less liquid is another way to make your smoothie bowls thicker. I prefer a thicker smoothie bowl, so I don’t add milk. If you want a thinner bowl, simply add the milk of your choice little bits at a time until you achieve your desired consistency.
More Smoothie Recipes
If you enjoy this recipe, then here are 7 smoothie recipes you’re sure to love this summer:
- Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie
- Dark Chocolate Protein Smoothie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Frozen Hot Chocolate Collagen Smoothie
- Healthy “Good Gut” Green Smoothie
- Acai Tropical Smoothie
- Blueberry Banana Almond Milk Smoothie
Watch me make this smoothie bowl:
For those of you who are visual learners, check out this 1-minute video where I’ll walk you through each ingredient.
- ¾ cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt
- ½ cup cottage cheese (optional)
- ½ cup fresh/frozen blueberries
- ¼ cup granola
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons cookie butter
- 4 tablespoons Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- Mix Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides in a bowl until the powder is evenly distributed.
- Top it with blueberries, walnuts, and granola.
- Heat cookie butter in the microwave until melted. Drizzle on top & enjoy!