While I’m not the biggest Ben & Jerry’s fan, their Cherry Garcia flavor is something special. This protein smoothie bowl packs as many of those awesome flavor combos into a healthier dessert as possible. And with twenty-six grams of protein and only five grams of fat, this smoothie bowl is certainly more waistline friendly.
How to Make a Protein Smoothie Bowl
The way I like to make smoothie bowls is simple enough—protein powder, frozen fruit, and additional ingredients to match the flavor you’re going for.
For this particular protein smoothie bowl, we’ll be using frozen cherries and cocoa powder. And we’ll top things off with real chocolate chips and some puffed rice cereal to simulate a cone of sorts. If you don’t have any puffed rice, you could use rice cakes, graham cracker crumbs, or any type of sweet crisp or cracker to achieve the same crunch factor.
Can I Use Fresh Cherries?
If you’d rather use fresh cherries, simply remove the pits and freeze them for a few hours. I used twelve cherries for the Cherry Garcia protein ice cream below, which uses the same ingredients as this protein smoothie bowl in different proportions.
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If you’d an ice cream bowl as opposed to a smoothie bowl, feel free to use the recipe in the video’s caption. You can also check out my other protein ice cream recipes for flavor inspirations like chocolate peanut butter banana and blueberry mango.
Okay, that’s all ya need to know. If you make this protein smoothie bowl or turn yours into an ice cream bowl, I’d love to see it. Snap a pic and tag me on Instagram!
Cherry Garcia Copycat Protein Smoothie Bowl
A quick and easy protein smoothie bowl inspired by the infamous Cherry Garcia Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream.
- 1 C (140g) Frozen Cherries
- 1 scoop (31g) PEScience Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 Tbsp (5g) Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 C (120mL) Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1/2 Tbsp (7g) Mini Chocolate Chips, or cacao nibs
- 1/4 C (4g) Puffed Rice Cereal
- Mix everything together in a food processor or blender. Top with chocolate chips, puffed rice, and a few extra cherries if you'd like.
Serving Size1 bowl
Amount Per Serving Calories 285Total Fat 5gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 36gProtein 26g
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