Bowl, cup, straight out of the blender… I love a good smoothie. But I love it SO MUCH MORE with toppings. This beautiful, macro-friendly vanilla protein smoothie bowl with fresh mango is EVERYTHING.
What You’ll Need for a Macro-friendly Vanilla Smoothie Bowl:
- Vanilla protein powder (I LOVE Clean Simple Eats, but Active Stacks is a great Dairy-free option)
- Cashew milk
- Frozen cauliflower florets
- Low-fat cottage cheese
- Vanilla extract
Optional Toppings for Your Vanilla Smoothie Bowl :
- Fresh mango, chopped
- Fresh blueberries
- Natural room-temp nut butter
How to Make your High Protein Vanilla Smoothie Bowl:
The key to any smoothie (or smoothie bowl) is the texture. I wish I could say all blenders are created equal but I CANNOT. My go-to blender has been the Ninja IQ for a while. It sounds like a lawn mower, but only for 40 seconds or so, and it’s worth it. The most consistent, creamy, thick blends. Recently Ninja added the Twisti to the blender family and it’s also amazing. It’s go a built in tamper so it’s better when your’e going for SUPER THICK… I love both.
Grab your blender, ice, vanilla protein powder, cashew milk, frozen cauliflower florets, low-fat cottage cheese, and vanilla extract. Blend all of your smoothie ingredients until smooth. If you like your smoothie a little bit thinner, you might need to add a bit more liquid. If you’re using a different blender, you might find you need to adjust with more or less liquid. Figure out what’s perfect for you!
For this recipe, I LOVE using Clean Simple Eats vanilla protein powder. Usually, I’m a chocolate girl every time. But the CSE vanilla is DELISH! Especially in this macro-friendly smoothie bowl. If you need a dairy-free option, Active Stacks vanilla is my favorite option. Their chocolate is my ABSOLUTE fave for my nightly shake. If you haven’t tried either Clean Simple Eats or Active Stacks, you can always use my affiliate code, Lillie for 10% off your purchase.
Pour your creamy, soft-servy vanilla smoothie into a bowl. Sometimes I use a cute coconut bowl because my teenage daughters pressure me into it. But really I love using an insulated bowl or even an insulated tumbler like a do in my nightly shake. Obviously it keeps it cold and thick a little longer!
Obviously the best part of the smoothie bow— top it off. You can use your favorite fresh fruit, granola, and a drizzle of nut butter. I like keeping my nut butter at room temperature so it’s ready to drizzle at any time. Enjoy!
This mango vanilla smoothie bowl is yummy any time of day. I love piling the fresh fruit and granola on top of the silky vanilla smoothie. And don’t forget to drizzle nut butter on top! Everything’s better with a little nut butter.
If you’re looking for other delicious healthy meals check out my cookbooks. I’ve got a few, my most recent includes a meal plan to help make macro-friendly eating that much easier. I also share new recipes and what I’m up to on Instagram and TikTok so come hang out!
Macro-friendly Vanilla Protein Smoothie Bowl
Disclaimer: the grams I’ve listed manually after each ingredient are accurate for a single recipe, but they will not multiply if you choose the 2x or 3x option. Please make sure and multiply on your own!
- 1 cup ice (100 g)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (30 g)
- 1/2 cup SILK cashew milk (or sub your favorite plant milk) (120 g)
- 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower florets (50 g)
- 1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese (60 g)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional toppings with suggested portions
- 1/4 cup fresh mango, chopped (50 g)
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries (50 g)
- 1 tbsp granola (10 g)
- 1 tsp natural room-temp nut butter (5 g)
- Blend smoothie ingredients until smooth. If you want it nice and thick, use a blender with a tamper so you can move it around. If you like it a little thinner, you might need a little bit more liquid.
- Add your smoothie to a bowl and top with your favorite fresh fruit, granola, and a drizzle of nut butter.