I often use protein powders to help supplement smoothies and this post includes a review of Naked Nutrition Protein Powder, specifically Less Naked Vanilla Pea Protein powder, and why I like it better than some of my other go-to brands.
I’m obsessed with smoothie bowls lately. The main difference between a smoothie and a smoothie bowl is less liquid (about 1/4 as much) so it’s thicker and you can eat it out of a bowl with a spoon (well, duh…Teri). But that’s important because then you can add lots of toppings which makes it 100x better than a smoothie. I find smoothie bowls more filling and more satisfying since it feels more like a meal. I’m just not a huge fan of drinking my meals unless I’m on the go!
I’m also obsessed with a new-to-me protein powder, Less Naked Vanilla Pea Protein Powder. The lovely folks at Naked Nutrition sent me some to try out and I’m really liking it so far! It makes a super creamy smoothie bowl, and it’s not at all chalky. It does have added coconut sugar, but it’s only 5 grams for 2 scoops. Plus, this protein tastes super clean (best way I know how to describe it!) ad I think maybe the real sugar instead of stevia is part of the difference. Not sure.
Also, can we talk about how enormous their containers are?! This is by far the most economical protein powder I’ve used. Their 5lb containers are the same price for 1lb containers of some of my other favorite protein powders.
Anyway, I think this protein powder is definitely a keeper and one I would spend my own money on. You can find it on Amazon!
Protein Packed Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1-2 handfuls spinach
- 1/4 – 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
- 2 scoops Nearly Naked Vanilla Pea Protein Powder
- Toppings: sliced fruit, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, granola, nuts, shredded coconut
Blend everything (except the toppings of course!) until very thick and creamy, 1-2 minutes. You will likely need to stir it and push it down a few times to get it to blend. Add more liquid only if you really need to, or else it’ll be hard to eat with a spoon! I use my Vitamix and it has an open lid with a stick to help push things down and blend better.
(BTW, a Vitamix is the BEST kitchen purchase ever, I promise – buy refurbished to save money! My refurbished Vitamix is going on strong after 4 years and I use it a LOT.)
Have you tried smoothie bowls? What are your favorite toppings?
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