Mocha Banana Pro-Yo Bowl

I often times wonder how I have time to make breakfast most mornings. For one morning in particular this week, I just KNEW it was going to be a cluster eff getting the kids out of the door without forgetting to pack a lunch or match socks. Sometimes I don’t mind waking up at 6am to make a spinach feta frittata and I’ve had this major sweet tooth lately. Like, it’s UNREAL. I typically find my plate filled with veggies and lean meats so to add in sweets throughout the day or at night isn’t so unusual to me. To be honest, my life is all about balance, enjoying myself and feasting on happy moments. Okay okay, a lot of my sweet indulgences call for fro yo or donuts or chocolate chip ANYTHING but this is a peace offering to those who judge my sweet treats. And if you are reading this, why do you really care what I’m eating anyways? I’ll eat you too!

Anyone who knows me knows I have something sweet almost every night before bed (assuming we didn’t somehow consume it for breakfast). I’ve never been one to omit or go without and this sweet craving is likely a result of all of my activity. It’s not unusual for it to be 8-9pm and one us needing our late night snack. Sometimes it’s a cookie and sometimes it’s a protein shake. I promise to give you more yummy healthy stuff and less of the junky foods. You all know where to find that. Ha!

While I get back to eating all the veggies and indulging in healthier treats (rather than donuts), go ahead and make this pro-yo bowl. It’s almost the consistency of fro yo and not quite drinkable like a smoothie. It’s perfect and thick and full of protein!

Mocha Banana Pro-Yo Bowl

Serves 1-2


Add all ingredients except desired toppings to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If necessary, add more almond milk and/or ice to reach the desired consistency. The smoothie should be fairly thick so that you can eat it with a spoon.

Pour into a bowl and top with desired toppings such as chia and granola.


1 frozen banana

½ cup Chocolate Milk or (Almond Chocolate or Regular Milk)

1-2 scoops your favorite protein powder

1 packet instant coffee,(omit for kid’s version)

1 cup spinach

A few ice cubes


Almond Butter

Toasted Almonds

Toasted Coconut

Chia seeds

Protein Granola


Sliced Bananas

Enjoy Life Choc Chips

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