(This is a sponsored conversation with ZonePerfect®. All opinions are my own.)
If you love smoothies, this high protein strawberry smoothie bowl is a great recipe to try!
Fresh juicy strawberries, avocado, banana, certified gluten free oats, and ZonePerfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Nutrition Bars make this a nutritious, delicious way to start the day.
New Year’s Resolutions
Today is going to be a little different. It is a new year, and I have a confession to make to you.
I need to get my nutrition back on track. I have been gaining weight and it isn’t fun. Blogging has been my dream job, but all of the sweet recipes are finally catching up with me.
Do you ever feel this way?
Gone are the days when I could eat anything I want. I have been hitting the gym 4-5 days a week and trying new classes at the gym to help lose this extra weight.
You would probably laugh at me :-). I am not very coordinated, but I am starting to be less embarrassing to myself. (I am the one who hides in the back of the class and does every move opposite to the instructor!)
This delicious Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl with a chopped up ZonePerfect’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Nutrition Bar is my new go-to nutritious breakfast.
You, my readers, love those sweet recipes I create. I need to find a way to farm out all of the gluten free baked sweets I make! (Any takers?) I would even make a delicious breakfast smoothie bowl for you :-).
You know me, and you know I have a wicked sweet tooth. My love of sweets is obvious in every sweet recipe I create. I need to find a way to add some health components to my recipes. I bake a lot using almond flour, which helps, but in the new year, look for less sugar with options to sweeten things up if needed.
ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars
When ZonePerfect reached out to me to work together on a post, I have to say their timing was perfect. My family has been eating ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars for a couple of years now.
And it is a family affair…these bars are not only helping me take back my nutrition, but they also help my kids get through their busy school days by adding a protein punch between classes.
My very favorite bar is their Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Nutrition Bar. I love that ZonePerfect has a gluten free option that uses certified gluten free oats.
- It has just enough chocolate so that it tastes delicious, but only 10 grams of sugar. (It is kid-approved with my busy teens!)
- These bars have 10 grams of protein, which adds just the right amount of protein so that I don’t feel hungry after eating one.
- There are NO artificial sweeteners or flavors in ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars!
They have other flavors that don’t contain gluten ingredients including Chocolate Almond Raisin, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Fudge Graham, Double Dark Chocolate, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. *Note, these flavors are produced on shared equipment. ZonePerfect cleans their lines very carefully between runs as stated on their webpage. I personally have eaten their Chocolate Peanut Butter and Chocolate Almond Raisin flavors without any gluten reactions.
ZonePerfect even has a great taste guarantee!
ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars are a great way to add extra protein to this strawberry smoothie bowl with oats. I love to blend gluten free rolled oats into my smoothie recipes because it helps thicken my smoothie bowls.
Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars are a delicious way to add some crunch to your smoothie bowls, and it helps make this Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl a nutritious breakfast!
This strawberry smoothie bowl recipe also makes a great pre-workout snack! It gives me the energy to handle those one-hour power classes like Cardio Barre!
It isn’t just me who is loving this delicious recipe for a strawberry banana smoothie bowl. Mr. Fearless Dining is partnering with me to eat more nutritiously. He already is a work out dynamo and working out is now something we can do together! (This was our New Year’s resolution together!)
Here are a couple other smoothie recipes that you can add ZonePerfect Bars to:
Are you ready to see how easy it is to make this strawberry smoothie bowl?
The first step is to chop up a ZonePerfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Nutrition Bar into bite-sized pieces. These are good so try not to pop too many into your mouth as you cut them. You won’t have any left for your strawberry smoothie bowl!
Blend all of the smoothie ingredients in your favorite blender. Fresh strawberries give this breakfast smoothie a beautiful pink color!
Top with your favorite ingredients like fresh strawberries, coconut, pecans and ZonePerfect Bar pieces. Here is a handy store locator to find ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars near you.
How to make this strawberry smoothie bowl recipe:
A nutritious easy strawberry smoothie bowl recipe with gluten free oats.
- 1 1/2 cups strawberries
- 1/3 cup ripe banana
- 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 scoop protein powder Use your favorite plain or vanilla flavor
- 1/3 cup avocado
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
- 3 tablespoons raw pecans
- 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup ZonePerfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Nutrition Bar
Add oats, strawberry, banana, almond milk (or nondairy milk substitute), water, avocado, protein powder, and ice in a blender.
Mix on high for 15 seconds until the smoothie is smooth.
Pour into a bowl.
Garnish with your favorite toppings.