The most epic yogurt bowl recipe! I mean you can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. While the classic yogurt with granola and fruit is a good combo, I like to think of this as the next level.
This chocolate peanut butter yogurt bowl feels like a decadent treat, but made with good-for-you ingredients and packs in the protein in a delicious and healthy way!
One of the main struggles I see with my nutrient clients is getting in more protein. I get it, protein isn’t always as fun as carbs and fat, but it is so essential in our diets.
Proteins (amino acids) are the building blocks of cells, tissues, organs, and systems (provide structure and function), are crucial to the production of hormones, helps with digestion, helps with having a good body composition and gaining muscle, and helps keep us full (just to name a few!).
While I think focusing on real whole nutrient-dense foods is the best way to get protein, I love using protein powder for an extra boost. And this protein yogurt bowl does exactly that!
I’m not sure how I came up with this easy concoction, but I’ve been making it for months. And even though it’s barely a recipe, I needed to share it!
Why I love this protein yogurt bowl
- It couldn’t be easier to make – just yogurt, protein powder, and peanut butter stirred together until smooth and creamy
- Packed with protein
- Customizable – easily change up the flavors if you like
- Tastes AMAZING!
Protein yogurt bowl recipe
Just 4 simple ingredients and 5 minutes to make a healthy yogurt bowl. Packed with protein and healthy fats, and then topped with your favorite toppings for some carbs, it makes an easy and quick complete meal that will keep you full for hours!
Here is what you need:
- chocolate protein powder – I love Ka’Chava plant-based protein (use this link for 15% off your first order)
- peanut butter
To make a protein yogurt bowl, simply add all your ingredients to a bowl and mix well to combine.
Pro tip: add the protein powder to the bottom of the bowl and add the yogurt and nut butter on top. This helps ensure the protein powder stays in the bowl rather than going all over the place when you stir it.
Then, top it with your favorite toppings and enjoy! I list some of my favorite toppings below, but you really can’t go wrong with anything you like!
Depending on how much yogurt, protein powder, and nut butter you use, this yogurt bowl can be eaten for breakfast (as a full meal) or a snack. Heck, I’ve even made a smaller portion of it for a dessert! Adjust the quantities to fit your individual needs and goals.
Toppings for a breakfast yogurt bowl
While this chocolate peanut butter yogurt bowl is good as is, it’s even better with toppings. And with adding the right toppings, you can make a healthy balanced meal.
- granola – I love adding some crunch to this and granola and yogurt are the perfect combo. Some of my favorites are Hungry by Nature grain-free granola and the peanut butter protein granola from Trader Joe’s (what’s pictured).
- fresh or dried fruit – banana, strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries would all be great!
- sweetener – a little honey or maple syrup would be good if you like your bowls a little sweeter
- chopped nuts – walnuts, peanuts, or pecans
- shredded coconut – chocolate, peanut butter, and coconut are always a good idea
- cacao nibs or chocolate chips – more chocolate!
Are yogurt bowls healthy?
A yogurt bowl is a great choice for a healthy breakfast, snack, or even dessert. They are full of protein, healthy fats, and some have carbs depending on the toppings you use. They also contain vitamins and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and vitamin B12. Protein and fat are key for helping with satiation and keeping you full while fat gives you a steady source of energy. Look for plain Greek yogurt to keep sugar low/carb and use fat-free or full-fat depending on your preference.
Substitutions or additions
Yogurt breakfast bowls are so customizable and you can tweak them to your preference and your macronutrient needs. Here are a few suggestions to change up the recipe:
- yogurt – I love using plain Greek or Icelandic yogurt in these yogurt bowls because it is high in protein and unsweetened. You could also use dairy-free yogurt if sensitive to dairy (although the recipe won’t be as high in protein). Use fat-free or full-fat versions.
- nut butter – any kind of nut butter will work or even a seed butter if you are allergic to nuts. Try almond, cashew, pecan, sunbutter (sunflower seed butter), or tahini (sesame seed paste).
- protein powder – I love chocolate protein powder for this combo, but you could also use vanilla or any flavor you want. I know the flavors of protein powder are endless these days, from strawberry, snickerdoodle, peanut butter, and more!
- sweetener – if you want it a little sweeter, stir in some honey or maple syrup
- cacao powder – to make it extra chocolatey, stir in some cacao powder to the batter
More healthy breakfast recipes
- chocolate peanut butter overnight oats
- sweet potato breakfast 3 ways
- oatmeal chocolate chip muffins
- smoked salmon breakfast bowl
- breakfast fried rice
- sweet potato blueberry protein muffins
- Make the yogurt bowl. Add all ingredients to a bowl (for easier stirring, put the protein powder in the bottom of the bowl so it doesn't go all over the place when stirring). Mix well until combined.
- Enjoy! Top with toppings of choice and enjoy!