Healthy Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl

Healthy Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl
(using chia seeds)

It’s Friday! Which means it’s a perfect day to enjoy a Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl, maybe even for breakfast! Yes I really did say that but when it’s packed with healthy goodness I have no guilt having it for breakfast or anytime. This is the smoothie bowl I was so excited to share and planned to share last week but last minute tweaked and shared my Everlasting Joy Smoothie Bowl tweaking this recipe. The secret ingredient…. frozen chickpeas! Yes it makes it so thick and creamy and not too banana-y and sweet and packs in protein and fiber. We’ve made it a few different ways and once again I share multiple versions because they’re all good and I like to give variation and option. Not too many but you can use chia seeds or oats and there is a protein version, so I guess just slight modifications and if I make it post workout I make the protein version adding in a half scoop of my fav Vega protein since it already has the chickpeas and peanut butter powder and I don’t want to overpower the bowl and also adding in maca and usually maca chocolate in place of cacao nibs and or chocolate chips.

Healthy Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl
(using oats)

So if you haven’t been scared away by the chickpeas, I’m so happy and promise you will not be disappointed. So what else is in the bowl? I prefer chia seeds but you can use oats. Chia seeds help keep you full and satisfied for hours, yes I know in this recipe there is only a tablespoon but trust me with the other fiber and protein as well in the bowl if you have this for breakfast you may not be hungry come lunch time, I’m usually not even after a good workout. Chia Seeds are an excellent source of healthy essential fatty acids – containing eight times more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon. They are also one of the most digestible plant proteins, a great source of fiber, and packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. Soak the chia or oats if you prefer with coconut milk which packs your healthy fats and calcium, and then blend with the rest of the ingredients. Chickpeas for the filling fiber and protein, frozen banana, a little peanut butter powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and cacao nibs or chocolate chips. For the protein version I use a plant-based protein as I stated and maca powder.

Healthy Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl
(using oats)

I asked the girls to test a couple versions out, at the time both times used chia seeds as I hadn’t tested out oats yet. I ran down stairs to throw the wash in the drier and I came back up and one of the bowls was missing and almost gone. A loved it and didn’t even ask what was in it. When I told her she didn’t even believe me that there were chickpeas in it. Honestly thought if you haven’t tried chickpea cookie dough you would be surprised, it’s good and filling.

Cheers to the weekend and enjoying a Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl for breakfast!

 

Healthy Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl
(using chia seeds)

 

Healthy Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl
Makes 1 serving
3/4-1c coconut milk (So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk)
1 TBSP chia seeds, or 2 TBSP gluten free rolled oats
1/3c canned chickpeas, rinsed drained and frozen
1/2-1 frozen banana
2 TBSP peanut butter powder (Peanut Butter & Co Go Mighty Nut Peanut Butter Powder)
1tsp vanilla
dash of cinnamon
1 TBSP mini chocolate chips or sweet cacao nibs (Enjoy Life Foods Mini Chocolate Chips, Navitas Naturals Sweet Cacao Nibs)

 

Healthy Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl, protein version
Makes 1 serving
1c coconut milk (So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk)
1 TBSP chia seeds, or 2 TBSP gluten free rolled oats
1/3c chickpeas, rinsed drained and frozen
1/2 frozen banana, optional
dash of cinnamon
1/2 scoop vanilla protein (Vega Clean Protein or Vega Sport Protein)
2 TBSP peanut butter powder (Peanut Butter & Co Go Mighty Nut Peanut Butter Powder)
1 tsp maca powder, optional (Navitas Naturals)
1/4 Vega Maca Chocolate Bar or, 1 TBSP mini chocolate chips/ sweet cacao nibs (Enjoy Life Foods Mini Chocolate Chips, Navitas Naturals Sweet Cacao Nibs)

 

In a glass jar stir chia seeds or oats with 3/4c of coconut milk, unless you for sure are making the protein version than use a full cup. Stir for a good 30 seconds to make sure the chia seeds don’t clump. Put in the refrigerator overnight or for a minimum of an hour for best results (it won’t be nearly as thick and creamy if the chia seeds and oats aren’t soaked). In a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, blend the soaked chia seeds/oats with peanut butter powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and protein powder if using. Add in frozen chickpeas and bananas using the tamper tool if you have one for your blender, and blend. Adding the remaining milk slowly if needed as you want it to be thick. Once it’s all blended together add in half of the cacao nibs or chocolate, or all if you want, and pulse just to chop and mix. Pour into a bowl and top with remaining chocolate/cacao. Enjoy!
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Healthy Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl

Delicious Healthy Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl packed with fiber, protein, and a secret ingredient! Gluten free, dairy free, vegan

33 Responses to Healthy Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl

  1. You know I love the frozen chick pea idea!
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  2. Who would have guessed you would sneak in some chickpeas there!? Looks good!
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  3. Jenn says:

    Cookie dough for breakfast? Yes, Please!! Pass me a spoon!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Dessert for breakfast is always a good idea, especially when it’s healthy! 😉 I’d pass you a spoon but you’ll have to whip up a bowl, no leftovers!

  4. This looks SO amazing! Totally scheduling it to pin. I’m going to sub the PB powder for my Vital Proteins Cacoa Collagen. YUM!! Thanks for the great treat!

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you Chrissa! Let me know how that goes, I’ve been looking at adding a marine collagen powder vs my vitamins. Anytime! 😉

  5. abbey sharp says:

    Omg this looks soooo good!! I ned this in my life ASAP
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  6. Farrah says:

    This looks all sorts of magical and I’m definitely going to have to try making it for breakfast tomorrow! *-* That’s awesome that there are chickpeas in there! :O
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  7. Holy moly this is genius! Looks absolutely delicious! I bet it tastes even better with that festive spoon too. 🙂

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you Emily! Well I actually taste it with the spoon because it’s smaller so I have to slow down. 😉

  8. This sounds incredible!! Can I have it for dessert tonight?

  9. Tee says:

    Looks delicious and perfect for a healthy treat!

  10. Emily says:

    Coconut milk + chickpeas would make an incredibly creamy thick smoothie. <3 Wow, it sounds really good.
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  11. Oh. my gosh, Its like this recipe was created just for me- it looks amazing! Love that it is healthy, while Im sure it tastes quite indulgent!
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  12. Did you say cookie dough? No time to chat, heading to the kitchen now …
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  13. Aliah says:

    This is the first smoothie bowl that looks like it would truly satisfy my sweet tooth! YUM!
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  14. Carmy says:

    This is amazing! I loooooooove cookie dough <3
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  15. jill conyers says:

    It looks so thick and creamy. And chocolatey. Yum!
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  16. You had me at cookie dough!! This looks amazing and like the BEST kind of breakfast!! Cannot wait to try this!!

  17. Healthy cookie dough for breakfast? Yum! The chickpeas are genius in here!
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  18. What an amazing recipes! I would LOVE to start my day off with this! And I’m definitely not scared of those frozen chickpeas, I think they’re an absolutely brilliant addition!
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  19. You mean I don’t have to hide and eat the cookie dough anymore! What a great way to start anyone’s day!
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  20. I saw the other smoothie bowl & have bookmarked it. I can’t wait to try them out =) I am interested to see how it turns out with the frozen chickpeas!
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