Craving a sweet treat post-workout? Make this German Chocolate Cake Protein Smoothie Bowl! It tastes like dessert, but full of protein from collagen!
“This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins. As always, all opinions are my own.”
I know I sound like a broken record, but I often tell you guys that I crave sweet dessert-like foods after I work out. I know I’m supposed eat protein( yada yada), but my sweet tooth tends to win the battle. It’s usually a need (protein) verses want (dessert) situation, and what my wants always win the battle 😁.
But life is even better when post workout snacks not only taste like dessert, but also have added protein without one even knowing it. Don’t get me wrong, I love my protein powder. I just don’t always enjoy the weird aftertaste and texture it can lend.
I really enjoy using Vital Protein’s Collagen Peptides because it dissolves in hot or cold liquids and has no taste at all! You scoop it in basically anything and it vanishes like a phantom, but it gives you tons of protein and other added health benefits. As I mentioned before in my No-Bake Paleo S’mores Protein Bars recipe post, consuming collegian promotes:
- youthful skin
- healthier hair
- stronger bones and joints
- contributes to a balanced diet and helps maintain weight
- healthy immune, digestive and central nervous system.
For this particular recipe I used the Marine Collagen, which is derived from wild-caught snapper and provides 11 grams of protein per serving. Just scoop and dump in whatever your little heart desires. And if your heart desires liquid cake, you are in the right place😏
All you need for this smoothie bowl is:
dark chocolate chunks
German Chocolate Cake Protein Smoothie Bowl
A thick chocolate smoothie is blended with pecan butter, coconut extract and topped with toasted coconut, pecans and dark chocolate chunks to create a german chocolate cake flavor! It’s full of protein from Vital Protein’s Collagen Peptides!
- 3 over ripe frozen bananas
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 4 scoops Vital Proteins marine collagen
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp. pecan butter OR nut butter of choosing
- 1/4 tsp. coconut extract
- 1/4 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup toasted pecans
- 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate
- 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
- To make smoothie, combine all ingredients in a high-power blender until mixture is smooth.
- Divide and pour into two bowls.
- Divide toppings evenly among the two smoothie bowls.
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Question of the day:
What type of foods do you crave post- workout?
What are your favorite smoothie toppings?