Berry + Pineapple + Chia Protein Bowl

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I have a new, crippling disease.

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I eat too fast.

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It’s not like a cute, “whoops I’m done before you!” It’s an, “OMG I have licked my plate clean and no one has even touched their main courses yet” kind of thing.

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I feel like it’s the worst in public. I know I’m alarming onlookers. I mean, there is no way to eat like a ravenous gorilla & still look graceful. I was at Panera Bread yesterday & was dipping this sammich into some tomato soup & literally slamming it into my face. There was soup all over my mouth, crumbs on my chin. I went through 12 napkins, finishing the meal in 4 minutes flat. ALL while carrying on a conversation. Something is WRONG. It doesn’t have to be this way, does it?

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Perhaps it does because I specifically used this wide bowl for my smoothie so I could shoveΒ my face all up in there.





Time: 20 minutes (prep + smoothieing) | Serves: 1


  • 1/2 cup of frozen berries (raspberries, blackberries, + blueberries used here)
  • 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple
  • 1 tbsp. of peanut butter
  • 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein
  • 1 tbsp. of chia seeds, + more for serving
  • 4 oz. of nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • Granola, for serving
  • Fresh berries, for serving

How to:

  • In a nutribullet, ninja, blender or other pulverizing contraption, combine berries + pineapple + peanut butter + protein + chia seeds + yogurt + almond milk
  • Blend until smooth + no chunks
  • Pour into a bowl + top with more chia seeds + granola + berries
  • Serve cold
  • Time yourself + see if you can beat my record of swallowing this in 2.5 minutes

28 thoughts on “Berry + Pineapple + Chia Protein Bowl

  1. varinaj says:

    i for one am proud of you. just wait until if/when you gestate. i’m now regularly waking up at 5am, waking up my husband and saying things like “i’m just too weak to walk to the kitchen. please bring me some breakfast.” hoover vacuum doesn’t begin to cover it.


    • Rachel says:

      My dream is to be fed snacks around the clock while I lay in bed all day & can use the excuse, “I’m creating a human over here.” YOU ARE LIVING MY DREAM


  2. Linda says:

    Hey! There’s nothing wrong with scarfing down something when it’s as delicious as this! (or Panera Bread’s tomato soup in my humble opinion – that soup is amazing!)
    Just remember to take deep breaths in-between your bites! LOL πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


    • Rachel says:

      No kidding I have to literally remind myself to breathe sometimes. I’m inhaling it all so fast it’s like wait I can’t breathe why is this??? It’s a problem! Thanks, Linda πŸ™‚

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