Banana Smoothie Breakfast Bites

A single serving no bake breakfast recipe which has the flavours of a banana smoothie without the need to whip out the blender! Easy, quick and the perfectly balanced meal- Gluten free, high protein and no added sugar! 

Single Serve Banana Smoothie Breakfast Bites- These no bake bites take 5 minutes to prepare and taste like a banana smoothie without the need for a blender! #vegan #glutenfree -thebigmansworld.com

Just under a month ago, a certain someone hit the big 3-0 and all I did was eat a smoothie in her honour. Well, that’s what I made her think. 

Long time blog readers may know that I love doing something random or quirky when it’s a fellow ‘Blends’ birthday. Whether it be eating gluten on behalf of them, eating cheese with every meal possible or well…eating seven kilos of potatoes in a week. (Although saying that, the latter would probably have happened anyway). 

Literally a year to this day, Amanda told me that if I would ever be in the vicinity of the Northern Hemisphere, she’d come meet up with me….and she did. 

Running with spoons meets The Big Man's World

Guys, Amanda is a huge catfish and NOT the person she says she is. She has blonde hair, is in her mid 60’s and eats peanut butter by the spoonful. she hates coffee, thinks Disney movies are made of lies and whips her hair back and forth to Willow Smith.

Ha. If only. 

Single Serve Banana Smoothie Breakfast Bites- These no bake bites take 5 minutes to prepare and taste like a banana smoothie without the need for a blender! #vegan #glutenfree -thebigmansworld.com

I wanted to do something special and thought…Why not create a recipe which ticks several criteria-

1. Single serving because I’m well aware her freezer and bench top is fully stocked with her recipe experiments and she didn’t need to add something else

2. It had to include four of her favourite foods- Oats, almond butter, chocolate and bananas

3. It had to be a smoothie

The smoothie part stumped me. There was no way in hell I could come up with a decent smoothie recipe which either hadn’t been done already incorporating those ingredient or one she hadn’t already had…using those ingredients. Then it dawned on me- Why not make a single serving breakfast ‘cookie dough’ like recipe which tasted like a banana smoothie? 

Bingo.

Single Serve Banana Smoothie Breakfast Bites- These no bake bites take 5 minutes to prepare and taste like a banana smoothie without the need for a blender! #vegan #glutenfree -thebigmansworld.com

To get the ‘smoothie’ flavour and texture, I used a small amount of vanilla Greek yogurt (When I tried a Vegan version, I used this Kingland plain soy yogurt) in the batter which meant I didn’t need to add milk and worked well with forming the dough into ‘bites’. (Okay, balls.).

Healthy {Protein Packed!} Banana Smoothie Energy Bites- A single serving no bake breakfast recipe which has the flavours of a banana smoothie without the need to whip out the blender! Easy, quick and the perfectly balanced meal- Gluten free, high protein and no added sugar! @thebigmansworld - thebigmansworld.com

As with all my other breakfast cookie dough like recipes, it’s a whiz to make and requires to baking- 1 bowl, add, mix and form. Eat straight away or store in the fridge to form up slightly. Alternatively, make up a huge batch and send it to Amanda

Dear Angelina. Like long lost Starbucks lovers. Love Brad. 

Banana Smoothie Breakfast Bites

A single serving no bake breakfast recipe which has the flavours of a banana smoothie without the need to whip out the blender! Easy, quick and the perfectly balanced meal- Gluten free, high protein and very low in sugar!
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Servings: 1
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

  • 2 T gluten free oat bran
  • 2 T coconut flour
  • 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate flavoured protein powder*
  • 2 T Vanilla Greek Yogurt Use a soy yogurt for a vegan option
  • 1/2 small banana mashed
  • 2 T almond butter
  • Handful of dairy free chocolate chips I used a chopped up bar
  • 1-2 T unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the oat bran, coconut flour and protein powder and mix well.
  • Add the yogurt, banana and almond butter and mix very well until fully incorporated. Depending on the protein powder you use and coconut flour, mixture could be extremely think- If so, slowly add the unsweetened almond milk until a batter is formed which is easy to pick up using your hands. Stir through the chocolate chunks/chips and form into bite sized balls.
  • Consume immediately or refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up.

Notes

If you don't use protein powder, sub for an extra 2 T of oat bran of 1 T of coconut flour. Also add a granulated sweetener of choice.
Single Serve Banana Smoothie Breakfast Bites- These no bake bites take 5 minutes to prepare and taste like a banana smoothie without the need for a blender! #vegan #glutenfree -thebigmansworld.com

Hope you’re having a great Sunday, folks! 

Have you ever watched ‘Catfish?’

What four ingredients are common in a lot of your cooking? 

What’s your ideal smoothie? 

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89 thoughts on “Banana Smoothie Breakfast Bites

  1. gluten free. vegan. high protein. single serve. chocolate. oats.. NEED I GO ON!? and ingredients that are popular in my cooking? oh wait this recipe 😉 on one hand i want you to stop posting such perfectly appetizing recipes because you’re really just taking up all of my time and food plans in needing to make EVERYTHING.. but on the other hand, keep going because these might have just skyrocketed to the top of my list =l AND amanda has hands down all of my favorite recipes as well (i’m a blog creeper) so it’s no wonder my eyes just fell out when i saw this.. can we like unite the countries and have a tea party with these or something?

  2. Yum! these look terrific. I want to have a smoothie for breakfast but I am up way too early and fear disturbing my neighbors with the whir of the blender. (these apartment walls are tres thin.) problem solved. Is it possible to substitute almond flour or more oat bran for the coconut flour? I know the consistency will not be the same but I just found out last week I am allergic to coconut.

    I guess the fact I have never heard of the show “Catfish” answers your question.

    Common ingredients, savory: spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, avocados sweet: berries, Greek yogurt, oats, cinnamon.

    Happy February!

  3. You LIE! Fish burgers indeed! Obviously I adore these, but I totally didn’t get the Catfish reference. I [think] I remember watching it back in the day, but you know how memory gets with old age 😉 And when I Googled it, my poor eyeballs got assaulted with pictures of nasty looking catfishes. Urgh. Do not want. Now hurry up and MOVE to the Northern hemisphere so I can crash your place and steal your foods.

  4. Haha…you make the most amazing no-baked protein-filled balls of deliciousness, Arman! (That’s right, I just said balls of deliciousness.) I’m a huge fan of banana smoothies for breakfast, so of course I’m digging this twist on them. Maybe I need to get into the whole no-bake protein thing here…you make them look so good!!

  5. I am drooling. Seriously. I saw these this morning when I looked for the Cake Batter Oatmeal Recipe and if I had bananas, these would have been the choice. I don’t regret having made the oatmeal though, it was so good!

  6. I’ve never seen Catfish, but have heard of it! This recipe looks amazing – I’m always looking for more snacks to have on-the-go, that aren’t chalky snack bars. Thanks!! Pinned this to Pinterest 🙂

  7. My 30th birthday is on the 17th. Drink some red wine in my honor, please. Other options include homemade pizza, huge breakfasts, drinking your weight in coffee, eating sweet potato chips while watching Netflix, and putting sriracha on everything.

    Oh and these ball/bites look amazing. I’d make them right now, but I’m drinking wine and watching football instead….

  8. I knew there was something suspicious about Amanda…maybe it’s her planner obsession…
    I have never seen Catfish, but if I ever experience it from all the online dating websites I belong to I will enlighten you with my first hand experience. The most frequent ingredient I use is probably chickpeas or nutritional yeast. I love them both! My favorite smoothie is a carrot cake smoothie I found on Pinterest last summer. It actually tasted like the cake…but liquidy. It was great!

  9. NOM. What is funny is that I HATE banana in smoothies, but I think I would be terrifically down with this. Don’t ask why, just go with it.
    I’m surprised that Amanda has blond hair, being in her 60s… I would have though more blue than anything. But if you are going to really be a catfish, I gues you should be a catfish thru and thru and dye your hair as well.

  10. A breakfast bite that tastes like a smoothie? I feel like you know me too well! I love anything and everything that tastes like a smoothie. And bananas are soooo delicious! Happy birthday to Amanda! Also, never seen Catfish. Although I think I have heard of it.

  11. Haha well that’s a tribute 🙂 Those bites look awesome. At a first glance they reminded me of those fantastic fried banana balls – now I said it – you get at Chinese restaurants. I am drooling and I have no yoghurt at home. Damn it!
    My four ingredients for savory food are: curry, chili, mustard and garlic – don’t need anything else
    My four ingredients for sweet food are: hazelnut butter, chocolate, cinnamon and anything coconut

  12. First off, this post is too sweet. Secondly, I love Amanda’s blog and seriously meeting you two would be something dreams are made of. Thridly, these smoothie balls are off-the-chain dreamy. Excuse my extreme corny choice of words but seriously you blow me away with your creativity! This is the first “smoothie” ball recipe I have ever seen. Genius! Do you think the oat bran can be subbed for anything else? I got rolled oats, steel cut oats and oat flour in my pantry… p.s. pinning!

    1. Dude! Pray that I get a green card or working Visa for America and we’ll be brunching together- aka our favourite meal!

      Any type of oat can be subbed 🙂 Just adjust the amount of liquid slightly! 🙂

  13. Aw well this was deliciously sweet of you, and I really love the flavor profile, mainly because it includes bananas and chocolate. I, of course, will whip up a quadruple size batch so I can freeze the excess and say I’m living the high life.

  14. I’m totally love all these ball recipes that you’ve been whipping up lately. You already know, me, bananas, chocolates = BFFs. Such a sweet idea to dedicate this recipe to Amanda!

  15. Absolutely gorgeous BANANA SMOOTHIE BREAKFAST BITES Arman. You made them way too appetizing. I love Banana smoothie—and if comes in a bite, why not!? 🙂 I bet they must be Finger Licking Good! Would love to see you on my space! 🙂

  16. Arman, I am so glad you popped by my blog to say hello because now I’ve found your gorgeous and totally delightful site! Really, it’s fantastic. So nice to meet you and your blog. These (ahem) “banana balls” look awesome. Can’t wait to try them!

  17. wow, these look PERFECT. I am so excited because I have everything in my kitchen to make these NOW, and after a meeting this morning that is exactly what I am going to do!

    so happy to have just found your blog!

  18. First of all, you guys are adorable! All three of my girls would go crazy for these AND… I’m terrible at eating breakfast.. so anything grab and go is amazing for me!!

  19. Haha! This post cracked me up. Especially the Starbucks lovers plug. I thought it said that for the loooongest time. Ha! These Banana Smoothie Bites {Balls, whatever} look amazing!! XOXO

  20. Hi,
    Just wondering if this recipe could be made without the yoghurt or if there was something I could use as a substitute ?

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