Protein Breakfast Smoothie Bowl with Granola

A solid morning routine is one of the backbones of my daily self-care practices & one of my goals this year is to make sure each morning begins on an intentional note. Whether it’s going to the gym early, having a moment to breathe before I tackle the day or fueling up with the right foods to get off to the best start, having something that’s solely for me makes the world of difference.

This month we’re working with Dorset Cereals - one of our go-to premium breakfast brands - and their craft blends of granolas and mueslis make such a delicious and nutritious start to the day. They tasked us with creating a fun, breakfast recipe to share with you and this easy breakfast smoothie bowl immediately came to mind! 

We were staying in a Woodland Cabin at Rowena’s Inn - a super cool cabin in Harrison, BC - which made the perfect backdrop to shoot these photos and the calming vibe & views made it that bit more special. Breakfast has always been my favourite meal of the day, so this seemed like the perfect fit.

If you’re an OG here, you might remember that when I started this blog back in 2015 as a hobby, smoothie bowls and breakfasts were among the things I talked most about. So, creating this breakfast smoothie bowl recipe for a brand project is a cool, full circle moment. Dorset Cereals just so happens to have been founded a few villages away from the quaint village of Lulworth Cove, Dorset, where we were married two years ago, so I have a soft spot for their roots & I love this connection. The brand is inspired by great tasting breakfasts and the little things that nourish the soul, which are two things I can get on board with!  

So, back to the chocolate granola smoothie bowl (because that’s why you’re here, right). I always want my breakfasts to be tasty - of course - wholesome and nutritious to keep me satisfied until lunchtime, and protein-rich to align with my active lifestyle and to fuel my body. This recipe ticks ALL of those boxes and although smoothie bowls are the best breakfast food, who says they can’t be enjoyed at other times of the day, too?! 

This recipe is super quick & easy.  All you need is a blender, a bowl, and the below ingredients. We used the Seductive Dark Choc Cherry Granola as a topping for the bowl and it was the most delicious addition. It’s chocolatey - without being too rich or sweet - and the dried cherries add such a nice taste. Here’s how to bring it together:


Protein Breakfast Smoothie Bowl with Granola

A delicious, protein breakfast smoothie bowl with granola, perfect for slow mornings or a snack during the day.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: granola, smoothie bowl
Servings: 1 person



  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 handful mixed berries
  • ½ cup milk or alternate milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder


  • ½ banana, chopped
  • fresh raspberries & blueberries
  • 1 handful Dorset Cereals Seductive Dark Choc Cherry Granola 
  • 1 sprinkle chia seeds 


  • Add the banana, milk, protein and berries into the blender, and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a bowl and sprinkle the Dorset Cereals Granola on top, and finally, top with banana, berries, chia seeds and other delicious toppings of your choice like honey or peanut butter!

What to do if the smoothie base is too runny?

Sometimes this can happen by adding a little too much liquid or if you opt to use frozen berries instead. The fix is pretty easy - either add some avocado to thicken it up, or a little extra protein powder which should do the trick. I used chocolate protein powder in this recipe, but if that’s a bit too much chocolate, vanilla protein works great too! 

You can use frozen bananas or berries if you want your bowl to be extra cold, but keep in mind that this can water down the base, so adjust your milk content if you use those. 

If you give this recipe a go, let me know what you think!!

This post was proudly sponsored by Dorset Cereals, but all thoughts, opinions and recipes are my own 🙂 Learn more about their cereals here

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