Pure Protein Power: The Peanut Butter and Jelly Breakfast Bowl


A simple, satisfying, protein-packed and filling breakfast option whose flavor profile mimics that of a childhood favorite: the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Plain yogurt, mixed with peanut butter and mixed berry jelly, topped with roasted peanuts, fresh fruit, chia seeds and hemp seeds. A scoop of your favorite protein powder in the mix can pack an additional protein punch to kick off your morning or as a snack during the day!

Makes 1 Big Bowl

Recipe by © Alysha Melnyk 2018

Kitchen Tools:


Measuring Cup


*Disclaimer – I am including certain brand names of things I use (just because they are personal favorites of mine), but feel free to use whatever brand you like, is the cheapest, is on sale, what you have on hand, etc.*

1 Cup Plain Yogurt of Choice (I used Stonyfield Whole Milk Plain Yogurt)

*Optional: 1 Scoop of Favorite Protein Powder (I use Vega Vanilla Protein)

1 Heaping Tablespoon of Favorite Peanut Butter or Nut Butter ~ plus a little more if you want to drizzle any on top (I used Nutzo Organic Crunchy 7 Nut and Seed Butter)

Handful of Roasted Salted or Unsalted Peanuts

Spoonful of Favorite Jelly (I used Whole Foods 365 Organic Mixed Berry Conserve)

Handful of Fresh Berries of Choice (I used blueberries and blackberries)

*Optional: Sprinkle of Hemp Seeds (I used Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seeds) and Chia Seeds (I used Salba Chia Seeds)

Featured Artists:

Bowl and Spoon by Jeremy Ogusky, Creator of Ogusky Ceramics (based in Jamaica Plan, MA)

Screen-printed Snowflake Flour Sack Tea Towel by Jillian, Creator of &Morgan Screenprinting (based in Bristol, CT)


  1. Measure out 1 cup of plain yogurt and (if using) stir in a scoop of protein powder until fully combined.
  2. Mix in 1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter or nut butter of choice (*if peanut butter or nut butter is very thick, melt first before stirring in). The nut butter I used was very runny, so I didn’t need to melt it first.
  3. Top mixture with a handful of peanuts, a spoonful of jelly of choice, and fresh berries of choice. Sprinkle with hemp and chia seeds of choice.
  4. Enjoy! 🙂

*If you can’t eat the whole bowl, save for a snack later or breakfast the next day with fresh toppings! 🙂 It is very filling with the protein powder added.

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