a smoothie bowl ?
I’m sure everyone knows what a smoothie is nowadays, but what about a smoothie bowl? These filling and extremely nutritious breakfast bowls are just like smoothies, but thicker so they can be spooned up and topped with extra goodies.
Smoothie bowls are the perfect breakfast or healthy snack for those who like to sit and eat their food versus sipping it from a straw. It’s also a super easy way to pack tons of superfoods, protein, vitamins and minerals into one simple meal.
How to make a smoothie bowl!
Unlike a smoothie where all the ingredients are mixed together, smoothie bowls are usually topped with delicious toppings – like nuts, seeds, granola, fruit, shredded coconut or chia seeds – to add nutritional value and a little crunch.
Making one of these delicious snacks is super easy . In fact, you can adapt almost any smoothie recipe to a bowl by using about 1/3 less liquid and/or adding in an avocado, nut butter, extra frozen fruit (bananas will make it extra creamy), or yoghurt . Make sure to use as much frozen fruit as possible in a smoothie bowl to keep it thick; you don’t want your bowl to be soupy, and you don’t want your delicious toppings to sink, either!
Try my super simple smoothie chart below or check out some of my smoothie creations in “HEALTH” to get you started !
GUIDE TO MAKING A SUPER SIMPLE SMOOTHIE BOWL!
Step 1 : Choose a Protein ( approx. 2 Tbsp.)
Some suggestions – protein powder, yoghurt, peanut butter or nut butter
Step 2 : Choose a Liquid ( approx. 1/3 cup)
Some suggestions – fruit juice, vegetable juice, water, almond milk, coconut milk or your choice of any non dairy beverage
Step 3 : Add Fruit to Thicken ( approx. 1 cup )
Some suggestions : avocado, fresh or frozen bananas, frozen berries, peaches, mangoes , cherries
Step 4 : Add Greens ( approx. a handful or more! )
Some suggestions – spinach, kale, swiss chard, wheat grass
Step 5 : Add your Toppings ( approx. 1 Tbsp. each )
Some suggestions – nuts, seeds, chia seeds, fresh fruit, dried fruit, granola, dark chocolate chips
one of my favorite smoothie creations to adapt into a bowl is my Blueberry Vanilla Cream Smoothie! What kind of toppings are your favorite?