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Why I Opt for Smoothie Bowls Any Time of the Day

Smoothie Bowl

Can I fill you in on a little secret of mine? Smoothies are my saving grace when it comes to meeting my daily quota (and more) of nutrients. They are a nutritional goldmine when you think about the variety of foods and nutrients that can be added to one glass!

But you know what’s even better than a smoothie? A smoothie bowl. A smoothie bowl is a thicker smoothie that is served in a bowl instead of a glass and eaten with a spoon. But the really fun part is the toppings, in my opinion. You can top your smoothie bowl with anything – nut butter, chopped nuts, fresh fruit, coconut flakes, chia seeds and hemp seeds, to name a few.

Making a smoothie bowl is a lot like building a cup of froyo from your favorite frozen yogurt place, just healthier. If you have a hard time getting your kids (or even your picky-eating significant other) to eat enough fruits and veggies, have them try a smoothie bowl!

Here are a few smoothie bowl recipes to help you get started:

For the BERRY LOVER

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, divided in half
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • Handful of leafy greens (spinach and kale are great options!)

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender (using just 1/2 of the yogurt) and blend until smooth. In a bowl, scoop the remaining half of the yogurt in the bottom and pour the smoothie over it. Top with sliced berries, homemade granola, or unsweetened coconut flakes.

For the CHOCOHOLIC

  • 1/2 fresh avocado
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (could also add 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder instead)
  • 1 tsp. espresso powder

Blend all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with chopped nuts, chia seeds (for a boost of healthy fats) or fresh fruit.

For the TROPICAL DREAMER

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 frozen kiwi
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut water

Blend all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with extra pineapple or mango and hemp seeds (for a boost of protein and fiber!).

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