Smoothie Bowls Are The New Health Rage
Smoothie bowls are the latest health rage in the health and fitness world and there is a good reason why they are. They taste good, are nutritious and leave you feeling full.
They are great during the summer as smoothie bowls a cool, creamy and full of flavor. They are a great sit down meal or even great when you are on the go.
They are also great to have for breakfast, workout meals, lunch and even an amazing healthy dessert. You can also enjoy them in a variety of flavors and there are endless toppings to choose from.
But what is a smoothie bowl?
A smoothie bowl is exactly what the name says it is. A smoothie bowl is basically a smoothie in a bowl where you eat it with a spoon instead of drinking it through a straw.
But it has far more nutritional value compared to a basic smoothie that you would drink as it is like a cereal but with less sugar and a lot thicker.
It is topped with fresh or frozen toppings like fruit, granola and even flax seeds.
Why are smoothie bowls amazing?
Smoothie bowls are great because you will never have a boring breakfast or meal. There are countless combinations that you can make with whatever you have at home.
In addition, they are quick and easy to make; which comes handy when you are running late or are in a rush when you get home.
Furthermore, smoothie bowls are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way.
What can you put in your smoothie bowl?
When it comes to a smoothie bowl there are many options you can choose from when creating your own personal bowl. However, if you are unsure here is a quick guide with some ingredients that you can use to create a smoothie bowl:
- Greens - kale, spinach, cucumber and celery
- Frozen Fruit - Blueberries, strawberries, mango, bananas and apples
- Protein - protein powder, chia seeds and nuts
- Healthy Fats - coconut oil and avocado
- Liquids - low fat milk and coconut water
Smoothie Bowl Recipes
Peach Pie Smoothie BowlSource: Real Food Whole Life
For the Smoothie:
- 1 cup chopped peaches
- 1 chopped banana, frozen
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
- Half a lemon, juiced
- 1 teaspoon of honey
For the Toppings:
- 2 teaspoons large, unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
- 2 teaspoons ground flax seeds
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped walnuts
- 1 peach, diced
- Place the peaches, bananas, almond butter, cinnamon, ginger milk, lemon juice and honey in a blender. Blend on high until well combined.
- Pour the smoothie into two bowls. Top each bowl with teaspoon each of coconut flakes, ground flax seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts and peaches.
Blueberry Banana Crunch Smoothie Bowl
Source: Nutrition Stripped
- 3 cups fresh spinach
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup filtered water or almond milk
- 1/2 cup rice
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tablespoon organic almond butter
- 1 teaspoon maca powder
- Dash cinnamon
- Combine all ingredients into a high speed blender (Vitamix/Blendtec) until thick and creamy.
- Add additional ice as needed to thicken.
- Pour into a large bowl and top with granola of your choice.
- Serve immediately.
Chocolate Peanut Butter smoothie Bowl
Source: Kitchen Treaty
- 1 medium frozen banana
- 1/4 cup almond milk or canned light coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Banana slices
- Shredded coconut
- Chia seeds
- Flax seeds
- Mini chocolate chips
- Place the banana, almond milk or coconut milk, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add ice and blend again until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and sprinkle toppings of your choice.
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