Smoothie bowl? What is it exactly?
Well, it’s basically a smoothie that is thrown in a bowl and is topped with lots of goodies! For the first time, I gave this “smoothie bowl craze” a try and I immediately felt like I discovered the next best thing. Now, I do understand that there’s nothing easier than making a smoothie and throwing it in a large cup and simply Go-ing! But this is such a great idea for your breakfast that isn’t on the run. The kind of breakfast that can be enjoyed on a nice day off, while you kick back on your couch, and watch The Wendy Williams Show (if you love the whole gossip scene + being the first to find out Entertainment scoops) or The View (which is similar, but also speaks about real-life issues, etc.). Hey, we all have our days of both! No judgements here! Haha!
Anyway, you simply make this smoothie as you usually would any regular smoothie, but you also put aside a 1/2 a cup of each topping (of your choice) so that you can sprinkle them on top of your smoothie bowl. And Wallah! There you have it!
Nothing fancy, but full of flavor and did I say it’s a Healthy choice?
I’ve definitely been trying to keep things healthy when it comes to food choices, since being on my new Food Journey (since back in April); but now that I’ve re-incorporated Chicken + Turkey Meat back into my diet, I’m definitely remaining disciplined on eating as clean as possible. I know. I’ve reverted back to a few meats. It’s not that I couldn’t stick it out, but my Husband and I chose to just eat “clean” instead of just eating ONLY veggies! Plus, my little guy HATED the foods we often prepared, because he loves his meat. Haha! So now, everyone is happy!
Back to the smoothie bowl—-well, I chose to top mine with coconut flakes, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, and blueberries. Yum!
Might I add that this smoothie bowl is very filling! You won’t be hungry until lunch and that’s definitely a great way to condition yourself since you wont be as tempted to grab for anything unhealthy, sweet, or fattening in between meals.
Plus, you can make all types of smoothie bowls, so there’s no risk in becoming tired of the same flavors.
Berry-licious Smoothie Bowl
- 2 cups Mixed berries (Blueberries + Strawberries + Raspberries)
- 2 bananas (sliced)
- 2 cups Almond Milk
- 1/2 cup grapes
- 1/2 cup kale (chopped)
- 1/2 cup mango
- 1/2 cup pinnapple
- 1 Tbsp ground ginger
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseeds
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup blueberries
Blend all main ingredients together until smooth.
Add pureed ingredients in 2 bowls and evenly top with "topping ingredients".