Ultimate Smoothie Bowl

Gah! Summer is almost here, which means it’s officially smoothie season. Woo-hoo!

I know many people say they enjoy smoothies, but find that it’s impossible to have one for a meal because they need something to chew. Well, I have a solution for you and it’s called a smoothie bowl!

The Ultimate Smoothie Bowl -- perfect for smoothie lovers that need something to chew on

Ta-da! Grab your spoon and dive in.

You get all the loveliness of a smoothie — cool, creamy and delicious. But you pour it into a bowl and top it with lots of goodies so there’s a little texture and more importantly, something to chew on.

The Ultimate Smoothie Bowl #healthy #vegan #glutenfree

I love serving my smoothies this way for several reasons:

  1. It reminds me of eating ice cream or fro yo and we all know how I feel about those things!! <3 <3 <3
  2. It takes longer to eat. <– I don’t know about you, but I can drink a full smoothie in less than 2 minutes. I just sip, sip, sip and before I know it my glass is empty.
  3. They look pretty.

The Ultimate Smoothie Bowl #healthy #vegan #glutenfree

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I’ve been on a smoothie bowl kick lately. Dragon fruit bowls are my new jam, but sometimes I like to keep it simple and make the type of smoothie bowl I’m sharing today with berries, banana chunks, protein powder, almond milk and a tiny bit of nut butter.

It’s such a good combo!

  • Using frozen fruit and only 1/2 cup of almond milk keeps the smoothie thick and perfect for serving in a bowl rather than a glass.
  • The chocolate protein powder makes it filling and a little decadent.
  • And the toppings… they’re the best part.

Since I’ve been serving the smoothie bowls for breakfast I’ve been sticking with healthier toppings such as fresh berries, banana slices, chia seeds, a little granola and nut butter. That said, feel free to go crazy with the toppings — your choices are only limited by what you have in your kitchen. Oh man, now I feel like a dessert version with a chocolate chips (or melted chocolate), peanut butter and toasted coconut needs to happen soon. Yum!

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Ultimate Smoothie Bowl


Description

Love smoothies but don’t feel like you can have them for a meal because you need something to chew? Here’s your solution — pour your smoothie in a bowl and load it with toppings.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 frozen banana, chopped into chunks
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I love Sunwarrior)
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond butter or peanut butter

Toppings

  • 1/4 of banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh berries (I used strawberries and blueberries)
  • 1 Tablespoon granola
  • 1 teaspoon almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Blend all the smoothie ingredients together in a high powdered blender until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with toppings. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 343
  • Sugar: 21g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Protein: 17g

 Do you like having a smoothie as your meal? Have you ever tried a smoothie bowl?

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  1. this is absolutely fantastic! I had it for breakfast for the first time last Sunday, and ended up making it again for dinner a couple of nights ago when I was super hot from commuting and didn’t feel like eating a hot meal. It was so refreshing and filling! Can’t wait to have this again and again!

  2. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to try the smoothie bowl. I’m like you, smoothies last me about 2 seconds.

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