I’m way too often behind the trends, but I don’t usually just catch up, I run to the front.
Take smoothie bowls for instance. I thought I was pretty cool with my regular popular smoothies that everyone loves here and on youtube. The red beet smoothie is my number one post almost every day for two years pushing out over 800 other recipes. This means you like to start your day healthy, and you probably have a Vitamix or a Nutribullet.
So, if you’re love smoothies but never thought of eating them, let me introduce you.
Smoothie bowls are great if you like to eat your breakfast instead of drink it. You can add in nuts and some fruit there is something very satisfying about chewing. Don’t think you only need to eat this at breakfast. This can be a dessert or a late night healthy snack that satisfies your sweet tooth and your belly.
Blueberries and walnuts are powerful brain foods, but everything in this smoothie bowl is good for you and life giving. Take whatever fruit you have and start creating. I added in a cara cara orange and half of a banana, and this was a such a good flavor combination, I had I everyday for a week.
I’ve found two ways to do smoothie bowls, using protein shakes or yogurt. For the protein smoothie bowls, I use the Vanilla Premier Protein and for the yogurt smoothie bowls, I use Stonyfield Organic Vanilla yogurt, which can be purchased whole milk or low fat. You could use a plain yogurt, but you may need to add some sweetener. The boys, who love smoothies and you may see on my smoothie videos, love the yogurt smoothie bowls, but not the protein bowls. If you love protein shakes you’ll, you’ll protein smoothie bowls and same goes for yogurt.
Tips for Smoothie Bowls
- Use frozen fruit and use equal amounts to yogurt or protein shake. Reserve a little bit of fruit to add for garnish.
- Use very cold protein shake. If you are using a premixed protein shake, put it in freezer for ten minutes, or add a little bit of ice. If you mix your own protein powder, use water and ice equally.
- You can use Greek yogurt which is thicker, but a bit more tart.
- Add in nuts. I recommend walnuts as they are a brain food and go so well with a few slices of bananas.
- Put your fruit into the blender with just a little bit of yogurt or protein drink, enough to crush the fruit. Then slowly add in remaining ingredients.
- If your bowl is not cold enough or thick enough, add in ice for the protein bowl and yogurt for the yogurt bowl. You may need to play around to get the right texture for your taste.
So tell me, are you on the smoothie bowl band wagon. I discovered them on instagram, where I would love to connect with you.
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Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- banana divided
- 1/2 orange without peel or pith
- 1 cup vanilla or plain yogurt for yogurt option or
- 1 cup vanilla protein shake
- Mix frozen berries, banana, orange in blender. You may need to add some liquid from protein drink or yogurt to get it going.
- Once the fruit is smooth enough, gently add in yogurt or protein drink. You want the smoothie to be thick enough to eat with a spoon.
- Pour in bowl.
- Garnish with fruit and nuts
I use Premier pre-made vanilla protein drinks when I'm going in that direction.
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