Smoothie Bowls are a major staple in my life. They pack a powerful punch of antioxidants, fiber, and protein. Best of all they are plant-based and low glycemic.
**If you use similar ingredients.
I love making them for myself and my kiddo loves them! It’s simpler than you think and only requires a few ingredients. Below you will find my quick & easy smoothie bowl how-to video and recipe.
**This video is NOT sponsored.
How to create the “Basic” smoothie bowl
- Plant Based Protein. Here are the 2 I use. Tone it Up Protein or Arbonne Protein Shake Mix ( I try to keep things very transparent on my blog. Since there is a site noted for Arbonne Protein I am letting my lovely readers know that I consult for them. However, clicking on the above link does not take you to my website nor is it an affilate link.) When choosing a Protein powder I suggest NOT using Whey. Whey is a form of dry dairy and is not plant based. I steer away from dairy products, in either wet or dry form, as they can cause a multitude of health problems in our bodies.
- Frozen Fruit. This helps to enrich the smoothie and give it a great a taste. I always start with frozen bananas because they lend themselves in creating that creamy consistency. Sometimes I like to add extra frozen fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries. **You can buy bags of Organic Frozen Fruit cheaper than buying fresh fruit and freezing it. The choice is up to you and your budget.
- Fresh green leaf veggies such as Spinach or Kale. This step is optional. You do not have to add veggies to every smoothie bowl but doing so helps to create a well-rounded nutritious meal. Most of the time the Spinach flavor is covered up by the fruit.
- Fluid. I always use Silk Unsweetened Coconut Milk. You can find it at most grocery stores. Almond or Cashew milk is another fantastic option as well as filtered water. **I do not recommend Cows milk but it will work if you choose to use it.
- Blend that sucker up! Here is a link taking you to the newer model Ninja that I use. Ninja Blender (Don’t forget that you can use your 20% off coupons at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. This is where I bought my Ninja) I am partial to my blender but I have heard great things about the Vitamix too.
You can top your smoothie with pretty much anything as long as it stays clean and healthy. Below are a few ideas.
- Granola. I am picky about the granola I buy. Mainly over the fact that store bought granola can be loaded with refined sugars that can spike your blood sugar levels. Booo! Here is a link to the brand that I use and trust. My favorite Granola
- Unsweetened Coconut shreds or flakes. I buy the Simple Truth Organic brand from my local Kroger.
- Nuts and Seeds. I love Chia Seeds and Pumpkin Seeds!
- Fresh Fruit.
- Unsweet Cacaco Nibs. Here is the brand I use. Organic Cacao Nibs
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