Smoothie bowls are a wonderful and energizing way to start the day! If you love smoothies or you love frozen yogurt, you'll love this fun way to get your fruits and greens in.
Smoothie bowls are basically a smoothie in a bowl with your choice of healthy toppings. It's fun to get creative! You can use any smoothie recipe as the base, and any fruits, seeds, powders or granolas as your toppings. What I recommend is using less liquids so that your smoothie comes out with more of a frozen yogurt consistency. Here's a combination I've been enjoying lately:
For the base, blend together:
This smoothie is filled with yummy nutrients to start your day off feeling energized. By blending up the greens (in this case, kale) you're helping your body absorb more of the good stuff because you've already broken it down. My recipe makes a blenderful, so about 4 glasses. Enjoy! :)
Creamy Green Smoothie
Let me know if you try this out :)
Fill blender with frozen strawberries, one banana (preferably frozen) and almond milk. It's not pictured but I added honey after to add some sweetness. I'd also recommend putting in coconut cream, but I don't have any at the moment. It still turned out, coconut cream would just make it smoother. Then, blend! If there's an ice cream setting on your blender, then use that. If not, that's ok, just blend like you normally would! Just be careful not to over-heat your blender. It's subtly sweet, but tasty. And healthy! :) Just a quick Thursday morning post, hope you enjoyed.
If you're reluctant to take a chance on your smoothie, here's the one I threw together this morning! It tasted delicious so I thought I'd share. (No vegetables either, if you're not too keen on that). Here's the recipe:
Presh Pineapple Smoothie
Then blend it together and enjoy the heavenly taste! Make sure when you're making your smoothie to put enough liquids in, if not the blender might over-heat from working too hard! If you suspect it might, just stop it, stir it around, add some liquid, and blend, blend, blend! It should be fine after that, and if you feel like it needs a little something more, you always add that in after as well.
Hope you all have a lovely day, let me know if you try this out :)
Smoothies are a great way to get nutrients from vegetables or fruit that you might not like the taste of whole. Whenever I make smoothies, I rarely follow a recipe; rather, I throw in what I can find in my fridge and go with the flow. If something doesn't taste sweet enough, I find that adding an orange usually fixes it! However, smoothies need two basic components to blend properly: solids and liquids, with some other optional ingredients. When you blend your smoothie, make sure to put the liquids in first, the solids next, and then the frozen solids on top. You can always add more ingredients after as well!
My Guide to a Perfect Smoothie:
Choose a Liquid:
A typical smoothie I would make would have: coconut water, bananas, oranges, kale or lettuce, frozen fruit and chia seeds. Another smoothie I like to make is a chocolate banana green smoothie: almond or coconut milk, two bananas, celery, cucumber, kale, romaine, and cocoa powder! This is a really sneaky way of getting in your greens because it just tastes like chocolate banana!
Once you start making smoothies, you'll be addicted! It's super fun, especially if you make it up as you go, and it's a healthy, filling option for breakfast.
Happy blending!! :)