Want to eat clean, keep it natural, and eat like you’re in paradise? I have two words for you to remember SMOOTHIE BOWLS! The latest food craze to hit the health community since the onset of gluten free products. Smoothie bowls, a cross between an upgraded version of cold cereal full of super foods, and colorful smoothies. Commonly made exclusively from fruits, superfoods, veggies, yogurt, milk options, ice, and comes topped with a myriad of beautiful fresh chopped toppings that include nuts, granola, muesli, hemp, chia seeds, almond butter, fruit, coconut flakes, caico nibs, and other assorted fruit toppings. If you’re a master chef or just one who loves to play around with recipes and put your own touch on it, then the smoothie bowl is the perfect recipe to play with! Although smoothie bowls are deemed healthy once you starting adding too many ingredients to the mix and in rather large quantities they can be quite high in calories, so just keep portions in check. Here are some tips to either building a healthy smoothie bowl or eating one when you’re out!
Ideal Mix for a smoothie bowl contains 2 part greens, 1 part fruit, 1 part protein, 1 part healthy fat, super foods, ice, and liquid
If your out at a restaurant or food place like Jamba Juice look at nutritional information. Keep in mind smoothie bowls at restaurants are higher in calories, so just be ready to eat it as a meal especially if it’s 450-600 calories or if your in the mood for a snack and it’s around the higher range just eat 2/3 or 1/2 and wrap it to go as a dessert for later
Don’t forget to have fun, and to build your bowl from the mind body concept. Build with the intent to nourish your body with essential vitamins and minerals, and boost your energy for your body and mind
RECOMMENDED RECIPE FROM PEANUTBUTTERANDPEPPERS.COM
ALMOND JOY BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE BOWL
Serving for 1 ¾ cups , Prep time five minutes
creamy, thick, gluten-free, healthy smoothie made with chocolate, coconut and almonds. It tastes just like an Almond Joy candy bar.
⅓ cup rolled oats (I used Trader Joe's Gluten Free Oats)
1 tsp. chia seeds
½ cup plain greek yogurt, 0% fat
½ cup unsweetened coconut milk from carton or milk of your choice
1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ tsp. coconut extract
⅛ tsp. almond extract
¼ tsp. stevia (to taste) or even maple syrup would be good
1 tbsp. almonds, slivered
1 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
The night before, in a bowl add all of the ingredients, except for the toppings. Mix well, cover and refrigerate over night.
In the morning, add the rolled oats mixture in a blender and process until smooth.
Pour into a bowl, top with slivered almonds and shredded coconut.
Calories including toppings: 258, Fat: 9.8, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 52, Potassium: 145, Carbs: 28, Fiber: 6, Sugar: 6, Protein: 17
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