You’ve tried the traditional smoothie, but have you tasted a smoothie bowl? If you haven’t, it’s time to jump on the bandwagon because you’re definitely missing out on a breakfast treat. If you think breakfast isn’t for you, wait until your taste buds try a smoothie bowl. You’ll be a breakfast conformist in no time.
A smoothie bowl is exactly what it sounds like: a smoothie in a bowl that you eat with a spoon. It’s generally thicker than a traditional smoothie, and it gives you an excuse to enjoy whole foods with your smoothie, rather than drinking all of your nutrients. Most of the fiber naturally present in fruits is lost during the smoothie-making process, so we like to think of smoothie bowls as a healthier and more interesting take on the yogurt parfait. Enjoy all of the deliciousness with a fraction of the added sugars and unnecessary calories.
The most beautiful thing about the smoothie bowl is that you can add whatever you want to it. To achieve the perfect blend of sweet and savory, blended to just the right texture and consistency, add one or two parts greens to one part fruit, one part healthy fat and one part protein. Blend the flavors together with ice and a bit of water or almond milk to create a thick and creamy smoothie bowl base. Top it with any variety of whole fruits, nuts, seeds or granola to add crunch, flavor and nutrients to your one-of-a-kind smoothie bowl.
Smoothie bowls are simple to make, and they’re nutritiously sound for your diet. Customize them to your preferences and dietary needs for the perfect breakfast. Head to your kitchen and whip up your favorite flavor combinations, so you can start enjoying breakfast again!