Smoothie Bowls: They’re exactly what you think they are, a beautiful way to stay healthy!
One of our favorite health trends of 2018: smoothie bowls garnished with tasty toppings. These nutrient-packed-chia-seed-topped have taken up our instagram feeds and we’re so into it.
More than just beautiful, smoothie bowls are fun! They give us opportunities to sneak in our necessary fruits + veggies, and garnish them with even more delicious eats. Today, we’re coming at you with a couple of tips to make your own smoothie bowl + a tasty breakfast (or snack) recipe!
First, The Fun Stuff: Your Garnishes!
Remember, you eat with your eyes first and your garnishes are what will really make your smoothie bowl pop. So take a little extra care while prepping - it’s a must. It also makes the process of crafting your smoothie bowl easier, faster, and way more fun.
We tend to stick with colors and flavors that are used within or compliment the base of the smoothie. So, after slicing and dicing your wonderfully colorful fruits + veggies, portion out your garnishes and set them aside until your base is finished.
Then, The Easy Bit: Your Base!
Your base is the sneaky spot where where you can pack your superfoods, super spices, and (darewesayit?) GREAT supplements along with sweeter, lighter, more flavorful fruits and liquids. It’s where you’ll get the bulk of your fruits + veggies.
We tend to breakfast (or snack) on the sweeter side, so we stick with sweeter fruits and liquids like bananas, berries, nut milk, or apple juice and pair them with neutral flavored supplements and spices.
FYI: When looking for supplements, read the labels and be aware that most supplements contain a lot of filler that you don’t actually need. Put your trust in quality over quantity and look for ingredients that are plant-based, vegan-friendly, and non-GMO.
Very Berry Smoothie Bowl
- Roasted Almond Slivers
- Strawberry Slices
- Coconut Flakes
- Goji Berries
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 ripe, frozen banana
- 1/4th cup spinach
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4th cup chia seeds
- 3 scoops of GREAT protein
Prep your garnishes by placing your almond slivers, strawberry slices, coconut flakes, and goji berries in separate containers. Then, blend strawberries, banana, protein, and almond milk until smooth. Pour into your favorite breakfast bowl and garnish!