The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins| who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.
I know many people say they enjoy smoothies| but find that it’s impossible to have one for a meal because they need something to chew. Well| I have a solution for you and it’s called a smoothie bowl!
Ta-da! Grab your spoon and dive in. You get all the loveliness of a smoothie ¡ª cool| creamy| and delicious. But you pour it into a bowl and top it with lots of goodies| so there’s a little texture and more importantly| something to chew on.
I love serving my smoothies this way for several reasons:
- It reminds me of eating ice cream or fro yo and we all know how I feel about those things!It takes longer to eat. I don’t know about you| but I can drink a full smoothie in less than two minutes. I just sip| sip| sip| and before I know it my glass is empty.They look pretty.
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I’ve been on a smoothie bowl kick lately. Dragon fruit bowls are my new jam| but sometimes I like to keep it simple and make the type of smoothie bowl I’m sharing today with berries| banana chunks| protein powder| almond milk| and a tiny bit of nut butter. It’s such a good combo!
Since I’ve been serving the smoothie bowls for breakfast| I’ve been sticking with healthier toppings such as fresh berries| banana slices| chia seeds| a little granola| and nut butter. That said| feel free to go crazy with the toppings ¡ª your choices are only limited by what you have in your kitchen. Oh man| now I feel like a dessert version with chocolate chips (or melted chocolate)| peanut butter| and toasted coconut needs to happen soon. Yum!
1/2 frozen banana| chopped into chunks1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I love Sunwarrior)1/2 cup frozen mixed berries1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk1 teaspoon almond butter or peanut butter
Toppings:1/4 of banana| sliced1/4 cup fresh berries (I used strawberries and blueberries)1 tablespoon granola1 teaspoon almond butter or peanut butter1 teaspoon chia seeds