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