Smoothie Bowls

By: Alex McGill

Want a quick and easy breakfast you can eat at home or on the go? Try a smoothie bowl! Perfect for high energy in the morning and they’re super easy to make while allowing you to get creative with your breakfast. It’s very easy to make a healthy smoothie bowl that is gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan! I’m going to share few of my favorite smoothie bowls with you for inspiration for your next breakfast.

blog-bowl-1The Colorful Bowl

 Ingredients:

 Acai

Bananas

Kiwi

Coconut shavings

Granola of choice

Chia seeds

        It’s easy to make these bowls as healthy as they are colorful. To get the bright purple color of this smoothie bowl you’ll want to blend Acai and bananas. Where can you find acai? In America we cant actually get these delicious berries fresh but you can buy pure organic puree from your local grocery store. Blend 1 serving of frozen pureed acai with 1 frozen banana. If it’s too thick for your liking, simply add ¼ cup of milk or yogurt. After you mix the actual smoothie you can add whatever you’d like on top. For this bowl, cut up 1 kiwi into 6 slices. Then add half a banana cut up into inch pieces. Then add some coconut shavings, chia seeds and granola. You’ll want to add at least 2 TBSP of chia seeds to get the energy many people eat them for. For the granola, I personally like to use a protein granola from Nature Valley. They have several options that are mixed with peanut butter, dark chocolate or even dried strawberries! This bowl is sure to keep you energized and full all morning!

 

 Looking for something more green? Look no further!

blog bowl 2.pngThe Green Bowl

Ingredients:

Kale

Spinach

Avocado

Banana

Raspberries

Kiwi

Chia Seeds

Mango

Pomegranate Seeds

       There are several ways to turn your smoothie green, but this is my personal favorite! Blend one avocado (refrigerated so it’s cold) with 1 cup of spinach, 1 cup of kale, and ½ frozen sliced banana. You can also add a tablespoon or two of honey to sweeten this one up. Once blended you will have a thick, dairy-free smoothie! Now for the toppings: cut up one whole Kiwi (doesn’t have to be as fancy as the picture) and add some raspberries. Cut up half of one mango into 1-inch squares and throw those on top too. Now add ¼ cup of pomegranate seeds and at least 2 tablespoons of chia seeds. This smoothie is great for getting your greens in and covering up the taste with sweet fruit! 

       These are just two of my favorite smoothies, but the possibilities are endless. Next time you’re at your grocery store think of all the things you could add to one of these bowls or to create a whole new one of your own!

 

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