Looking to change-up your morning smoothie routine? Try a smoothie bowl. Packed full of all the good stuff your body craves, smoothie bowls combine the best of both worlds. The refreshing and delicious smoothie you know and love with the satisfying textures to chew and crunch. Toppings like coconut, nuts, and fruit, fill you up and help you feel satisfied. The bonus? Added fiber from whole fruits and nuts can slow down digestion decreasing spikes in blood sugar. And the great thing about this time of year? You can find wonderful fresh spinach or kale at the farmers market or even your own garden!
Start with a favorite smoothie and just add on! Gluten or dairy free? No Problem. Paleo? Easily done. Below is our basic recipe including substitutions and a few topping ideas. Give it a go, it is hard to wrong with a smoothie bowl.
Basic smoothie recipe:
1 cup flax milk (substitute soy, almond, cashew, and if not dairy free milk)
2 cups organic blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 handful of fresh spinach or kale washed and large stems removed (Optional! spinach and kale can make smoothies less berry colored—but add a whole lotta nutrients and flavor so experiment with the ratio that works for you)
1 handful of organic strawberries, raspberries, black raspberries if you have them
a cup of ice (not needed if berries are frozen)
Combine in your blender. Then serve up in bowls and top with:
Greek whole milk or Cashew plain yogurt, walnuts, gluten free granola, more fresh berries, raisins, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, slivered almonds, you name it. If sweetener is needed drizzle with a local maple syrup or honey.