Smoothie in a Bowl: Endless Possibilities
If you like to eat your breakfast with a spoon (as opposed to drinking it through a straw), what better way to start your day than with this cool, nutrient-rich breakfast? Smoothie bowls have endless possibilities depending on your taste preferences. All you need is a good blender, a bowl and spoon, and your ingredients and toppings of choice.
In a blender, combine:
- ½ – 1 cup frozen fruit: Try frozen mixed berries, mangos, cherries, or another frozen fruit favorite.
- Fresh fruits or vegetables: You might consider ½ to 1 whole fresh banana. The banana adds a nice creaminess to your smoothie bowl. The riper the banana, the sweeter it will be. Or try adding a handful of kale or baby spinach, some roasted beets or fresh peaches.
- ¼ – ½ cup milk plus ½ – 1 cup vanilla Greek-style yogurt – OR – ½ to 1 cup kefir
- Other ingredients of your choosing: Perhaps 1 Tablespoon chia sees, a spoonful of nut butter, a sprinkle of flaxseeds or a scoop of whey protein powder.
Blend until smooth and creamy and pour in a bowl. Play around with the amount of milk/yogurt or kefir, keeping in mind that the thicker the smoothie, the easier it is to eat with a spoon.
A smoothie bowl is not complete without the toppings. Try fresh or dried fruit, a sprinkle of granola, nuts, chia seeds, ground flaxseed, unsweetened shredded coconut, crushed graham crackers or a few chocolate chips. Let your creativity inspire you!
Berry Beet Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- ½ of a banana
- 2 cooked beets
- ½ cup raspberry kefir
Place frozen berries, banana, beets and kefir in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour in a serving bowl. Garnish with toppings of choice.
Tropical Mango Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup frozen mango
- ½ of a banana
- ½ cup low-fat vanilla Greek-style yogurt
- ¼ cup low-fat milk (more if you prefer a thinner consistency)
- 1 tsp flaxseeds
Place frozen mango, banana, yogurt, milk and flaxseeds in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour in a serving bowl. Garnish with toppings of choice.