My Favorite Smoothie Bowls this Summer

Smoothie Bowls seem to be quite the thing right now, and I have to say I am becoming a big fan! I have always loved smoothies, especially for the sweet way you can eat vegetables. But, with smoothie bowls I love that I can add toppings and eat it with a spoon. It almost feels like I am having more than a drink, and it almost seems like desert! I am still always experimenting with smoothie combos and different toppings, but here are some of my favorites so far!

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Strawberry Banana

4 strawberries, 1/2 a banana, 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder, a handful of spinach, a spoonful of lactose free vanilla yogurt. Topped with: other 1/2 a banana, pecans, and chia seeds

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Pineapple Banana

2/3 cup pineapple, 1/2 a banana, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, a spoonful of lactose free vanilla yogurt. Toppings: unsweetened coconut, 1/2 a banana, and chia seeds.

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Mixed Berry

3 strawberries, 1/8 cup raspberries, 1/8 cup blueberries, 1/2 scoop protein powder, spoonful of vanilla lactose free yogurt. Toppings: A strawberry, blueberries, chia seeds, unsweetened coconut.

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Pineapple Raspberry

1/2 cup of pineapple, 1/2 cup of raspberries, 1/2 scoop of protein powder, 1/2 a banana, scoop of lactose free vanilla yogurt. Topped with: chia seeds, 1/2 a banana, raspberries, and unsweetened coconut.

 

Some Tips:

Always include a base. For mine it seems to be 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder and a spoonful of lactose free vanilla yogurt. I did find though that mixing the yogurt in with the smoothie in the bowl after the smoothie had been blended made for a thicker consistency which I really liked. You can always add spinach to the base to get more nutrients and get your vegetables in. You can’t even taste some spinach with the flavor of fruit in the smoothie. Then from your base you can add any fruit combination you like.

Some of my favorite toppings are: The fruit from the smoothie, pecans, almonds, other nuts, chia seeds, unsweetened coconut, granola, and anything else you can think of that might be good!

Alecia

Do you have any good ideas for some different smoothie bowls? Or other toppings?

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