With the New Year starting, oftentimes our minds are on making good changes for our health. I have been trying to eat healthier and lose a little weight along the way.
One thing I have been eating in the mornings is a smoothie bowl. Yum.
Why a smoothie bowl? You ask. Why not just drink a smoothie?
I like smoothie bowls mainly because of the texture you can add to them. By adding various things to your blended beverage, there is crunch and solidity, and it's just nice to have a little variety.
You can look online for all sorts of intricate smoothies, made with specialty items you may not always have around the house.
Here, though, I will show you the basic gist of a smoothie bowl so you can get started, and then you can expand your knowledge and practice.
The two main steps to making a smoothie bowl are:
1. Make a thick smoothie.
2. Top with all sorts of goodies.
You can make a fruity smoothie or a more savory smoothie:
*You can alter these amounts based on your preferences, but this is a start.
1/2 banana, frozen (In my mind, frozen bananas always make the best smoothies!)
1/2 cup frozen berries of your choice
about 1/2 - 1 cup milk, almond milk, etc. (keep on hand in case you need to add more)
You can also add extras like: protein powder, peanut butter, and greens if you'd like
Top with: granola, coconut, seeds, nuts, fresh or frozen fruit... whatever you like!
Peanut Butter Banana
1 frozen banana
about 1 cup milk or almond milk
2 T peanut butter
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
Again, top with your favorite toppings!
Have you had a smoothie bowl? What is your favorite?