Summer is the perfect time to switch up your routine and try something new, and smoothie bowls are a great way to do just that! If you’re on Pinterest or any other form of social media, I’m sure you’ve seen them before; they seem to be popping up almost everywhere with their vibrant, rich colors and nutrient-packed ingredient lists. So what are they really all about?
Why are they so ‘trendy’? As you can probably assume, popularity spurred from the bowls’ photogenic qualities, but they’re remaining popular because of their versatility and nutritious make-up. There are so many options, you can add fruits or vegetables, have it for breakfast or lunch, and they can even be dessert oriented by using some peanut butter or unsweetened cocoa powder.
Who are these for? While the overwhelming majority of smoothie bowl enthusiasts are adults, they can most certainly be made kid friendly. Minor adjustments to any recipe can be made, such as smaller portions, or the addition of your child’s favorite ingredients. The dessert bowls also seem to catch kids’ eyes!
Finally, here’s a sample recipe for you to try out. It’s fruity and delicious, packed with quite a nutritious punch. This recipe serves two. All you have to do is combine the smoothie ingredients in a blender, and pulse until smooth. The toppings are just suggestions, pick and choose your favorites and let your creative side take over as you decorate. Don’t forget to post your smoothie bowl on twitter and tag me in it, I would love to see what you all come up with!
1 ½ frozen bananas
1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
½ cup strawberries
½ cup blueberries
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp acai powder (optional)
¼ cup almond milk
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