6 Simple Smoothie Bowl Recipes that are Healthy and Delicious

July 22, 2017

 

I don't know what it is about eating something, cold and creamy from bowl with a spoon. While many of us wish we could eat ice cream 3 times a day, that isn't the most well balanced eating pattern.   

 

Smoothie Bowls, that is the answer! They are cold, they are creamy, and actually nourishing! While I still don't recommend you eat 3 a day, you might be interested in making room for 1 in your day :). That's why I've collected 6 of my favorite smoothie bowl recipes to try out. 

 

PS. I add protein powder to all of my smoothies and you totally don't have to if that's not your thing! Here are some real food proteins you can add. However, I cannot promise they will taste as good!

 

Instead of 1 scoop of protein powder (18-25 grams) try...

Cottage Cheese:

1/2 cup low-sodium, low fat cottage cheese : 14 grams

3/4 cup low-sodium, low fat cottage cheese : 21 grams

 

Yogurt:

1/2 cup plain, low fat greek yogurt : 12 grams

1 cup plain, low fat greek yogurt: 24 grams

1 7-oz. container plain, full fat greek yogurt: 18 grams

1 cup plain, full fat greek yogurt: 20 grams

1 cup vanilla, nonfat greek yogurt or skyr: 24 grams

 

Pasteurized Egg Whites

3 Tbsp pasteurized liquid egg whites : 5 grams

Pasteurized egg whites are safe to eat uncooked. Regular eggs / egg whites are unsafe and increase your risk of getting a food borne illness.

 

Silken Tofu

1 slice or 84 grams silken tofu : 6 grams

100 grams of silken tofu: 7 grams

 

Peanut butter

2 Tbsp : 7 grams

 

This is a just a quick list of foods with proteins you can add in place of protein powder. It's by no means exhaustive! Anywhoo, let's get to the smoothies!

 

1) Triple Berry Smoothie Bowl
w Hemp seeds, fresh blueberries, fresh strawberries

 

Blend base ingredients in a strong blender:
1/2 cup wild blueberries

6 frozen strawberries

3-4 fresh blackberries

3-4 ice cubes (The halfmoon shaped ones no the square ones)

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup water

Vanilla protein powder

 

Add Toppings:
1 1/2 Tbsp hemp seeds
1/4 cup blueberries, placed individually in a line

2 strawberries sliced thin from top to bottom and placed in a line

 

 

2) Basic Smoothie 

w Fresh blueberries, pistachios, macadamia nuts

 

Blend base ingredients together:

7-8 half-moon shaped ice cubes

1 cup frozen whole strawberries

1 cup fresh spinach

Vanilla protein

1 1/2 cups water

 

Add toppings:

Blueberries

Macadamia Nuts

Pistachios

 

 

3) Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Smoothie Bowl

 

Blend Base Ingredients:

10 half moon ice cubes 

1/2 frozen banana

1 1/2 Tbsp dark baking cocoa

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup water if needed

Chocolate Protein Powder

 

Add topping:

Peanut butter drizzle- to do this Place 1 tbsp peanut butter in a small zip-loc bag. If it's from the fridge, squeeze it up to soften. Cut a small hole in the corner and squeeze out the peanut butter in a fun pattern.

 

 

4) Complete Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

 

w all the toppings: oats, hemp seeds, frozen wild blueberries, peanut butter

Blend base ingredients together:

7 half moon ice cubes

1 cup spinach

1 cup blueberries, frozen

Vanilla protein powder

1 cup water + 1/2 cup almond milk

 

Add Toppings:

1 tbsp hemp seeds

1 tbsp oats

1 tbsp frozen blueberries

1/2 tbsp peanut butter

 

I call this the "complete" smoothie bowl because it has all the food groups we need to stay healthy & happy! Fruits, Veggies, Whole grains, Lean Proteins (hemp seeds, whey protein) and healthy fats (peanut butter).

 

 

5) Basically Green Smoothie Bowl

w hemp seed topping

 

Blend Base Ingredients:

7 half moon ice cubes

1-2 cups spinach

1/2 cucumber, peeled

1/4 cup frozen peas

Vanilla protein

1 cup pea protein milk + 1/2 cup water 

 

Add toppings:

Hemp seeds to your liking :)!

 

6) Health Warrior Smoothie Bowl

 

Blend Base ingredients:

Same as the complete blueberry smoothie bowl in recipe 4.

 

Add toppings:

1 tbsp oats

1 tbsp nuts (almonds and pistachios)

1/2 - 3/4 chopped Mango Chia Seed Bar by Health Warrior!!*

 

 

That's it for this smoothie round up! Hope you like the flavor combos, as you can se I use a lot of the same ingredients because these are my staples but I am ALWAYS trying other combos that are just not pictured here. 

 

I do not provide nutrition facts but if you want them, send me a direct message or email on IG @monicasalafia.rdn 
mindonnutrition@gmail.com

 

*Health Warrior & Chia Seed Lovers! I recently joined Health Warrior Ambassador Program & I received free product from them to try myself and GIVEAWAY to you!! I also have a code to share with you! Use the code monicasalafia.rdn30  for a 30% discount on anything from healthwarrior.com ! 

 

that's like getting a full box fo free!! 

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