How to Make a Smoothie Bowl
It’s that time of year, we are all desperately holding out for warmer weather and sunny skies. It’s cold and snow is still covering many of our yards as we try to remember what they looked like when they were green. Well, hold out hope, friend! We are here with a quick and healthy recipe that will surely kick those wintertime blues. Introducing Salada’s Clean Green Smoothie Bowl. Refreshing, filling, healthy, GREEN. We already knew breakfast was the most important meal of the day, but this is one you just can’t afford to miss!
Are smoothie bowls healthy?
Smoothie bowls are a healthy substitute for sugary cereals and carb loaded breakfasts. The best part of a smoothie bowl is that you are in control of the ingredients. If there is something you want to throw in or take out, the power is in your hands. You can make the recipe fit your diet and easily adjust it to help push you one step closer to your goals. However, if you are not careful smoothie bowls can quickly turn into a dessert like treat if you aren’t conscious of everything going into it. This blended breakfast is a great way to practice those healthy habits and leave out the extra sugars and carbs.
Can a smoothie bowl be a meal?
Smoothie bowls can be packed with protein, nutrients and fiber and is a lot thicker than your typical smoothie. Some people eat smoothie bowls as a snack, but many treat smoothie bowls as a breakfast or sometimes even lunch. The most important thing whenever you are making a meal is that you are full and you are getting the nutrients you need to fuel your body for the day. Don’t skimp on the good stuff!
What is a smoothie bowl?
At this point you may be asking, “what’s a smoothie bowl anyway?” Smoothie bowls consist of a blended mixture that you can top with delicious ingredients. The biggest difference between a smoothie bowl and a smoothie is the thickness. We are swapping out your cup for a bowl and your straw with a spoon! There are a few key concepts that will take your smoothie bowl to the next level.
How to make a smoothie bowl thick
When it comes to smoothie bowls, consistency is KEY! You always want to start out with less liquid and add more as needed. It is way easier to add more liquid when it’s too thick rather than having to go back and add more solid ingredients. The trick is finding the right amount of smooth without getting too watery.
What’s in a smoothie bowl?
It’s very important to pay attention to the quality of ingredients you are putting into your blended mixture. We went with a non-dairy milk option as well as fresh fruits and veggies. As we said, you can be in control of your ingredients. Feel free to add an avocado, protein powder, kale or anything else clean and green that your heart desires!
What to put on top of a smoothie bowl
Now that you have the base ready it’s time for the fun part, toppings! We went with sliced kiwis, raspberries, coconut flakes and raw honey. Some other options could be, different types of berries, banana slices, chia seeds, granola... the options are endless! We just want to remind you to be mindful of the toppings you choose to keep this smoothie bowl as nourishing as possible without adding in too many unnecessary calories.
Finally, it’s time to enjoy with a cup of tea. We paired our bowl with Salada Cinnamon Hibiscus Tea. Starting the day with a cup of tea is a habit we refuse to break. It’s a great way to set yourself up for a healthy and productive day and this smoothie bowl/tea combo is the dynamic breakfast duo you didn’t know you needed.
Let’s get to the recipe!
For the base:
1 frozen banana
2 kiwis (1 to blend 1 to top)
Handful of spinach
Splash of almond milk
For the top:
- Add all ingredients to blender
- Blend until smooth but not watery
- Add blended mixture to bowl
- Top with favorite fruits and toppings
- Brew your cup of Salada Tea
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