I promise I don’t always eat cupcakes and cookies all the time. I really do try and eat very healthy during the week and save my desserts for splurges on the weekend. In fact, I typically eat some variation of a smoothie for breakfast every morning. They’re filling and packed with super foods to get my day started.
So with the New Year, I decided to switch it up a bit and eat my smoothies with a bowl rather than slurp it from the cup. Now, this may be a bit of a change because I will have to manage my time better in the morning. I guess eating your breakfast from a bowl no longer allows me to chug my shake in the car on the way to work. Time management and smoothie bowls. Both great New Year’s Resolutions.
I love scooping this up with a spoon because it’s super smooth and creamy with so many crunchy possibilities to add on top. It is so light, but keeps me full all the way until lunch. It’s my post workout, pre-work little piece of heaven. And I feel so good when I eat it! It’s packed with healthy ingredients
I was first introduced to smoothie bowls when I moved to Columbus and went to Alchemy for the first time. I ordered the Blueberry Acai Almond Bowl and fell in L-O-V-E. If you live in the Columbus area and haven’t ventured to this juice bar I highly recommend it. It’s operated by the wonderful and talented Hummusapien and she is a genius when it comes to smoothies bowls.
Don’t feel the need to stick with the topping I used. I love the sweetness from the chocolate and the crunch from the muesli, but feel free to add anything you want, like extra berries or chopped nuts. If you feel so inclined you can even add some vanilla protein to this to fulfill some serious macros. I used Buff Bake Almond Butter from MixtNutrition in this recipe for a little added protein.
- 1 1/2 cups frozen berry mixture
- 3 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 banana divided in half
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1/8 cup chia seeds optional
- 1/8 cup muesli optional
- 1/8 cup dark chocolate chips optional
Add the berries, almond butter, half of the banana, coconut flakes and almond milk to the blender. Pulse until smooth. Mixture will be thick. Spoon into large bowl and top with slices of other half of banana, dark chocolate chips, muesli, additional coconut and chia seeds.