Why I stopped drinking smoothies – 4 recipes

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Why did I stop having my morning smoothie every day?
Well my friends, I’m going to be annoying and answer that question with another question…

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A SMOOTHIE BOWL!?

If you have, you would know that it’s like eating sweet and crunchy bowl of heaven.
If you haven’t, think about eating the best bowl of cereal of your life, except the milk is sweet, tastes like your favorite fruit and is super super nutrient dense, and the cereal is crunchy and delicious and has none of the processed garbage found in a lot of “healthy” supermarket cereals. After having a few good smoothie bowls, they became my new morning ritual. They are like smoothies on steroids.

Although I still love to sip a smoothie through a straw on mornings when I don’t have as much time (you can do so many things with a smoothie in hand #multitaskwin!), it’s great to change it up sometimes.

READ ON FOR 4 SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPES & WHY I LOVE THEM…

Here are a few reasons why I LURRRVV me a smoothie bowl:

  1. They are EXCITING if you’re scared of ‘boring’ health foods! – When you’re starting out eating healthy but find healthy foods boring or scary, smoothie bowls are a great way to spice things up. I was getting tired of having a smoothie in the winter time because it was cold, and that’s when my love for smoothie bowls was born.
  2. They are NUTRIENT dense! – You can pack so much god stuff into them. Get your daily dose of greens in before 9am by blending your favorite fruit with some spinach. Blend in your favorite supplement or health food powder.. You can also top the bowl with chia seeds, flax seeds, nuts, whole grains, berries etc to get a huge dose of healthy fats, protein, antioxidants … AND THIS IS ALL AT BREAKFAST TIME! You are fueling your body and setting yourself up for a win.
  3. They’re easy – blend, dump, sprinkle – I don’t mean that you should go number 2 in the middle of making your breakfast.. I mean that making a smoothie bowl is so easy. Blend you fav fruits and veggies, dump it in a bowl, and sprinkle it with exciting toppings! Blending with a Nutribullet also makes for really fast clean up. All you have to do is rinse the Nutribullet cup with water and leave it on the sink to dry.
  4. They are VERSATILE – You can make them whatever you want them to be! Add only your favorite fruits and veggies. Don’t add what you don’t like. Top with bananas and buckwheat or don’t top with bananas and buckwheat. It’s up to you. You’re the boss.

So with that said, here are some of my favorite, easy smoothie bowl recipes!

PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME!PBJ

This smoothie is inspired by my boyfriend. He is obsessed with PB2 (peanut butter powder! It’s great becuase it has far less fat than peanut butter) and piles it on his smoothies. One time I tasted it and it reminded me of PB&J so I came up with this recipe!

Blend in a Nutribullet or blender:

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • a few fresh strawberries
  • 1 large chopped pear
  • 1/3 cup of water, coconut water, or juice (or more if needed)

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  • 1 tbsp of PB2 powder mixed with 1 tbsp of water to make a paste OR natiw5qJNbwNFx-B-ZxO39gu0_r80ddMlZEY1Zene-M90Iural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp of chia jelly! This is made with chia seeds and berries. I posted a full recipe a few weeks ago here.
  • Coconut flakes and your favorite nuts

 

TIP: Don’t add too much liquid all at once to your smoothie bowls! You dont want them to be soup! You want it to still be thick so you are able to eat it with a spoon.

GET YOUR GREENS!Photo 28-12-2015, 12 40 58 PM

The most satisfying thing is getting a good percentage of your daily intake of greens before you’ve even left the house in the morning! That is why I have a green smoothie bowl almost every day. Here’s my favorite recipe:

Blend in a Nutribullet or blender:

  • 60g of fresh baby spinach
  • 1 small-medium cucumber
  • 1 1/2 frozen banana (fresh banans is good too but won’t make it as thick)
  • 1 fresh or frozen mango OR 1 pear if it’s not mango season
  • The juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup water or coconut water (or more if needed)
  • optional: 2 tsp of lucuma powder or 2 tsp maca powder (maca adds a great malty taste to smoothies and has great benefits to hormonal system, has all essential amino acids and it great for energy!)

Top with:

  • Loving earth activated buckinis (these are super crunchy like cereal, but you can also opt for regular buckwheat. The texture is just a little different)
  • Your favorite berries for lots of antioxidants!
  • Chia seeds

 

BANANA ICECREAM DREAM!Photo 28-09-2015, 1 52 56 PM (1)

There’s nothing greater than banana icecream. This smoothie bowl is perfect for weekends when you want a tasty treat breakfast… but it’s still super healthy and so good for you!

Blend in a Nutribullet or blender:

  • 2 1/2 large frozen bananas (or more for a bigger bowl!)
  • 1 tbsp of your favorite nut butter
  • 1 tsp Coconut Magic Coconut sugar
  • Some vanilla powder or vanilla essence
  • Optional: 1 tsp of  maca powder  for energy and nutrients
    If you want a chocolate icecream bowl: ADD 1/2 TBSP CACAO POWDER!

Top with:

  • Loving earth activated buckinis (these are super crunchy like cereal, but you can also opt for regular buckwheat. The texture is just a little different)
  • Coconut Magic Coconut flakes
  • Your favorite berries for lots of antioxidants!

 

CHERRY DELIGHTPhoto 14-12-2015, 9 41 33 AM (2)

This is my tribute to stone fruits! We all love mangos, peaches and cherries. Imagine if they were all combined in 1 smoothie!!!! YES PLEASE!

Blend in a Nutribullet or blender:

  • 1 Mango
  • 10 pitted cherries
  • 1 large or 2 regular yellow flesh peaches
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries or frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup coconut water or regular water

Top with:

  • More cherries or slices of mango or peach
  • Coconut Magic coconut flakes
  • Flaked almonds for crunch
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A variation of this recipe with bananas and cranberries instead of cherries

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