Smoothie bowls have taken the health and fitness world by storm, and for good reason. Not only are these refreshing treats eye-catching, but they can also translate the weight loss benefits of a healthy smoothie into substantial, anytime meal option.
And they are exactly what they sound like: smoothies made with less liquid, so you can dig into them with a spoon. Because smoothie bowls are served in a bowl (duh) instead of sipped through a straw, you can add as many of your favorite healthy toppings as you’d like. (We’d recommend sticking to nutrient-dense ingredients like healthy fats and crunchy granola.) This fruit-based bowl is packed with nutrients, fiber, protein, and a dose of healthy fats due to powerhouse ingredients including banana, fresh berries, Greek yogurt, pumpkin seeds, almonds, and flaxseed. This tasty delight could easily pass as dessert, but it won’t sabotage your diet (as long as you keep portion size under control).
Ditch the straw and watch this gorgeous and delicious smoothie bowl come together in just minutes.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
1 whole banana
3/4 cup frozen cherries
1 Tbsp hemp seeds
6 fresh raspberries
6 fresh blackberries
1/4 cup almond milk
2 Tbsp plain nonfat Greek yogurt
HOW TO MAKE IT
Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 2 minutes or until smooth (note: this may take longer if your blender isn’t very strong). Scrape down the sides of the blender, as needed.
Pour into a bowl and add garnishes (suggested amounts listed below). Enjoy!
Nutrition: 439 calories, 16 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 84 mg sodium, 66 g carbs, 15 g fiber, 35 g sugar, 13 g protein (calculated with the following garnishes: 1 tbsp flaxseed, 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds, ⅛ cup tiger nuts, 1 ounce pomegranate seeds, ⅛ cup raspberries, ⅛ cup blackberries, and 1 ounce sliced almonds)