One of my favorite recipes yet…I’ve been seeing lots of Smoothie Bowls on my Instagram feed lately so I wanted to give it a try myself. Basically, it is a thicker, more substantial smoothie so it’s more like eating a bowl soft serve with healthy toppings.
When I started researching recipes you would be shocked at how many grams of sugar and carbs can be hidden in some of these bowls. So I ended up creating my own recipe that is just as tasty & satisfying without a crazy amount of sugar hidden in it.
Here’s how I made it…
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- One scoop of avocado (pictured below)
- 1 banana
- 4-5 strawberries
- 6 almonds (or almond butter)
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
- a sprinkle of chia seeds
- toasted coconut chips*** the best part! I recommend it. You can get these at Kroger or any health food store. Just about anywhere!
1. First, pour in a cup of almond milk and half a cup of plain (Chobani) greek yogurt.
2. Then, add 2 big handfuls of spinach and a spoonful of a ripened avocado. (1/8th of the avocado if you want to get specific!) The avocado helps to make the whole concoction super creamy. *Pictured below
3. Next, toss in one banana and a few strawberries. I don’t like to put too many different types of fruit in any of my smoothie recipes because the sugars can add up quick. I try to limit my sugar intake, but if you don’t need to then I would suggest even tossing in some fresh or frozen peaches : )
4. Lastly, I put in six whole almonds and a few drops of liquid stevia (or any sweetener of choice)–This is highly recommended because the plain greek yogurt can be a little tart by itself.* I would suggest sweetening it to your own liking though!
5. Add a large scoop of ice and blend away. This recipe basically makes two servings because I like to add a lot of ice to get it pretty thick. The thicker the consistency the easier it is to decorate it with lots of fun toppings. If it is too soupy, then all of your toppings will sink to the bottom : /
*You can always store any leftovers in the freezer to have for breakfast or snack the next day.
6. Pour your smoothie into a bowl, sprinkle with chia seeds, blueberries, strawberries, and you HAVE to try these toasted coconut pieces. Really the possibilities are endless…you can top it with any fruit, granola, crunched up cereal, rolled oats…get crazy with it.
This is the first recipe I whipped up and I have made one almost everyday since Wednesday–it keeps me so full too!! However, I am going to keep playing with different recipes so there is more where this came from. Hope you like it! Enjoy!