My Smoothie Bowl Essentials
Smoothie bowls (or just smoothies in general) are one of my favourite things. I love the endless possibilities of flavour combinations & how I can create smoothies that satisfy my sweet tooth!
When I create my smoothie bowls, I always try and incorporate a mix of healthy fats, protein and complex carbohydrates. This combination is optimal for me because I am active everyday. I need the energy to make it through an eight-hour workday & hour workout.
I want to share some of my smoothie bowl essentials - that is, what I use almost every time I make this delicious meal.
F R O Z E N B A N A N A
Acts as a thickening agent.
Provides the body with potassium, electrolytes & other nutrients, vitamins & minerals.
Restores healthy Blood Glucose level.
V E G A N P R O T E I N
Alternative to whey protein & great for those who have a dairy intolerance / are dairy free.
Provides the body with plant-based protein & essential amino acids.
Less-processed & rich in vitamins & minerals.
A L M O N D / C A S H E W M I L K
Ideal for those who are lactose intolerant / dairy free.
Low in fat & contains no cholesterol.
Is good for your skin, organs & muscles.
C H I A S E E D S
Chia seeds turn into a gel & magnify the taste of what they are added to.
Vegan & gluten-free.
High in fiber, antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids & protein.
G R A N O L A
Oats are filled with fiber & keeps you feeling full longer.
Incorporate nuts & seeds for healthy, unsaturated fats.
Can boost energy & cognitive function.
* Here’s a T I P - always read the ingredients / label. Know exactly what is going into the food you eat. Be cautious of the sugar & sodium content. Avoid granola with the words “agave, coconut sugar, brown rice syrup, or maple” to avoid added sugar.
* In my opinion, the sugar content on the nutritional label should come entirely from dried fruit (no added sugar).
N U T B U T T E R
Packed with protein & keeps you full longer.
Poly & monounsaturated fats.
Contains fiber that regulates the digestion system.
T I P S:
If I am craving something sweet, I will add raw cocoa powder to give my smoothie bowl a chocolate kick. It combats my craving while providing my body with healthy antioxidants. It’s a win-win.