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.