Smoothies are a great way to get a ton of a nutrition into your diet, but sometimes it is fun to actually eat your food (rather than drink it). Who ever created the smoothie bowl was a pure genius, and obviously was sick of drinking their meals. Smoothie bowls are a thick (sorbet like texture) smoothie, topped with crunchy goodness and eaten with a spoon I love me some smoothies, so trying a smoothie bowl was an easy decision for me.
What you will need: Any smoothie recipe will work, you will just need to decrease the fluid content of the recipe so that the texture is a little thicker. You will also need a high speed blender that can handle frozen fruit concoctions.
Here is what I used:
3/4 cup almond milk
Handful of cilantro leaves (why cilantro? because it is an excellent source of antioxidants, Vitamin C and iron)
Juice and zest of 1 lemon (great source of vitamin C)
Quarter size piece of ginger (helps the lymphatic system and boosts immune function)
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I used my hemp protein powder)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Grab a spoon and dig in!