If you've been perusing social media lately, you've probably seen a lot of pictures of smoothie bowls being shared. These colorful bowls have become the breakfast du jour and for good reason -- they're absolutely delicious. Interested in mixing up your morning routine?
Smoothie Bowl Basics
Making a smoothie bowl isn't complicated. What you're doing is first blending a smoothie as you normally would as a base. After that, you pour it into a bowl and top with fresh fruits, nuts, grains and any other ingredients that suit you.
While the process is easy, the tricky part is making sure you keep the nutrition of your smoothie bowl balanced. What we love about smoothie bowls (and smoothies in general) is they allow you to benefit from all the fiber found in fresh fruits and vegetables that is lost when juicing them. This fiber will keep you energized until lunchtime so you can remain alert and productive. They also provide plenty of vitamins and minerals to support the entire body. However, the most important thing to consider is sugar, which is high in fresh fruits. While the fiber found in fruit helps the body digest this sugar, making sure your bowl is balanced with protein and, if you can, some good fats is a smart way to go so your breakfast isn't comparable to dessert.
Our Favorite Ingredients
Just what ingredients should be in your smoothie bowl? When stocking up, we recommend keeping these items in your fridge and pantry:
Once you make the base for the smoothie bowl, it's time for the fun part: toppings. These ingredients are great to have on hand to come up with new combinations:
Super Smoothie Bowl Boosters
When make the base for your smoothie bowl, fresh produce is the way to go, but you can add a little something extra to make it even more nutritious. These are our favorite options for boosting the nutritional value of your smoothie bowl even more:
Try making a smoothie bowl for breakfast and unleash your inner culinary creativity. Share it with us on Instagram and Twitter. Use #evitamins!