Okay okay I know that I am slightly obsessed at the moment with smoothie bowls, but I can't help it, when its 90 degrees outside all I want is a cold delicious bowl of healthy goodness that tastes like it should be unhealthy, but isn't. In my mind it feels like I am eating ice cream at all hours of the day, no time is off limits. I can make banana "ice cream" smoothie bowls, cacoa bowls, vanilla bowls, mango bowls, and my favorite berry bowls...the list goes on and on.
So while some of you may wonder if I am eating anything but smoothie bowls at the moment I can assure you that I am, but we will save some of those delicious eats for another day (think lots of tacos), right now we are just going to stick to this amazing berry smoothie bowl.
This was one of those breakfasts that I sat and looked at for a two-three minutes before eating. I just was loving the vibrance of the smoothie and the way all of the toppings seemed to compliment each other. I always like to add a little bit of crunch and healthy fats (ie walnuts, almonds, nut butter, seeds, coconut oil, avocado) to my smoothie bowls to make them more enjoyable to eat, and ensure that I will stay satisfied (here is where the healthy fat comes in) until my next snack/meal.
This particular bowl had quite the array of ingredients that went so well together that I have to say I think this may have been my best smoothie bowl ever, heck I would even go as far to say that it is one of my favorite breakfasts ever. You can substitute the toppings I used with anything you like, but I chose these ingredients for specific purposes meant to provide me with a nourishing breakfast, that would keep me feeling full well into the early afternoon.
Berry Overload Smoothie Bowl + Toppings
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen blackberries
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 tsp acai powder
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1 cup spinach leaves
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3-4 ice cubes
- optional: a few drops of liquid stevia (if you like a sweeter taste)
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp matcha powder (make sure to really stir up your smoothie if you add this on top, otherwise the matcha flavor can be quite potent, you can also include it in your blender instead)
- 1 tsp gluten free raw oats
- 1 tsp slivered almond
- 1 tsp power seed blend
- Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a bowl, add toppings and enjoy with a spoon!
- Note: You may need to scrape down the sides a few times depending on the blender you have in order to blend everything well enough. If your smoothie is seeming to be a little too thick add a little water or coconut water (for more electrolytes) to thin it out some.