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3 Ingredient Protein-Packed Smoothie Bowl


3 Ingredient Protein-Packed Smoothie Bowl

3 Ingredient Protein-Packed Smoothie Bowl


Creating Healthier Smoothie Bowls: A Delicious and Nutritious Recipe


Introduction: Smoothie bowls have become a popular breakfast choice for many health-conscious individuals. However, it's essential to be mindful of the ingredients you use to ensure your smoothie bowl is a genuinely nutritious start to your day.


Many store-bought smoothies are loaded with sugars and carbohydrates, which can lead to unwanted blood sugar spikes and potential fat storage if not burned as fuel. In this article, we'll explore how to make a healthier smoothie bowl at home, packed with protein, healthy fats, and delicious fruits, all while keeping those sugar levels in check.


What's Hiding In Your Favourite Smoothies? Let's take a peek:


You might think your morning smoothie is a great start to your day...sorry, but I'm here to burst that bubble.


Here are a few examples from your local supermarket/smoothie bar that absolutely blow a can of Coke out of the water:


The Apple Press Smoothie Tropical - 58g Carbohydrates (the equivalent of nearly 12 tsp of sugar worth of carbohydrates)

Meadowfresh Yoghurt Smoothie - 33g of Carbohydrates (the equivalent of around 8 tsp of sugar)

TANK Protein Nutriblast - 66.5g of Carbohydrates (equivalent to a whopping 14 tsp of sugar).



Sugary Smoothies


So, anyway - 3 Ingredient Protein-Packed Smoothie Bowl - let's get into it!


Note: You can totally add more fruit & water to make this drinkable from a glass!


Ingredients:

  • 150-200g Greek Yogurt

  • 100g Fresh or Frozen Berries of Your Choice (such as cherries and strawberries)

  • A handful of nuts or seeds

Optional but delicious:

  • 1/2 Unripe Banana (optional, for added thickness and sweetness)

  • Toppings: Cinnamon, Desiccated Coconut, Nuts, Seeds, Additional Fruit

  • Optional: Black Strap Molasses as a natural sweetener and for added flavour



3 Ingredient Protein-Packed Smoothie Bowl


Method:


Blend the Base:

  • Begin by mixing the Greek yoghurt and your chosen berries in a blender or NutriBullet. This combination provides a creamy and protein-rich base for your smoothie bowl.

  • If you prefer a thicker consistency, add half an unripe banana, or incorporate extra nuts, seeds, or nut butter. The banana not only enhances thickness but also adds natural sweetness.


Prepare Your Toppings:

  • While your smoothie base is blending, gather your toppings. The possibilities are endless, but some great choices include cinnamon, desiccated coconut, various nuts, seeds, and additional fruit slices.

  • Consider adding a drizzle of blackstrap molasses for a unique, chocolate-like sauce that not only adds sweetness but also offers various health benefits.


Adjust the Consistency:

  • Depending on your preference for thickness, you may want to place your smoothie bowl in the freezer for an hour or two. Stir it regularly to achieve your desired consistency.


Assemble and Decorate:

  • Once your smoothie bowl has reached the right thickness, remove it from the freezer and give it a stir.

  • Now, it's time to get creative! Arrange your chosen toppings on the smoothie bowl in any way you like. This is where you can let your artistic side shine.

  • You eat with your eyes and mindfully preparing food is all part of the enjoyment.


3 Ingredient Protein-Packed Smoothie Bowl
3 Ingredient Protein-Packed Smoothie Bowl


Why This Smoothie Bowl is a Great Choice:

This homemade smoothie bowl offers several advantages over store-bought options:

  1. Balanced Nutrients: Greek yoghurt provides a significant source of protein, while nuts and seeds contribute healthy fats. Fresh or frozen berries supply essential vitamins, antioxidants, and fibre.

  2. Control Over Ingredients: Making your smoothie bowl at home allows you to control the quality and quantity of ingredients, ensuring it's free from excessive sugars and unwanted additives.

  3. Blood Sugar Management: The combination of protein, fats, and fibre from whole fruits helps regulate blood sugar levels, preventing rapid spikes and crashes often associated with sugary smoothies.

  4. Customization: You have the freedom to personalise your smoothie bowl with your favourite toppings, making it a delightful and satisfying breakfast treat.


While smoothie bowls can sometimes be deceivingly high in sugar when purchased from cafes or takeout joints, making your own at home allows you to enjoy a healthier and equally delicious alternative.


This homemade smoothie bowl recipe is a guilt-free option that provides essential nutrients, balanced flavours, and a beautiful presentation.


By taking control of your ingredients and being mindful of your choices, you can start your day on a nutritious and delightful note. Enjoy your homemade smoothie bowl without worrying about unwanted sugar spikes!


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