Ever thought about spicing up your morning smoothie?
Here’s a great option: Smoothie Bowls!
When making your smoothies, add less water/milk for a thicker consistency. Scoop it out of the blender, spread into a bowl, and add some nutritious toppings! This way you can add more protein and fiber to your breakfast all in your smoothie. This option is also wonderful as an ice-cream alternate!
For toppings, anything goes that will pair with your smoothie. Add granola for an added crunch and a sweetener of your choice. For smoothies with strawberries or bananas, try dark chocolate chips, peanut butter, or almond butter on top. For smoothies with mango, a little chili spice / tajin will completely change the flavor.
Here are some of my favorites:
⁃ Toasted Oats
⁃ Flax/Chia/Hemp seeds
⁃ Shredded Unsweetened coconut
⁃ Dark chocolate chips
⁃ Fresh chopped fruit
⁃ Honey/Agave drizzle (for added sweetness)
Easy Meal Prep Smoothie Recipe:
⁃ 1c frozen fruit (lowest sugar option: berry mixes)
⁃ 1-2c chopped spinach or kale
Place fruit and veggies into serving size freezer ziploc bags for single-use smoothie portions.
Options to add while blending:
⁃ Protein powder (of your choice)
⁃ Milk or Plant Milk
⁃ Flax/Chia/Hemp seeds for added fiber
Additional Breakfast Items to Pair with a Smoothie:
Remember to opt for a higher intake of starches and sugars in the morning relative to night. Give yourself the extra hours of metabolism time and fuel your body for the day!
- Hard-boiled egg (with seasoning)
- Ezekiel Toast
- Overnight Oats
- Protein Oatmeal