Spring is the perfect season to refresh our diets! The weather is warmer, the flowers are blooming, and Summer is approaching. One great, tasty, refreshing treat that will help you stay on track with your fitness goals is smoothie bowls!
Smoothie bowls are a trendy and convenient way to consume nutrient-dense ingredients that will provide your body with energy and support your overall well-being – all while satisfying your taste buds! In this article, we'll be showing you how to make a healthy, thick smoothie bowl that will leave you refreshed and satisfied this Spring!
Tips to help get you started
Follow these tips if you want to ensure you make the best, thick smoothie bowl that is refreshing and will hit your macros...
Choose a good base
The base of your bowl is the foundation of your creation. Choosing ingredients that will blend well and complement the other flavors you're adding is essential.
A few examples of good bases for your bowl are dairy-free milk, coconut water, orange juice, and pineapple juice. These are just a few examples of bases you can add to your bowl. Just remember to make a thick smoothie bowl, don't overdo the liquid. You'll be adding tons of fruits and veggies, so about a cup of liquid is best for blending everything smoothly while keeping it thick!
You can use dairy or non-dairy milk, coconut water, fruit juice, or even plain water. You can also add a scoop of protein powder, yogurt, or silken tofu to make your smoothie bowl more filling and satisfying.
Consider adding protein to your base
Liquid isn't the only thing you can add to your base! If you want to spruce up your bowl for your muscle-building goals add some protein. You can add a scoop of protein powder is a great way to add 20-30 grams of protein into your bowl. However, if your protein powder doesn't complement the flavors in your bowl, you can add other protein-packed foods. Other great options include yogurt and silken tofu! They'll add a good boost of protein to make it more filling, satisfying, and creamy.
Choose frozen fruits
What makes a smoothie bowl so great is the fruit, and Spring is the perfect time to experiment with seasonal fruits like strawberries, raspberries, mango, and pineapple. You can use fresh fruits, but to make a thick smoothie bowl we highly suggest going with frozen fruits! Frozen fruit will make your smoothie bowl thicker and creamier, while fresh fruit will give it a lighter texture. So, it just depends on what type of texture you prefer.
Instead of choosing just one, we suggest using a variety of fruits to make your bowl more colorful and flavorful.
Don't forget to add your greens
Don't just focus on fruits, add some greens to help increase your daily intake of vitamins, minerals, and fiber! Spinach, kale, and collard greens are great choices for smoothie bowls. They're mild in flavor and blend well with other ingredients. You can also use herbs like parsley, mint, or basil to add a fresh and vibrant taste to your smoothie bowl.
If you want to add even more nutrients to your bowl, we suggest adding a super greens powder. The benefits of adding super greens powder to your bowl are getting more micronutrients and even probiotics in there which will help naturally boost your energy levels, immune support, and gut health!
Add some healthy fats
Healthy fats are essential for a balanced diet and will make your smoothie bowl more filling and satisfying. You can add nuts like almonds, cashews, walnuts, or seeds like chia, flax, or hemp. You can also add avocado, coconut oil, or nut butter to make your smoothie bowl creamier and richer.
Use a food processor
The key to a great smoothie bowl is blending it nicely and smoothly. To achieve a smooth and creamy consistency we highly suggest using a food processor instead of a blender.
A good, high-quality blender could get the job done, but not as quickly or as well. On the other hand, a food processor blends the frozen fruit and veggies evenly and well without you having to do too much mixing around. However, this is just a matter of preference so if you only have a blender that'll work just fine! It might just take some additional mixing and time.
Add nutrient-dense toppings
Once you've added all your ingredients, blended them together, and poured your smoothie bowl into a bowl, then it's time to top it with your favorite toppings! We suggest using healthy toppings that will add even more nutrients to your bowl.
You can add fresh fruit, granola, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, or even a drizzle of peanut butter. Choose toppings that will add texture, flavor, and nutrition to your bowl.
Spring smoothie bowl recipe to get you started
The tips above will help get you started on the right track, but if you need some inspiration, here's a Spring Smoothie Bowl Recipe you can start with...
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1 scoop of 373 Lab Super Greens
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- Fresh strawberries
- Shredded coconut
- Chia seeds
- Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour the smoothie into a bowl and add your toppings.
- Enjoy your delicious and nutritious spring smoothie bowl!
Create the perfect, refreshing smoothie bowl this Spring and Summer!
Smoothie bowls are a fantastic way to start your day or to enjoy as a refreshing snack. With the right ingredients, you can make a delicious and nutritious smoothie bowl that will provide you with the energy and nutrients you need to tackle your day. Experiment with different flavors and ingredients to find your perfect spring smoothie bowl!
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Our Super Greens blend is packed with vegetables, fruits, grass, algae, antioxidants, fiber, probiotics, and prebiotics to help boost the immune system, digestion, energy, and training performance! Plus, it tastes great with only water and makes for the perfect addition to your smoothies and bowls.
Just one scoop a day will help you feel refreshed, renewed, and energized – and give your gut health the boost it needs!
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