By Whitney Vau
The days are getting hotter, which means it is the perfect time for smoothie bowls!
I have perfected the smoothie bowl this summer and I’m really excited to share my extra delicious and nutritious recipe with you. These bowls can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner and they are fast, easy and inexpensive to make.
I don’t know about you, but the summer heat really affects my appetite. There’s a lot of days that I don’t want to eat as much or I stay away from really heavy and hot meals that would be more appetizing during the winter months. Smoothie bowls are a light and refreshing alternative!
I recently tried the Strawberry Meal Replacement from WA and let me just tell you that it is now my fav meal replacement flavor! It works incredibly well in these smoothie bowls I’ve been whipping up. Adding the meal replacement to a smoothie bowl provides me with a good balance of macronutrients (think fuel for your body), it is also helping me get my daily fiber intake and aids with my digestion. It also works wonderfully for me living an active lifestyle/exercising regularly and helping me build and retain muscle.
I incorporate these bowls into my meals weekly because they are so yummy. I almost feel guilty eating them like I’m having dessert for my lunch or dinner.
There are so many variations to smoothie bowls and I like that you can be creative with how you prepare them! With so many different toppings that can be incorporated I recommend you do some experimenting to see what you like best.
- WA Strawberry meal replacement
- WA greens
- Ripe banana
- Frozen bag of mixed berries
- Fresh berries for topping
- Local honey
- Superseed blend
- Cocoa nibs
Blend 1 cup frozen mixed berries and 1 half of a ripe banana. Getting the consistency down for the smoothie part takes some practice. I have found that starting with frozen fruit is best, but adding in the ripe banana part helps it to blend better. I usually add a little water and blend until the consistency is like a sorbet. I add a scoop of WA Strawberry meal replacement and a scoop of WA greens.
I spoon out the smoothie mixture into a bowl and then the fun part begins! I slice up bananas or strawberries, raspberries or add blueberries. I add gluten free granola and drizzle with honey. I also add cocoa nibs and a superseed blend (mine has ground flax, chia and flax).
I can’t wait for you to try out this recipe. Incorporating some smoothie bowls into your summer is going to be a game changer.