This healthy, 5 minute smoothie bowl is perfect for those on a gluten free, dairy free or grain free diet. It features different textures, layers of flavors and colors and it’s meant to be enjoyed like a complete meal (I love it as a breakfast)!
This smoothie bowl is packed with wholesome ingredients, fibers and healthy fats and it provides sustained energy to keep you full throughout the day as it follows the principles listed in my guide “How to Make Smoothies that Keep You Full”.
Preparing “smoothie bowls” instead of regular smoothies allows you to transform them into complete meals with the simple addition of a few blend-in ingredients and toppings.
It takes about 5 minutes to put together this 5 Minute Smoothie Bowl (duh!) and you can customize the recipe to your preference and experiment with a different blend every time. Just make sure you always stick to the most nutritious ingredients like avocado, seeds, coconut yogurt and a good source of proteins!
The ingredients I would always stick to as a base are banana (for creamy texture) and berries, which are high in fiber (a very important nutrient for the health of your digestive system) and are loaded with antioxidants that help fight inflammation.
Berries are also some of the lowest-calorie fruits around and they are rich in several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C and manganese. Did you know that just one cup of strawberries contains an entire day’s worth of heart-healthy vitamin C? I love delicious food that’s also good for you!
For the granola, I either buy a grain free, low sugar brand (like Seven Sundays or Julian Bakery) or make my own following this grain free granola recipe or this one for dark chocolate granola.
Other fun toppings for a nutrient dense post work out meal could be hemp seeds, crushed pecans, chia seeds and walnuts! What are your favorites?
Healthy 5 Minute Smoothie Bowl
For the Smoothie:
- 1 1/2 frozen Bananas
- 1 cup frozen Blueberries
- 1/2 ripe Avocado
- 1 tbsp Flax Seeds
- 1/2 cup Coconut Water
- 1/2 cup full fat Coconut Yogurt
- 2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
- 6 Ice Cubes
For the Toppings:
- 4 tbsp healthy Granola see notes in the post
- 2 tbsp Coconut Flakes
- 1 tbsp 90% Dark Chocolate Chips
- 2 tbsp Organic Nut Butter of choice
- Add all smoothie ingredients in a high speed blender and mix until smooth. If too thick, add a few ice cubes or more coconut water.
- Pour the smoothie into a bowl and sprinkle the toppings all over it.
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