Smoothie bowls are a great way to get more nutrients into your diet and have a pretty, filling breakfast you can be proud of. I absolutely love smoothies and smoothie bowls. You can add all kinds of delicious ingredients. You can make them for weight loss, anti-aging and even some low carb options. Let’s check out some of these lower carb smoothie bowl options.
Unfortunately, a lot of smoothie bowls are loaded with dairy and sugar, which you can’t have if you are on a low carb diet. These smoothie bowls allow you to have this fruit and vegetable bowl in the morning without adding too much to your carbs for the day.
Use Almond Milk
The first option you have for your low-carb smoothie bowl is to replace the regular milk with almond milk. One cup of low-fat milk has about 12 grams of carbohydrates, while a cup of unsweetened almond milk has 0 net carbs. Just make sure you choose the unsweetened variety, as there will be some carbs in the sweetened version. You can also try using a little bit of unsweetened coconut milk if you prefer the taste of that to almond milk.
Skip the Yogurt
Another ingredient that smoothie bowls typically have that will be a little too high in carbs is the yogurt. Yogurt is not always added to smoothie bowls, but it frequently is to make it nice and creamy, and also to thicken it up a little. If you see yogurt in a recipe and just want to replace it, you can try a low-sugar yogurt, like the Triple Zero yogurts from Oikos. These do have some carbs, but at 6-8 net carbs each, they are considerably lower than your traditional yogurt.
Add Low-Carb Protein Powder
One of the reasons you have ingredients in a smoothie bowl that are not low carb-friendly, like bananas and yogurt, is because you are trying to thicken it up. The smoothie bowl needs to be thicker so that you can pour it in a bowl and eat it with a spoon, as opposed to a thinner smoothie you eat with a straw. To accomplish the thickness without the banana, which is about 25 net carbs each, you can try some low-carb protein powder instead. There are unflavored and flavored varieties, giving you a lot of different options.
Go Heavy on the Veggies
While there are many delicious fruits that taste wonderful in smoothies and smoothie bowls, many of them are too high in carbs to make this a worthwhile breakfast for you.
The best low-carb fruits to use are berries, like strawberries and raspberries. Most other fruits you should skip. However, you can turn it into a greens smoothie with veggies that are low in carb like avocado, kale, and spinach.
AGE-DEFYING SMOOTHIE BOWl
People have understood the link between health and appearance for a long time. When you eat the right foods, it can help to keep your skin looking healthy and vital. Much of the processed food that people eat today is devoid of a large portion of the nutrients that come in natural foods. Many of these nutrients are found in delicious fruits and vegetables that can be blended in imaginative ways to create delicious dishes that you can enjoy for years to come. In the next few paragraphs you’ll find some information on a healthy meal, and how to make your own at home.
Why It’s Great for You
The primary reason you will want to eat this bowl, is because it’s a massive ultra-punch of antioxidants. As mentioned before, they help keep the skin healthy. They also fight off free radicals that can cause cancer or permanent damage to your cells. The berries are very high in fiber, which is good for your digestive tract. They can also help improve your memory functionality, which is great for older people. Hemp seeds and chia seeds are widely known for their high protein content, which helps the body to metabolize fats more efficiently.
What You Need
- 1 frozen banana
• 1/2 cup frozen cherries
• 1/2 cup almond milk
• 1/2 fresh banana cut into coins
• fresh raspberries
• fresh cranberries
• 1 tablespoon shell-less pumpkin seeds
• 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
• 1 teaspoon chia seeds
• 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
• 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
Take your banana, frozen cherries, and almond milk and blend it into liquid mixture. This is going to be the base of your smoothie bowl. You can place your banana slices to the side or simply drop them into the bowl. Put your fresh fruit into the bowl, then sprinkle the seeds and coconut flakes all over the entire bowl, and you will have a beautifully colored smoothie bowl that will keep your skin looking youthful and healthy!
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To your healthy life!
Janice Marto, CHHC, AADP