Berry Naked Smoothie Bowl…that will actually satisfy you
I don’t really order smoothie bowls when I’m out and about, I see all the insta-spam of acai bowls and I’ve tried them but to be honest they simply never satisfy me. Most of those produced and purchased out at shops are acai with fruit and then a generous dose of more fruit, maybe some granola and if you so choose a squeeze of peanut butter on top. There’s not really enough protein in these bowls to satiate appetite and equally as important, balance blood sugar levels. So, I save my smoothie bowl making for home and know that I’ll be as satisfied after eating it as I would avo and egg on toast.
The key ingredients in any meal are protein, carbohydrates and fats, which are our macronutrients. When we balance these macronutrients the result is not only a nutritionally balanced meal but a very happy tummy and reduced likelihood that you’ll be reaching for another snack within 1-2 hours.
In my recipe below I’ve ensured there is protein, carbs and fats and enough of each so you’ll have the energy you need to charge through the day. I’ve also added a dash of collagen powder to support gut, bone, connective tissue and skin health.
Tell me your favourite balanced smoothie bowl combos in the comments below… Jacq x
BERRY NAKED SMOOTHIE BOWL
Gluten free : Dairy Free : Sugar Free : Vegan (opt)
1 cup frozen berries
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 scoop protein powder of choice (I used a vanilla protein from Naked Foods)
2 teaspoons collagen powder (again from Naked Foods)
dash of vanilla extract
1/3 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup water
2 drops stevia
2 tablespoons avocado
Gluten free granola
Place all ingredients for smoothie bowl in high speed blender or food processor and blitz until creamy.
Pour into bowl and sprinkle with extra delicious toppings or enjoy as is.
+ This recipe is in collaboration with my friends at Naked Foods