Summer is right around the corner (YAY), which means a refreshing smoothie bowl, loaded with my favorite summer fruit, berries, has been on my mind. Everybody loves a good refreshing smoothie, so why not make it even better and pour it into a bowl, add your favorite scrumptious toppings, and dig in with a spoon?! It’s my personal favorite way to indulge in a smoothie because I’m a snacky kind of girl and when I can eat my smoothie with some added crunch and texture rather than just drink it, I feel more full, satisfied, and I enjoy it better that way. I know I’m not the only one because smoothie bowls have become quite the craze these days. For good reason too, because they are DELICIOUS.
The smoothie bowl I’m sharing today has fruits and veggies in it (but you won’t taste the veggies I promise), along with a scoop of protein powder for an extra protein boost, and lots of macronutrient dense nuts and seeds. The healthy fats and fiber in the nuts and seeds will keep you full for much longer than a smoothie which just fruits, veggies, and some added protein will.
I’ll leave the nutrition facts below so you know exactly what you’re putting into your body. I use the MyFitnessPal app on my phone to calculate each ingredient I put into the smoothie bowl, including the toppings, to get as accurate as possible with the nutrition facts.
Berry Smoothie Bowl with Macronutrient Dense Toppings
For the Smoothie: 224 Calories: 27 carbs, 5g fat, 19g protein
For the Toppings: 177 calories: 9 carbs, 13g fat, 6g protein
Smoothie with Toppings: 401 Calories: 36g carbs, 18g fat, 25g protein
As you can see, this smoothie bowl is relatively low in carbohydrates considering it’s loaded with fruits and veggies which have the “good” kind of carbs/sugar in them, and is also loaded with healthy fats that will keep you full for an extended period of time. In addition, this recipe has 17g of naturally occurring fiber from all from the fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds and only 16g sugar, which is quite low for a smoothie bowl. Some smoothie bowls have upwards of 60g of sugar in them, and while it is from natural foods, your body still treats it as an overload of sugar, spiking your insulin levels and leaving you with an energy draining crash.
I hope you enjoy this refreshing, delicious, and nutritious smoothie bowl as much as I do. If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, you may want to add a drizzle of honey on top for an extra bit of sweet. Also, feel free to slice up a few strawberries, kiwi, or sprinkle some blueberries on top of the smoothie bowl if fruit toppings are more what you fancy.
Without further ado, the recipe! 🙂