Have you ever wondered what a smoothie bowl is and how it’s flooded the internet in the blink of an eye? Well, a smoothie bowl is basically a smoothie that is much thicker in consistency and eaten from a bowl. Hence the name “Smoothie Bowl”. They are usually loaded with toppings of your choice which includes something as soft as a banana to anything that is as crispy as granola, nuts or seeds and more which makes it an exciting part of the bowl. Smoothie bowls are simple, easy and quick to prepare, can be made colourful and flavourful as well as a healthier choice of breakfast to start your day with.
Main ingredients of a smoothie bowl are frozen or fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables and other healthier choice of toppings such as fruits, nuts, seeds, coconut shavings, granola and more which is rich in micro and macro- nutrients. Smoothie bowls are in pureed form which makes it easy to eat and easy to digest. They are packed with nutrients such as fibre, protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats each of which is obtained from fruits or vegetables, dairy or plant- based dairy, nuts and seeds. As smoothie bowls are rich in fibre and natural sugars, it allows better digestion, improves satiety, allows better absorption of all nutrients. It also improves bowel movements, prevents infections, boost immunity as well as maintains a healthy heart and improving the quality of life.
Why Smoothie Bowls Are Good?
Smoothie bowls are not just colourful and attractive to see but also tastes fantastic with pop of flavours and goodness of crunchy toppings used with every bite you take. A trick that can be used at home is to simply add the disliked fruits and vegetables while making your smoothies! These can be consumed by adults including pregnant and lactating women, and children as they are healthy and consists of natural sources of ingredients which is safe for all individuals. They are also packed with energy and is a great way to kick start your day. Adding a vitamin C rich fruit such as berries or a dash of lemon juice will also help boost your immunity. Superfoods such as turmeric, cinnamon, walnuts, etc can also be incorporated in small amounts as they are power packed with nutrients which prevents various health conditions.
There is a wide variety of toppings to choose from and can be used as per your preference for the smoothie bowls such as fruit slices (apple/banana/mango, etc), coconut shavings, grated chocolate, mixed berries/ pistachios/ almonds/ walnuts/ chia seeds/ flax seeds/ pumpkin seeds/ watermelon seeds/ granola/ roasted oats, dates/ honey and more. To make your favourite smoothie bowl in just 2 steps and takes less than 5 minutes to prepare i.e., blend all ingredients in a mixer and transfer it to a bowl and top it up with toppings of your choice.
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