Monday mornings are for smoothie bowl creations. Okay, not really, but this week it [Monday] is.
Smoothie bowls are SO pretty and trendy. And, while I could pretend I make them every day, I don’t [ezekial toast, almond butter and banana is a more convenient pre-run snack]. But, I made a rainbow bowl this morning as I was avoiding the planned long run in the less than happy temperature. So, I figured I would continue the procrastination, keep my fingers crossed that the sunshine warms things up even a couple of degrees and document this creation and my thoughts. [Yes, you are welcome]. Just for the record, I will also run with Jesse later today.
Let’s break down my smoothie bowl. You will need a blender, a few nutrient-dense ingredients and about 5 minutes [not inclusive of consumption]. In this house, it’s always about fueling for [everyday] performance, so we talk about the nutrients over the calories. That’s why I moved the smoothie from the blender cup to a big bowl – more room for treats [nutrients].
¼ – ½ cup of frozen berries [Organic cherries]
1 peeled kiwi
1 handful of blueberries
¼ sprouted oat granola
2 scoops vanilla shake
For this bowl, I used:
kiwi [I used Mighties Kiwi – check out the Be Mightie challenge on MyFitnessPal too!]
granola [I used One Degree Sprouted Oat Granola, Honey Hemp]
meal shake [Isagenix Vanilla Shake & Ionic Supreme]
- Combine the smoothie ingredients [frozen berries, EXTRA ice, water, shake mix & Ionic Supreme] and blend until thickly, smooth.
- Pour into a bowl. Top with your favorite smoothie toppings [kiwi, blueberries, granola].
- For the most yum, grab a spoon and serve IMMEDIATELY.
This rainbow bowl of goodness is the perfect performance fuel. Nutrition by the spoonful – vitamins, potassium, fiber, carbs, protein – it’s all in there. Don’t forget the kiwi – this is kiwi season and it’s a mighty little super fruit. Use this as a favorite breakfast mix, pre-workout OR post-workout meal – you decide.
Mix and match ingredients – that’s where the fun begins. Next time, I’ll probably add a frozen banana to add to that thickly smooth consistency. Chia, seeds, more fruit and coconut all sound pretty great too. And, I won’t take so many pictures. I’ll enjoy the bowl immediately. Post photo shoot bowls may call for a straw, not a spoon.
Overall, I’m going to go ahead and say smoothie bowls win. I’ll work on the perfection details in the upcoming weeks.
And, if you have already figured out this smoothie in-a-bowl trick, please [pretty please] name your favorite bowl in the comments. [I’ve never claimed to be a great cook or even like to spend time in the kitchen].
I think this almost like having ice cream for breakfast…?2