Does your significant other have a slightly different taste than you? For instance, Scott loves strawberries while I'm more of a blueberries kind of gal. Part of being flexitarian is finding meals that work with your day to day lifestyle. When we first started eating vegan, breakfast became a huge challenge, because we were no longer eating eggs. INSERT SMOOTHIE BOWLS! These babies are packed full of stuff that's good for you, and you can personalize it to your taste easily. Tweak this recipe to each of your taste buds, and let me know if you do! I love to hear new ideas (especially for yummy smoothies!).
buying the ingredients
As far as ingredients go, smoothie bowls are pretty simple. Obviously, you can buy all the fruits & veggies in the produce section of your local supermarket. If you're struggling to find chia seeds, I would ask where the organic section is as I've found that most stores have started sectioning them off there. You can purchase the protein that I used by clicking the links below! There are a lot of great plant-based proteins out there, but Arbonne's has become my favorite. Before you point it out too, I know that this collagen isn't vegan. Haha. I don't use it all the time, but vegan collagens are expensive. This one's a good buy if you're only going to use it here and there.
Want more detail on why these smoothie bowls are great for you? Well, here we go. Berries have a long-standing reputation as an excellent source of antioxidants which have shown to lower blood pressure as well as improve memory with age. Read more on that here. Collagen has proven itself as a reliever of joint pain and a secret to beautiful hair, skin, and nails. If you choose to use Arbonne protein like I have, you'll save yourself from many of the harmful metallic ingredients that the animal-based protein blends contain. If you don't wan to purchase a full bag of protein now, contact me here to inquire about ordering samples of products.
cooking tips & tricks
While there's no real cooking with this recipe, you can easily make your smoothie too watery which isn't great for bowls like this. If you prefer this to be more like a yogurt consistency, try using all frozen fruits and veggies. Your smoothie will be thicker and tastier!
His and Her Smoothie Bowls
|Prep Time: 10 minutes
|Cook Time: N/A
Yield: 2 smoothies
Her Smoothie Bowl Ingredients:
1/3 cup blueberries
His Smoothie Bowl Ingredients:
1/3 cup blueberries
Toppings for Both: chia seeds, chocolate chunks, sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, blueberries, granola, or shredded coconut
How Plant-Based Is This Recipe?
If you include the collagen or use an animal-based protein powder, I would give this a 7-8.
If you use plant-based collagen and protein though, this is for sure a TEN!
|Plant-Based Rating Scale|
|No Plant-Based Ingredients||Partially Plant-Based Ingredients||Entirely Plant-Based|
|Her Smoothie Bowl||His Smoothie Bowl|
**Not including toppings