I started making this smoothie this past winter after reading Kelly Leveque’s book Body Love. In this book, Kelly promotes eating according to the Fab 4 Method (protein, fat, fiber, and greens) in order to help turn off your hunger hormones and keep you feeling satiated for longer. Additionally, the book talks about a diet that is lower in sugar and carbs. I was inspired by this book to make a low sugar smoothie bowl that is full of protein and healthy fats in order to feel satisfied for long after consumption.
Like I said in my last post, this is not turning into a keto or low carb blog. I believe different ways of eating work for different people. I want to share a variety of different recipes that support several different ways of eating. All of my recipes, however, have one common thing- they are all made with real food. I’m a real food enthusiast, meaning I believe in eating food in its most natural and unprocessed form. In my mind, eating real good is #1 and any other diet that you follow comes second.
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During the summer, I crave all of the fresh, hydrating fruits. One of my favorite is pineapple. Pineapple are full of nutrients, contain antioxidants, and help fight inflammation. They are also so incredibly delicious.
If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you know that one my go-to breakfasts is a smoothie bowl. Unlike most smoothie stores you see that market themselves as healthy but are actually the equivalent of froyo, my smoothie bowls are full of fruits and veggies and largely gluten-free and dairy-free. I love making smoothies for a few reasons. 1) It is a breakfast you can make it literally less than 3 minutes. 2) It is made with primarily frozen or other naturally shelf stable products such as nut butter so it is easy to have these ingredients on hand because they do not expire quickly. 3) They taste AMAZING! Literally like you are eating dessert, except they are packed with fruits veggies, healthy fats, and proteins. It is such an easy way to sneak in a ton of veggies.
In the spirit of summer, I was inspired to make a Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl. This smoothie is literally made with 4 ingredients. You read that right, ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS!
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Does this remind anyone else of straight elementary school?! Orange Creamsicle popsicles definitely take me back to summertime as a kid. Try this healthy twist on your favorite childhood treat! Recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and packed with fruits and veggies.
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Is it me, or does this smoothie just look like a spa?! Celebrating this AMAZING weather in Brooklyn with a Raspberry Cucumber Smoothie Bowl! That’s right, cucumber. Cucumbers are one of my favorite summer smoothie ingredients because they are super hydrating and taste soo refreshing! See recipe details below.
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One meal I never get sick of? Smoothie bowls. Tastes like ice cream but packed with fruits, veggies, and healthy fats to keep you full longer. My new fav combo is Cherry Cacao 🍒🍫 This below for full recipe details!
Note: This recipe is labeled as vegan, but is topped with bee pollen (optional). If you are trying to follow a vegan diet, you may want to skip the bee pollen topping.
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Banana Nutella smoothie bowl for breakfast this morning! 🍌🌰 Made with bananas, frozen riced cauliflower, cacao powder, hazelnuts, avocado, cinnamon, and nut milk. This 80 degree weather has been perfect and has me craving all of smoothie bowls! Can it be summer in NYC already? ☀️
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You will think you are having dessert for breakfast with this Banana Cacao Smoothie Bowl! This smoothie bowl makes the perfect healthy breakfast or dessert. It tastes like and has the consistency of chocolate frozen yogurt, but is loaded with fruits, veggies, and healthy fats. The recipe is gluten free and dairy free and can be made in less than 3 minutes! All you have to do is blend the ingredients and enjoy! It is perfect for a quick and easy healthy breakfast on the go.
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I love the beet berry smoothie combo. It is the perfect level of sweetness and the avocado makes it taste so creamy and incredible. I’m not kidding when I say that I made this smoothie combo nearly everyday for a couple of weeks this winter. Yes, I eat smoothie bowls all through the winter. They are that good.
I recently came across Trader Joe’s frozen beet chunks and am so glad that I discovered them! I love making beet berry smoothies and these frozen beet chunks make it so much easier. These beets are already peeled, cut, frozen, and ready to be tossed into a smoothie! Definitely an easier alternative than preparing your own frozen beets.
This smoothie recipe tastes like a frozen treat, but is primarily made of fruit, veggies, and healthy fat. This smoothie is so creamy and delicious and contains healthy and fiber-rich ingredients and healthy fat that will keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer.
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I have some variation of this blueberry smoothie almost every morning. I do this for several reasons. One, it is delicious! Two, it keeps me full for hours. And three, it is super easy to have these ingredients on hand, which is especially important for me because I travel all of the time. I always like to keep my freezer stocked with staples like frozen riced cauliflower and frozen berries. Since they are in the freezer, you don’t have to worry about them going bad so it is easy to keep them stocked to whip up a quick meal. I like doing this so that when I come home from travel, I don’t have to go out to get food or order ubereats, I have ingredients that I can use to make a great smoothie bowl! See recipe below for details.
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Starting off Friday morning with this tart beet berry smoothie bowl on my couch in nyc. I’m obsessed with the color of this smoothie and the tart beet berry combo is one of my favs. Super excited to go see a functional medicine doctor for a routine visit (said no one ever, right?!) I think functional medicine is so interesting even tho I have zero medical background (I am an engineer by degree). I’ve been waiting for this visit for months so hopefully it’s worth the excitement. Happy Friday!
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