Start Your Day With the 3-Day Detox Breakfast Smoothie (0:39)
A smoothie bowl isn’t simply your average smoothie served in a bowl. Rather, it’s a creamier, thicker smoothie containing less liquid and more fruit and veggies that you can eat for breakfast or even for dessert as a healthy ice cream swap. Healthy in nature, you can amp up the good-for-you factor with your choice of nutritious toppings. See this one-sheet to find out how to blend up a healthy smoothie bowl to your liking.
What Kind of Base Do You Want?
- Pick your fruits: 1 frozen banana plus 1 cup of your frozen fruit of choice)
- Pick your veggies: 1 frozen banana plus 1 cup kale or spinach
Pick Your Liquid (about 1 ½ cups)
- Almond milk
- Soy milk
- Coconut water
- Fruit juice
Pick a Protein (optional)
- Nut butter (about 2 tbsp.)
- Avocado (½)
- ½-cup low-fat cottage cheese
Pick a Sweetener (optional, about 1 tbsp.)
- Cocoa powder
- Maple syrup
Place your ingredients into a blender with a ½ cup ice and blend until smooth.
Pick Your Toppings (as Many as You Want!)
- Chia seeds for fiber
- Hemp seeds for omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
- Flax seeds for omega-3 fatty acids and fiber
- Almonds for monounsaturated (“good”) fats, protein, and fiber
- Cacao nibs for fiber and magnesium, and to lower blood pressure
- Pomegranate seeds to improve heart health
- Sunflower seeds for vitamin E, iron, selenium, monounsaturated fats, and protein
- Berries for antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, and folate
- Banana for potassium, fiber, and vitamins C and B6
- Pineapple for vitamin C
Add the toppings and dig in!