If you are growing tired of the same old song and dance, why not change your tune and mix things up a little bit?
Avocados have been all the rage lately, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. With the popularity of the ketogenic diet, folks are consuming more healthy fats than ever before, and even if you aren’t following the ketogenic diet, healthy fats should be included in your meal plan, along with good carbohydrates and a solid protein source. Enter the ultimate avocado smoothie bowl.
That being said, provided you have a little from column A, column B, and column C, you can whip up a smoothie bowl that will satisfy your hunger, energy, and cravings any time of day.
Column A is your protein source. For me this is a no brainer: BioTrust protein blend. With the variety of protein blends ranging from Low Carb to Harvest Complete Vegan Plant Protein to Platinum1 whey protein, we have a solid protein source to meet everyone’s need.
You could also include some Ageless Multi-Collagen as well and/or add some eggs, nuts, and seeds. These are some foods that may meet the qualifications of other categories, but for all intents and purposes, they are in Column A.
Column B would be the healthy fats. Avocado is always a great addition to a smoothie bowl, and for this, I am a huge fan of frozen avocado. This adds a whole new dimension of smooth and creamy that really pulls this whole smoothie bowl together.
Other healthy fats I would recommend include almonds, macadamia nuts or oil, nut butters, seeds, cashews, coconut oil, canned coconut milk, coconut butter, coconut yogurt.
Column C would be your fruits and veggies. I am always looking for fruits that are lower on the glycemic index than others, and this smoothie bowl would be no exception. I love berries of any kind—strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Other healthful choices include banana, pumpkin, pear, carrot, beets, cucumber, zucchini, apple, and of course, any dark leafy greens.
And lastly, the liquid. I am partial to just using water or almond milk. Usually in my smoothies, I mix my ingredients with 8 ounces of water, but for this, switching it up with almond milk pulls everything together a little more and allows it to hold its own in a bowl, as opposed to a cup. (Think Wendy’s Frosty consistency.)
Depending on your flavor profile, you could also use a bone broth, canned coconut milk, herbal tea, coffee, kombucha, or coconut water.
Toppings are in their own category and can include, but are not limited to, coconut, dark cacao chips, nuts/seeds, dried fruits, and granola.
The following is my tried and true avocado smoothie bowl recipe:
Berry & Avocado Smoothie Bowl Recipe
- 1/2 avocado, frozen
- 2 scoops Peanut Butter Chocolate Low Carb
- 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup berries, frozen
- ½ cup kale
- Toss everything into a blender or NutriBullet® and blend until well incorporated.
- Pour into a bowl, and add desired toppings.
For this avocado smoothie bowl, I added slivered almonds, coconut, dried cranberries, and cocoa nibs. So good.
Per recipe (without toppings)
- Calories: 423
- Total Fat: 19.2 g
- Total Carbohydrate: 41.4 g
- Fiber: 21 g
- Protein: 28.6 g