Health benefits of smoothie bowls
Have you ever wondered why smoothie bowls are a rage?
For those caught unaware, a smoothie bowl in simple terms is a smoothie which is thicker in consistency and eaten from a bowl. Hence, the name. A smoothie bowl is usually full of toppings which can include anything from a banana to granola, nuts or seeds as they make it more exciting to eat. To say the least, they are easy and quick to prepare, are flavourfuland also a healthier choice of breakfast to begin the day with.
You can add frozen or fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables and top it up with fruits, nuts, seeds, coconut shavings, granola to make sure that the smoothie bowl is rich in micro and macro- nutrients. Since they are in pureed form, they are easy to eat and easy to digest. One can achieve enough fibre, protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats from the fruits or vegetables, dairy or plant- based dairy, nuts and seeds used in the bowl. They are beneficial as they provide better digestion, apart from allowing better absorption of all nutrients and preventing infections.
Another great part about smoothie bowls is that they are not only colourful and attractive to see but with the flavours and goodness, you will love each bite of it. You can add all the disliked fruits and vegetables to blend them together and make a smoothie bowl. Top it up with vitamin C rich fruit such as berries or lemon to boost your immunity and add superfoods such as turmeric, cinnamon, walnuts, etc to avoid various health conditions.
Some ingredients to add in your smoothie bowls:
Fruit slices (apple/banana/mango, etc)
Coconut shavings, mixed berries/ pistachios/ almonds/ walnuts
Superfoods like chia seeds/ flax seeds/ pumpkin seeds/ watermelon seeds/ granola
Make sure to blend all ingredients in a mixer and then transfer it to your bowl.
Some much-loved recipes:
Mango Kesar Smoothie Bowl:
Ripe Mango (Frozen) – 1 Big
Saffron – A Pinch
Pista – 6
Milk of any choice – 100 mL
Components: Fibre, vitamin C, folate, carotenoid, and protein
Chocolate Smoothie Bowl – Kid’s special
Oats – 25 g
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – 1-2 tsp
Banana – 1 small
Milk of choice – 100 mL
Honey – 1-2 tsp
Rich in fibre and other micronutrients, this bowl prevents constipation and boosts haemoglobin levels to avoid overall mood.
Have you tried smoothie bowls yet? If not, now is the time.