You've probably seen smoothie bowls around, most likely on social media sites like Instagram. These bowls aren’t just to look pretty, but they are delicious and contain a lot of vitamins and minerals.
Now I love my smoothies but if I'm looking for more of a meal or even for dessert, smoothie bowls are an awesome alternative. Here are 4 health benefits from eating smoothie bowls.
They're Loaded With Nutrients
One of the top reasons you should consider eating smoothie bowls is because they're so good for you. You have full control over the amount of fat, calories, and carbs by simply switching up the ingredients, and you get all the added nutrients of those ingredients. Smoothie bowls often contain fruits, nuts, seeds, dairy, and veggies, all of which are loaded with vitamins and minerals your body needs. You may have any combination of nutrients, but often antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, and many other essential nutrients.
You Can Try New Things
Smoothie bowls provide the perfect opportunity for you to try new things that'll either be in the bowl or used on top for toppings. While you may not have another use for cacao nibs, chia seeds, maca powder, and hemp seeds, they are frequently used in smoothie bowls. There's such a large variety of interesting ingredients you can use, from acai packs for the thickness of the smoothie to using coconut shavings or goji berries on top. Think of all the different ways to try these new, fun, and healthy ingredients for your smoothie bowls.
TIP: This is an awesome way to get the kids to eat healthily...get them involved! Just like they like to make their own ice-cream sundae with toppings...this is the same kind of deal. Make the base smoothie, pour it into the bowl and set out some options for their toppings! So much fun!
They Encourage Healthy Eating
Also consider the fact that because smoothie bowls are fun to make and of course pretty to look at, you're more encouraged to eat healthily. Perhaps you mostly want to make one of these bowls for the awesome Instagram picture – that’s okay! You'll still be eating the bowl for breakfast or another meal during the day, allowing you to get all those nutrients you might not have otherwise enjoyed.
You Get Your Daily Amount of Fruits and Veggies
A smoothie bowl contains a large smoothie that is loaded with fruits, vegetables, and other nutrient-rich ingredients. If you are struggling to get your daily amount of fruits and veggies, like so many of us, this is a great way to increase it. It's a simple smoothie bowl you eat with a spoon just like a bowl of cereal, but you are really loading up on the vitamins and minerals. One smoothie bowl could have a cup of kale, an entire banana, full serving of berries, and nuts and seeds, which is going to be great for your body and your mind.
Ready to dive in and try some Smoothie Bowls?