How to Make a Smoothie Bowl

by Melissa West on September 7, 2016

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Easy Healthy Breakfast for School and Work Mornings that Your Kids are going to love too!


How-to-make-a-smoothie-BowlToday my friend Christine Salus is showing us how to make an easy, healthy, peanut free easy, healthy smoothie bowl that is great for those busy back to school mornings or mornings that you have to get off to work. This smoothie bowl is also a super yummy hit with kids.

Recipe for Two Smoothie Bowls

Base:

  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 3-4 Frozen Bananas
  • Protein Powder (We used Vanilla Vega)
  • 2 Tbsps Pumpkin Seed Butter

(I used the whole foods, yogurt setting on the blendtec)

Toppings:

  • 1 cup of Raspberries (or whatever kind of berries you like)
  • 1 tbsp Sprouted Buckwheat
  • 1 tsp Cacoa Nibs or Carob Chips

Pumpkin seeds are a great plant-based source of protein with 100 grams of pumpkin seeds providing a whopping 30 grams of protein. Pumpkin seeds contain phytosterols, compounds that that have been shown to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol. The L-tryptophan in pumpkin seeds helps promote a good night sleep and lowering depression. Tryptophan is converted to serotonin and niacin and serotonin not only makes you feel good, but helps you sleep better as well.
Pumpkin seeds contain loads of trace minerals including phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron and copper. It contains vitamin K, and is an excellent source of the B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) and folates) and vitamin E.

Buckwheat is a gluten free seed that is high in protein and fiber. 1 tbsp of sprouted buckwheat, about the amount we used in our smoothie bowl contains 1 g of protein and 1 g of fiber.
Pumpkin seeds are one of my favourite super food ingredients

The Powerful Pumpkin Seed

 

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