For this breakfast smoothie bowl, I recommend using plain non-fat Greek yogurt, as it has only 120 calories per cup, 6 grams of sugar, and 22 grams of protein! I like Trader Joe’s brand, but Sage and Chobani are also good brands. The yogurt itself tends to be too bitter for me, so I like to blend it in a blender with a few strawberries and raspberries to sweeten it up.
The toppings I’m including are just my personal favorites, but feel free to add or omit any ingredients of your preference.
If you’re adding granola, I recommend purchasing a brand that is lightly and naturally sweetened. I avoid foods such as granola cereals because they’re extremely high in sugar, some of them contain almost 50g of carbs and over 20g of sugar. My favorite brand is From the Fields original organic granola (they sell it at Whole Foods.) It’s lightly sweetened with raw honey and maple syrup, and only has 7 grams of sugar. It’s also a trail mix and includes dried cranberries, almonds, cashews, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. Go Raw’s raw granola from Whole Foods is great too, and it comes in different flavors (my favorite is the chocolate granola!)
Cacao is great to add for a superfood boost because it’s packed with antioxidants, and it also contains phenethylamine which is known to increase focus, boost your energy and elevate your mood. I also love chia seeds for an additional superfood boost!
|Berry Breakfast Smoothie Bowl|| |
- 1 cup plain nonfat Greek Yogurt
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp unsalted almonds
- 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- ¼ cup organic, naturally sweetened granola
- Fruit topping of choice
- Combine yogurt with strawberries or raspberries (or both) in blender or food processor.
- If adding chia seeds, soak in 1 tbsp of water for 2-3 minutes until seeds have a jelly-like substance.
- Combine yogurt with chia seeds and cacao nibs in a bowl and stir.
- Top with granola, almonds, coconut and fruit of choice.