Smoothie Bowls were all the rage last year, and I still love them. Putting a smoothie in a bowl is a creative way to fortify a drink and make it more of a sustaining meal. You can get really creative and add some awesome toppings for a crunchy texture. Sweet smoothie bowls feel like dessert, and savory smoothie bowls are stacked soups.
Scott and I will often make smoothie bowls for movie night or to binge-watch Game Of Thrones, Downtown Abbey, Mad Men, or House Of Cards. (Yes, we are addicted to all of them.)
Those of you who have The Blender Girl or The Blender Girl Smoothies app will have read my section on probiotics, and would be familiar with the fact that I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to every smoothie I make. It's an optional ingredient in all of the smoothies in the first book, and an option in the app.
Adding probiotics to smoothies helps your digestion, balances the acidic effects of fruit, and replenishes your stores of beneficial bacteria. But, probiotics are certainly not created equal, and I'm really picky about which brands I use. One of the brands I love is Sunbiotics. If you don't have probiotic powder, you could break open 1 to 2 probiotic capsules and empty the contents in your smoothie.
I make my smoothie bowls as nutrient-dense as possible, and this Matcha Green Smoothie Bowl from Windy City Organics fits the bill. Loaded with healthy fats, chlorophyll, protein, and essential fatty acids, this has a sweet delicious flavor. You can also tweak the sweetness and lemon edge to your preference, and then add whatever toppings you have on hand. Flavonol-rich matcha green tea joins forces with adaptogenic maca root, protein- and omega-rich chia, and Sunbiotics vanilla probiotic powder for a truly energizing and nourishing breakfast treat that is as easy on the tummy as it is on the eyes.
If you've got a favorite green smoothie bowl blend or some kick-ass topping suggestions, please share it in the comments below.