If you’ve been making the rounds on Instagram, Pinterest, and many other social media sites, you’ll see that pictures of smoothie bowls are getting a lot of attention. Those vibrant colors, the creative mouth-watering displays … have a way of giving your salivary glands a workout. Well it’s more than just looks … smoothie concoctions offer a ton of health benefits, especially when replacing a meal or snack. And here they are …
Why Eat More Smoothie Bowls?
Lots of Vitamins and Nutrients
The first reason more people should be eating smoothie bowls is the fact that they contain a lot of ingredients. Nearly all the ingredients are good for you, from fresh or frozen fruit, to protein-rich granola and fat-burning chia seeds.
For example, if you need more vitamin C in your diet, you can choose fruits and vegetables that contain a good amount of vitamin C, then add those nutrients in a delicious breakfast bowl.
It’s Easy to Control the Nutritional Content
If you are concerned about having too much sugar, calories or fat in your smoothie bowl, not to worry! It is very easy to control exactly what the nutritional content is for every bowl.
If you want to reduce the sugar, lessen how much fruit you use, and make up for it with protein powder or adding in more yogurt or milk.
To watch your calories, avoid using full-fat milk and use low-calorie fruits and vegetables. This allows you to easily customize the smoothie bowl to fit your needs.
The Flavor Options Are Endless
No matter how picky of an eater someone is, they are bound to find a smoothie bowl recipe they like! The great thing about smoothies in general is that it is easy to control the flavor and add any types of fruits or vegetables someone likes.
If you are making one for your kids, choose their absolutely favorite fruits and toppings, and they are sure to enjoy it more than cereal. It tastes sweet without all that added processed sugar from their favorite bowl of sugary cereal.
They’re Just So Gorgeous!
Don’t forget about the fact that smoothie bowls are downright beautiful. These bowls make it so easy to be creative and really enjoy what you’re eating. Making the bowl is so much fun, that eating it will be even better.
This also makes children and teens more willing to try them, which is great if you want them to eat lower-fat and more nutritious foods each day. Let the kids pitch in to help with the bowls, especially with arranging the toppings. This goes a long way toward encouraging them to eat more fruit and vegetables.
You can’t go wrong with a good smoothie bowl.