If you are like me you have either fallen into the nasty habit of skipping breakfast or grabbing something completely unhealthy at the local coffee drive thru. I have successfully bucked that nasty habit and have started a new lifestyle trend in our home. Starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast is important, and starting the day off with a berry-licious smoothie bowl is even better! It takes just as long to make a smoothie bowl as it does to make a waffle. Don’t believe me? Check this out.
I am IN LOVE with my new lifestyle changes I have made over the last several months. Not only have I continued to successfully work out on a daily basis, but I am continuing my healthy eating trend. (No more skipping breakfast and eating junk until lunch.) In fact, one of my initiatives has been to increase the amount of protein I get at every meal, and make sure I am getting 25-30 grams of protein per meal, which many experts now recommend for best daily nutrition.
It’s hard to do that when you think you have to cook eggs and bacon and eat cottage cheese and everything else. That is amazing, and it will get you the protein, but it also takes a little longer than I have during weekday mornings. I mean, sure, I could wake up sooner, but a girl my age needs her beauty sleep.
Berry-licious Smoothie Bowl
Pairing this smoothie recipe with a whole grain english muffin and you should hit the goal of 25g of protein in the morning. To make this berry-licious smoothie bowl (with 20g protein) you will need to have a few things on hand.
- 1/2 cup organic milk
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup kiwi slices
- 1/4 cup raspberries
- 1/2 oz. almond slices
Making a smoothie bowl is super easy if you have an awesome blender on your side. My blender does all of the work for me, and I can slice up the kiwi as it’s working. This smoothie bowl seriously takes less than two minutes to make.
Grab the milk, yogurt, and strawberries and place into your blender. Blend until smooth.
While the blender is doing all of the work, start slicing up the kiwi.
Once the blender is finished, pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with your berries and almond slices.
I love how easy this smoothie bowl is to make, and I love how it has the recommended 25 to 30 grams of protein for a meal. It’s so important to start your day off right and to balance out your protein throughout the day.
Getting 25-30g of protein at each meal also helps you stay fuller longer, helps you maintain bone health, maintain a healthy body weight, and helps build and maintain strong muscles.
Organic milk is such a good source for high quality protein, and Organic Farmer’s must follow a strict set of standards set forth by the USDA. In order to be considered organic, you must:
- use no synthetic fertilizers
- not use antibiotics
- not use growth hormones
- avoid synthetic pesticides
- never use genetically modified (GMO) crops or feed
Like most American’s, I was getting the majority of my protein later in the day with dinner. Now I am powering up and with a protein rich breakfast that includes organic milk.