Do you ever feel super full or bloated after drinking a smoothie?
It’s so easy to drink them waaaay too fast and fill our stomach with too much too quickly. For more on that, check out this post I wrote for mindbodygreen.
I’ve started favoring smoothie bowls over smoothies in a glass because eating a smoothie with a spoon slows down the rate of entering my stomach. I can put away a smoothie in a glass with a straw in a matter of seconds, if I’m being totally honest! But sitting down with a bowl and spoon makes me more mindful and slows me down.
Slower eating = better digestion!
Today’s smoothie bowl is full of some of my favorite things – blueberries, avocado, and a hint of cinnamon! The avocado makes it smooth and creamy, and the blueberries give it this amazing color. I also topped it off with a sprinkle of bee pollen from Beekeeper’s Naturals, which is full of protein, B vitamins, minerals and free form amino acids.
If you’re a fan of smoothie bowls, check out another recent post I shared with three of my favorite smoothie bowls, including the Berry Good Bowl, Berry Chocolate Bowl and the Shrek Bowl.
Blueberry Avocado Smoothie Bowl
This is one of my favorite smoothie bowls packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats!
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I love Amazing Grass pure vanilla protein superfood)
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 zucchini (peeled and chopped)
- sprinkle cinnamon
- 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
Blend the first 5 ingredients in your blender until evenly combined
Add the frozen fruit and blend again until smooth and creamy. Pour into a bowl to serve and top with some bee pollen!