Coconut Berry Smoothie Bowl

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I’ve been on a total smoothie kick lately. They’re super quick to make on mornings when I’m rushing out the door, and they make a good snack before work to hold me over until dinner. The only problem I have with smoothies is that sometimes I sip on them too quickly and don’t realize that I’m actually eating until it’s all gone. Solution? Smoothie Bowl. I know it sounds silly because it’s literally the exact same thing I’d be drinking from a straw, but there’s something psychological about eating from a bowl rather than drinking your meal that fills me up. Does this happen to anyone else?

I also love how versatile smoothie bowls can be! Blend up your favorite smoothie and top it with anything you’d like. I love to add fresh fruit, granola, coconut flakes, and hemp seeds for some added nutrition! Again I’m using the same vega one protein powder that I did in this delicious strawberry and chia seed protein shake, but use whatever protein powder you’d like or opt to leave it out. If you don’t have protein powder, try adding 1/2 cup greek yogurt instead!

Coconut Berry Smoothie Bowl

1 pack vega one berry nutritional shake, or 1 scoop preferred protein powder

1/2 frozen banana, cut into chunks

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 cup almond milk

2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes

topping suggestions:

blueberries

strawberries

banana

unsweetened coconut

hemp or chia seeds

granola

Mix protein powder, banana, blueberries, almond milk, and coconut in a blender. Blend for 30 seconds or until done. Pour into a bowl and add desired toppings. Enjoy!

 

Blueberry Muffins

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If I’m craving something sweet, I usually resort to CHOCOLATE. Obvious answer, right? Lately, though, I haven’t been able to get enough fruit. I’ve put berries in all the things, which is totally unlike me. Must be the summer-like weather faking me out! I’m definitely not complaining because these blueberry muffins totally hit the spot and dare I say they even rival my favorite chocolate chip muffin? So tasty and you can’t even tell they’re grain free or refined sugar free.

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Reduction

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Ask me to plan a meal and the first thing I think about is MEAT. (sorry vegetarians) Often I have a harder time thinking about side dishes to go along with the main event, and I find myself resorting to boring ol’ roasted veggies if I haven’t planned anything out. These prosciutto wrapped asparagus bundles are a great way to beat this problem that I experience probably a little too frequently. The prep is really quick and they only bake for 10 minutes! No excuses.

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