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!

 

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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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Mexican Breakfast Skillet

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Mexican food, in my house, is pretty much a staple food group in our diets. Look in the fridge and it’s totally guaranteed we have cilantro, tons of salsas, and guacamole sitting somewhere in there. Us Californians are not shy about our love for mexican flavors and often breakfast will consist of egg tacos or a spicy breakfast scramble.

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Unsweetened Vanilla Cashew Milk

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Milk: the greatest debate since well, forever. To drink dairy milk or not seems to be the question of the century, and there are so many opposing views out there of whether or not it’s healthy for non-infants to consume. Heres a fact about me- I HATE milk. Not because of the “bad” rep it has in our health, but because it freaks me out that I’m drinking a liquid that came from a cow. Weird, I know. But cheese, ice cream, and whipped cream? Gimme gimme! I’m not a picky eater, but I personally choose to not drink milk for this reason. It’s super important if you’re on the anti-milk bandwagon however, to find an additional source of calcium to supplement in your diet! Like, really important. Strong bones, man.

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