The Benefits of A Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

The Benefits of A Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Written By: Layla

Location: London, United Kingdom

OK, it's time to take advantage of all the lovely fruit which is available during the warmer, summer months and in this article - you can see why Breakfast Smoothie Bowls (or smoothie bowls in general) are just that good for you..... 🙂

Breakfast Smoothie Bowls

I normally don't write about my diet on here but I know that a lot of you lovely readers are always on the lookout for different tips and advice on healthy eating and generally finding a balance.

Over the past year, I've changed everything in my diet and even though I won't be going into detail in this post, what I can say is that I've never felt better!

Are Breakfast Smoothie Bowls Good For You? 

OK, you've seen them ALL over Instagram but are breakfast smoothie bowls any good for your diet? The answer is yes!

I love being able to have a different smoothie bowl every morning - using up different types of fruit and ingredients all to benefit your system.

(Use Spinach or Kale for Vitamins and Fibre)

With the summer months on the way - Smoothie Bowls are a great way to have something cooling and refreshing plus - by adding frozen bananas to your smoothie bowl, you'll create an 'Ice Cream' like texture so it's like having dessert for breakfast....depending on your choice of toppings. 🙂

In the winter months, I don't use frozen fruit - I use fresh fruit for my smoothies bowls topped with homemade granola.

Get creative and stock up on - coconut flakes, grated coconut, chopped almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashew nuts, goji berries, dark chocolate, hemp seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds and chia seeds for toppings!

benefits-of-breakfast-smoothie-bowls

So, What Are The Benefits?

OK, so we know that Breakfast Smoothie Bowls are good for you but what are the benefits?

You Use Different Ingredients

The ingredients which you use for your Smoothie Bowl are ingredients which people normally don't eat enough of during the day and this is a great way to add more nutrients and vitamins to your diet.

Frozen fruit, fresh fruit, nuts, oats and seeds are great! They're a wonderful source of vitamins, antioxidants and fibres....

Personally, I don't add any extra sugar to my smoothie bowls.

When using fresh fruit, I might add a touch of Coconut Water to the mix and when using Frozen fruit, I add bottled water just to help the consistency.

Add Cinnamon, Dates or Vanilla Extract for a lovely sweeter touch and toast coconut flakes or almonds for a different taste.... 

Feel Fuller & Energised

Yep - you might be surprised to read that Smoothie Bowl can keep you feeling fuller for longer as it's just a smoothie... right?

Wrong - in fact, due to the wonderful ingredients, fibres and seeds / toppings, this will make you feel fuller and a lot more energised - see, healthy food can be delicious!

Try different ingredients and switch things up - one day add kale or spinach to your smoothie bowl along with an apple, orange, a few raspberries and pear topped with homemade cinnamon granola and coconut flakes.

Another day, opt for something more 'indulgent' by mixing a frozen banana, pear, fresh coconut, and frozen pineapple topped with grated coconut, chopped almonds and dark chocolate!

So, there we have the benefits of Breakfast Smoothie Bowls!

I absolutely love them and love the fact that you can switch things up by using different ingredients and changing your choice of toppings to suit the Smoothie Bowl and what you want to eat for the day.

I'd love to know what you all think of this and if there's a Smoothie Bowl recipe that you love - share it below as we'd all love to see and try it! 🙂

x x

Follow:
Share:

6 Comments

  1. 7th June 2018 / 4:13 am

    Oh my gosh! You don’t know how much this helps me. I’ve been super cautious of my food intake since my 2nd pregnancy is more sensitive than the first. Plus I just found out im diabetic so I really cut down on my sweets. I’ve been meaning to fin a better and healthier alternative so I’m really grateful for your post. Hoping to see more!

    Sheena | http://www.sheenalovessunsets.com

    • Layla
      Author
      11th June 2018 / 10:34 pm

      Awww you are SO sweet and thank you so much for your kind comment and saying that this has helped you! I love smoothie bowls and it’s nice to see that so many people enjoy them too – so many benefits, lots of healthy ingredients and overall, yummy! 🙂 xx

    • Layla
      Author
      11th June 2018 / 10:53 pm

      Ah thank you so much – they’re beautiful to create and allow you to have options for breakfast! 🙂 x

  2. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    1st June 2018 / 3:07 pm

    Smoothies bowls look so good but I have yet to have one!! I need to start making them for a little treat!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Layla
      Author
      6th June 2018 / 8:58 am

      Ah thank you so much for your lovely comment – they really are lovely! 🙂 x

Thank you for your lovely comments! :) You can also tweet @layladbeauty with any questions! x