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Do you love your keto smoothies but sometimes want to eat them with a spoon? Do you crave texture and crunch but still want that wonderful smoothie base? That’s what’s behind the latest breakfast sensation smoothie bowls, and why they have taken the internet by storm. Just do a Pinterest search for smoothie bowls and see what pops up!
Super simple and quick to make, just create your preferred smoothie base with your choice of non-dairy nut milk, berries, half an avocado, and stevia. In my case this morning, I made what I dubbed a Berry Bliss Keto Smoothie Bowl. I simply combined some Silk Coconut milk (unsweetened) with about 7 frozen strawberries, 7 frozen raspberries, a tsp of flax, half an avocado and 2 tsp of Pyure brand stevia (all-natural sweetener). Pour it in a bowl and add your favorite low-carb toppings. In my case, that was Enjoy Life chocolate chips, coconut, and walnuts. I love the different textures and how all the flavors play well together.
The avocado just ensures a creamier smoothie, while adding that much-needed good fat you need when following a keto diet. You don’t taste it, I promise! The sky is the limit on customizing your smoothie bowls, just make sure you use all low-carb ingredients.
I used to use bananas in my smoothies, now I know that they are not the best choice. One banana has 27g of carbohydrates! Really the only fruit you can have is berries, and while I miss a lot of the fruits I used to eat (Granny Smith apples in particular), that’s all forgotten the minute I sink my teeth into a cold, delicious smoothie bowl along with some of my favorite toppings.
Enjoy Life chocolate chips, for instance, are allergy friendly, low sugar, nut free, gluten-free, non-GMO, and dairy free. They provide a satisfying crunchy texture and ease the craving for a bit of sweet that compliments the berries. I also used unsweetened coconut flakes (I keep them in the freezer to add to recipes, it keeps them fresh), and walnuts since they are a low-carb choice.
A few weeks ago I did an experiment to see how much nut meat I would get from a $2 bag of whole walnuts my husband helped me shell them and we got almost a whole sandwich bag full! I call that a good deal because I’ve seen the price the grocery store charges for the same amount!
Next time you want a smoothie but crave that crunch, create your own smoothie bowl and tell me how you did it! Add your photos! I would love to see what you create, maybe I will add one to my own Pinterest board, Keto For Beginners. Check it out!