If you’ve been following my health journey you’ve seen me post a lot about my breakfast “fat” smoothies. I even have a tab on my home page for all my fat smoothie creations. I created all my own because it’s really hard to find smoothie and smoothie bowl recipes that are not full of sugar (too much fruit = too much sugar!), grains (oats seem to be popular) or dairy. I also needed them to be diabetic friendly, keep me satiated and nourishing.
I always add healthy fats to all my smoothies to keep me full for hours and to keep my blood sugar stable. I like to use things like avocado, almond/cashew butter, MCT oil (or coconut oil), coconut milk/nut milk and/or flax, hemp or chia seeds. The nut butters and seeds are also great sources of protein as a vegetarian.
I mostly use berries in my smoothies, including strawberries, blueberries, cherries and raspberries, because they are low glycemic and have fiber/antioxidants. I have several recipes, too, that call for a half a banana, because again, I’m trying to keep it low sugar/low carb and keep my blood sugar happy!
Some of my smoothies also contain protein powder. I will rotate between shakes and smoothies during the week. The protein powder I use is by Julian Bakery and has very few ingredients, probiotics and the protein is egg whites, also a good source for vegetarians.
I hope you enjoy this strawberry smoothie bowl as much as I do!
Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
1/2 – 1 cup of coconut or nut milk (start with 1/2 cup and add till desired thickness)
1 cup frozen strawberries (x7 or8)
1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
1 tbsp cashew butter or almond butter
1 tbsp MCT oil (optional)
cinnamon (to taste)
Toppings pictured are raw cacao nibs, organic blueberries and paleo granola by Julian Bakery
Blend all ingredients and add your favorite toppings!