Easy Smoothie Recipe For The Busy Body

Say hello to your new breakfast on the go-go! Smoothies can be packed with vital nutrients and vitamins that can jump-start your day. I don’t necessarily like having smoothies every single morning – due to the high sugar content most of them tend to contain. But the sweetness of blended fruit in the AM can really put my mood in the right direction.

Today, I wanted to share with you all the smoothie that made an appearance on my Instagram last week (@imnataliegg shameless self promo). It probably took less than 5 minutes to prepare and tasted AMAZING! The best part…I made this on accident and ended up enjoying the final result!

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries

1 cup of frozen raspberries

1/2 cup of almond milk

1 whole banana

1 scoop of your favorite vanilla yogurt

1 scoop of your favorite protein powder

Blend all of those ingredients in a food processor or blender and get a delicious antioxidant infused drink! This is guaranteed to fill you up like a meal would but if you’re like me and like to eat a carb in the morning, go for a slice or two of toast!

This year is the year of change for me. Not just for what I’m consuming in my body but also physically and mentally. So many things are in the works for these next few months and I cannot wait to see what’s in store. Stay tuned and subscribe to the blog for more content coming up – recipes, lifestyle stuff, travels + so much more!

Leave a comment below with your favorite breakfast recipe so I can try for myself!

See you in my next post!

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The Best Copy-Cat Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Smoothie bowls are tasty little treats filled with literal goodness. A thick base of blended frozen fruit starts the process. From there, it’s undoubtedly time to garnish with freshly cut fruit slices, granola for crunch, and handfuls of super foods. Everything comes together to make one flavorful breakfast that seriously anyone would enjoy.

So, this smoothie bowl kick isn’t new. I’ve loved these things for a while. But here’s my problem…purchasing them from people who sell them in a shop get expensive. The average cost for some of the bowls I’ve gotten are anywhere from $7 to $14 bucks. A little pricey don’t you think?! Unfortunately, with all the packed nutrients and ingredients, it’s reasonable for retailers to sell at this price-point. My wallet just can’t keep up!

Because this breakfast is probably my most eaten meal at the moment, I wanted to share a recipe I’ve been making at home. It’s similar to what you’d buy at a smoothie place but portion controlled with ingredients bought in bulk (this way we can make more than one yummy bowl).

The above bowl was purchased at a shop in my area. Here are the things we need to make a near copy of this!

Banana (frozen and fresh)

Strawberries (frozen and fresh)

Frozen blueberries

Natural Valley Granola

Coconut flakes

Flax seed

Honey or agave

Peanut butter

Almond Milk

Start by blending your frozen blueberries, banana, and strawberries with roughly 1/2 to a cup of your chosen milk. Pulse the mixture until thick.

Near the end of the blending, add in 1 tbsp of peanut butter. If peanut butter isn’t your fav, you can always opt for almond butter! Whatever you choose, blend the mixture again until smooth.

Transfer your smoothie into a bowl and begin slicing/topping with fresh banana and strawberries.

Lay granola for crunch + flax seeds and coconut flakes to enhance your taste.

Lastly, drizzle honey or agave across the bowl for added sweetness!

Out With The Old 

Welcome to the New Year! 2017, we were ready for you. This year has been full of ups, downs, accomplishments, realizations, leaps, bounds, and a whole lot in between. As amazing as this past year has been, I couldn’t wait to press the reset button.

It’s time for a fresh start. I’m kicking off the blog by re-branding and focusing solely on the things I am passionate about. A new slate. Clean, organized, and emphasized on the things I love. One of those things are…smoothie bowls.

My small obsession has recently been taken to a new level. Seriously, I’m researching boosts, powders, fruits, veggies, anything I can blend together and scoop into a bowl. These wonderful little treats are full of nutritional value. They’ve virtually opened new doors for my diet. Because of this, I thought I’d share one of my favorite recipes with you all.

Things We Need-

Frozen Strawberries

Frozen Blueberries

Unfrozen Blueberries

Blackberries

Bananas

Kiwi

Almond Milk

Granola

Agave

White bowl (optional for those of you who want the perfect Insta pic) 

Blender, Nutri Bullet, or Ninja (I find the ninja works the best out of these options)

To make this process easy, fill your blender of choice with solid ingredients first.

Begin, with 1/2 frozen strawberries and 1/2 frozen blueberries. Slice 1/2 the banana and add to blender. Set aside the other sliced half.

Cut and scoop kiwi out of skin. Set aside.

Pour Almond milk over fruit until covered. Secure lid, blend until thick and smooth texture starts to form. Add additional almond milk or frozen fruit as needed.

Shake mixture into bowl. Top bowl with prepared sliced kiwi, banana, blackberries, and unfrozen blueberries.

Garnish the bowl with your favorite granola and a small amount (or large amount) of agave for sweetness.

Take your beautiful breakfast outside for the perfect photo. Enjoy!