By Maya from Wholesome Yum
I’m officially obsessed with smoothie bowls. Have you tried one yet? I started making them this summer, and all I could do was wonder why I didn’t do it sooner. You get all the advantages of a smoothie, but unlike a smoothie, you actually get to chew your food. As delicious as smoothie drinks are, it’s nice to feel like you’re having a complete meal. With a smoothie bowl, you get the best of both worlds.
I spent a while resisting smoothie bowls, mostly because my old blender couldn’t really handle making them. The blade would get stuck on ice or nut butter, or the liquids would swirl around while the solids sat on top unmoved. Even worse, I’d put some greens in there and end up with distinct pieces throughout the smoothie. Nobody wants that. With the Blendtec, the process is completely effortless, and the end result is perfectly creamy.
Oh smoothie bowls, what took me so long to find you?
My latest smoothie bowl obsession is this raspberry kale one. It packs in loads of nutrients and is very low in carbs and sugar, yet tastes deliciously decadent. It fits into many dietary restrictions, including paleo, low carb, gluten-free, and vegan, but I promise you’ll love it even if none of these apply to you.
My favorite part about this smoothie bowl is how varied the textures are. The main base is thick and creamy, thanks to almond butter and chia seeds. With raspberries, almond milk, nut butter, and a touch of erythritol for sweetness, you can’t even taste the kale in there. The crunchy toppings all have a slightly different texture and flavor – smoky roasted pumpkin seeds, nutty hemp seeds, lightly crunchy coconut shreds, and juicy sweet red raspberries. Perfection.
Raspberry Kale Smoothie Bowl
Prep time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 bowl
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup raspberries
¼ cup kale, stems removed
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp Erythritol, or any sweetener of choice
1 cup ice cubes
1 tbsp coconut flakes, unsweetened
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds (preferably roasted)
2 tbsp raspberries
- Combine all the puree ingredients in Twister jar. Select Smoothie and puree until smooth.
- Pour the puree into a bowl. Top with coconut flakes, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and fresh raspberries.
Fat: 26 g
Total carbohydrates: 24 g
Dietary fiber: 15 g
Sugars: 6 g
Net carbs: 9 g
Protein: 15 g
About the Author
Maya is the recipe developer and photographer behind Wholesome Yum, a blog dedicated to low carb, gluten-free recipes with 10 ingredients or less. She loves experimenting and creates healthy, easy recipes that anyone can make at home.