I ♥ smoothie--in a bowl!
It tastes great.
It's an easy way to get 2-3 servings of fruit.
And if you eat it in a bowl versus drinking from a glass, it lasts 'forever'. You'll have a heap big bowl of wonderfulness.
And you'll be stuffed. And satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.
It's like a fruit soup.
And it's cold like ice cream because I use frozen fruit or add some ice.
And you can add toppings like granola, nuts, coconut--even Magic Shell topping, all of which makes it like dessert! Dessert that is GOOD for you. That you can feel GOOD about eating. And that tastes GOOD to boot
I like to throw in half a scoop of protein powder for whey protein (which staves off hunger) and some plain yogurt or milk for calcium as well as protein,
And I usually add some flax meal for fiber. Or some chia seed, which I grind first due to diverticulosis.
And always--for the B vitamins (plus protein and fiber too) --my beloved nutritional yeast.
I've been eating it every day and my weight is at a new low by a few ounces.
And I feel great.
Maybe it's psychological. Or maybe it's not.
The proof is in the pudding--or in this case in the fruit bowl.
Note: It's not necessary to add all of the above to your smoothie in a bowl. Just use what you have on hand and see if you like it. I always buy bananas, and I keep frozen fruit in my freezer--strawberries, blueberries, or peaches. Begin with one or two fruits, enough to equal two servings, add some liquid --like milk, yogurt and/or water--and blend away. Usually the fruit is sweet enough for me, but you can add a little sweetener for taste if you desire.
I got the idea for smoothie in a bowl from KERF--i.e, Kath Eats blog. I thought 'what's the big deal about eating it in a bowl?'. Well, I found out.
When I drink it down, I guzzle it. Eating it with a spoon from a bowl takes longer and yields more pleasure and satisfaction--something any of us who are trying to lose weight need more of.
For pictures of smoothie in a bowl check out KERF.