Who Needs Cereal?
Working from home is great, but it wrecks havoc on your sleep schedule! With the freedom to wake up when you choose and working past normal hours, you start going to sleep later and later. Lately we’ve been trying to get our sleep schedules back on track to wake up earlier, and it’s tough! What’s tougher is waking up to a blasting alarm clock, having to make a good breakfast and run out the door to catch a train. We’ve done this for many years and we do not miss it.
Whether you work early or not, a good breakfast can set the tone for the rest of your day. And not having enough time to make it is an unfortunate thing that we love solving. Finding quick and easy breakfasts that are customizable to anyone’s tastes are the best!
Smoothies bowl have become very popular on Tumblr, Pinterest and other social media. They’re similar to a bowl of cereal but infinitely more nutritious.
The base of a smoothie bowl is a smoothie- something creamy and thick enough to hold toppings. Most smoothie bowl bases are made with lots of fruits, but on a low carb diet, we want to monitor and limit the amount of sugar. That’s not to say we’re ruling fruit out completely, but we decided to make a more veggie and protein based smoothie.
A mix of spinach, almond milk and cream makes for a great consistency and packs a vitamin and mineral punch. Add in a scoop of your favorite low carb protein powder and you’ve got a great tasting, high protein, low sugar, nutritious smoothie base that’ll keep you full. Now, let’s talk toppings.
Low carb means high fat! We chose the yummiest high fat toppings that pair beautifully together in this smoothie bowl. Fruits and nuts can be found in most smoothie bowls anyway! We chose raspberries and walnuts, our favorite! Along with that, some chewy, shredded coconut (unsweetened, of course). For some added thickness and fiber, we also added chia seeds!
Chia seeds are considered, by many, a super food. They’re full of antioxidants, vitamins & minerals, fiber and omega-3’s. They help regular blood sugar and make you feel fuller for longer!
Don’t forget to add a splash of coconut oil for its amazing benefits and a boost of fat! The coconut oil also helps the smoothie bowl base blend up creamy and smooth.
You don’t have to arrange your toppings in neat little rows. Blend your smoothie, throw in all your ingredients and eat with a spoon! You won’t find a better cereal alternative!
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