Beautiful Natural Smoothie

If you’re not on Instagram, you’d be forgiven for not knowing of the latest trend that’s taken the health food community by storm. Meet the smoothie in a bowl – the hot new way of getting your five a day. At first glance, it looks like smoothie fans have just opted for a change of receptacle, ditching the conventional smoothie bottle for a bowl. But fans claim they are subtly different.

According to nutritionist and founder of Nutrition Stripped (nutritionstripped.com) McKel Hill, smoothie bowls are much thicker than their bottled counterparts. “They’re made thicker by the addition of ice, frozen fruits, frozen vegetables, protein powders or healthy fats,” she explains.
As such, the bowls are eaten like soup as opposed to being slurped through a straw. And the added extras allow makers to get more creative with their smoothies, especially when it comes to pretty toppings. Smoothie bowls are healthy, incredibly nourishing, easy on digestion and delicious when made correctly, though depending on the amounts of ‘extra’ ingredients added to make the smoothie bowl thicker, it can be higher in calories than a typical smoothie,” says McKel Hill.
“Also, although toppings are all the craze with smoothie bowls, it’s quite easy to add heaps of calories by adding granola, dried fruit, shredded coconut and more. Be mindful about the serving of each topping and ingredient used in the smoothie bowl.”

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