Are you tired of drinking your breakfast? As a busy mom, I have been drinking my breakfast (smoothie) for quite some time now, but never really paid attention to the sugar content of my smoothie until I started actually tracing my macros a few months ago. If you are worried about the sugar content, you are going to enjoy this delicious, Lower Sugar Blueberry Smoothie Bowl! Yes, you won’t be drinking your breakfast!
Since then, I have been working on making the same great tasting smoothies, but cutting most of the sugar. If you’re like me and you’ve been wanting to try smoothie bowls but haven’t because of the high sugar content in the traditional recipe, you have to watch this video where I show you how to make a lower sugar blueberry smoothie bowl!
And on to my tip for making Lower Sugar smoothie bowls, it’s a secret ingredient that isn’t much of a secret any more. One of the secret ingredients to making this delicious smoothie is chia seeds.
Chia seeds are a great superfood because they are easy to digest, have fiber, protein, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, calcium, other vitamins and minerals and a rich source of antioxidants.
What’s awesome is that they absorb 12 times its weight in water so a couple of tablespoons will help thicken up this smoothie without having to add additional frozen fruit.
One more tip for your smoothie bowl is to use half of an avocado instead of banana! Yes, that’s right, I put avocado in my smoothie bowls. For both the health benefits but also, combined with the chia seeds it helps this smoothie bowl come out nice and thick, and you can’t even taste it.
What I like to do is go back into my pantry and look for other great things that provide that added crunch I love without adding a lot of sugar.
I try to limit myself to three or for toppings, as this is where my smoothie bowl will add a lot of extra sugars that I wasn’t planning for. Having a limit helps me when choosing as well. Some of my favorite toppings include, unsweetened shredded coconut, hemp seed hearts, granola, muesli, seeds, sliced almonds, and berries.
And here you have it. A gorgeous smoothie bowl loaded with nutrition and a lot less sugar. If you want to go ahead and try it in a cup though you can, or whip up my Triple Berry Smoothie with Yogurt. You really can’t go wrong with smoothies, whether you choose a cup or a bowl!
What is your favorite ingredient to add to your smoothie or smoothie bowl?Print
Blueberry Protein Smoothie Bowl
If you are worried about the sugar content in smoothies, you are going to enjoy this delicious, protein smoothie bowl with blueberries.
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Smoothies
- Method: Blender
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ½ avocado
- 1 cup ice
- 2 teaspoons Chia Seeds
- 1 scoop Vanilla protein
- Hemp seeds, Mill Muesli, additional chia seeds, shredded coconut, pepita seeds, etc.
- Place all ingredients inside your blender and blend until smooth, pausing a few times to stir mixture if necessary.
- Transfer smoothie inside a medium bowl and top with your favorite toppings.