Lower Sugar Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

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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!

Lower Sugar Blueberry Smoothie Bowl: How to make delicious smoothie bowls with less sugar and the same great taste.

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 and I’ve partnered with Bob’s Red Mill, whose products are always found in my pantry, for this great recipe.

Lower Sugar Blueberry Smoothie Bowl: How to make delicious smoothie bowls with less sugar and the same great taste.

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.

Lower Sugar Blueberry Smoothie Bowl: How to make delicious smoothie bowls with less sugar and the same great taste.

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.

Lower Sugar Blueberry Smoothie Bowl: How to make delicious smoothie bowls with less sugar and the same great taste.

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?

Lower Sugar Blueberry Smoothie Bowl: How to make delicious smoothie bowls with less sugar and the same great taste.

Lower Sugar Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Lower Sugar Blueberry Smoothie Bowl: How to make delicious smoothie bowls with less sugar and the same great taste.

If you are worried about the sugar content in smoothies, you are going to enjoy this delicious, Lower Sugar Blueberry Smoothie Bowl!

  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 teaspoons Bob’s Red Mill Chia Seeds
  • 1 scoop Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla protein (optional)

For topping:

  • Bob’s Red Mill Hemp seeds, Bob’s Red Mill Muesli, additional chia seeds, shredded coconut, pepita seeds, etc.

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients inside your blender and blend until smooth, pausing a few times to stir mixture if necessary.
  2. Transfer smoothie inside a medium bowl and top with your favorite toppings.
Lower Sugar Blueberry Smoothie Bowl: How to make delicious smoothie bowls with less sugar and the same great taste.
Lower Sugar Blueberry Smoothie Bowl: How to make delicious smoothie bowls with less sugar and the same great taste.

206 thoughts on “Lower Sugar Blueberry Smoothie Bowl”

  1. Rae Varela says:

    I either put spinach or kale, plain nonfat Greek yogurt, a serving of fruit, unsweetened coconut milk and a scoop shakeology which Is loaded with all natural healthy ingredients like flax seed and chia seed and sooo much more. I love me daily smoothie! I gives me so much energy, better than coffee!

  2. Bree says:

    I like to add flaxseed. It helps gets things a moving when things are a tad slow..

  3. Ruth says:

    I love to add some fresh lemon! Thank you!

  4. virginia says:

    my favorite thing is to put strawberries, love me some strawberries

  5. Laurie says:

    I love adding coconut oil to my smoothies. It adds a slight coconut flavor and healthy fat.

  6. Destiny says:

    Right now I love blueberries! But spinach and chia seeds are a staple in my smoothies.

  7. Rachna says:

    Avocados and Hemp seeds

  8. debbie says:

    greek yogurt, chia seeds and fruit.

  9. Faith M says:

    Peanut Butter

  10. Talia B. says:

    Frozen bananas!

  11. Patricia Alford says:

    Banana

  12. Erika says:

    Nothing better than some fresh raspberries and some shaved chocolate… a divine combination that adds just that little extra to any fruit smoothie!

  13. Neelam says:

    Mango.. Frozen mangoes…

  14. Heather Irwin says:

    What I love about smoothies is vercitliy. I have same old, over and over, so even if I have to watch that cartoon yet again, I can change my smoothie!

  15. Rachel S. says:

    I love adding non-fat plain greek yogurt!

  16. Kristina Tucker says:

    My favorite thing is to add a bunch of kale to any of my smoothies !

  17. Hrisi says:

    Toasted pine nuts, yum!

  18. AnnEllen says:

    Love my new must have in smoothie bowls and recipes, chia seeds, very healthful to family with chronic health issues. Add it in with Greek yogurt, berries, bananas, melons, and sprinkle of dried fruit. A gourmet breakfast, sometimes too pretty too eat.

  19. Stacy Fellows says:

    We like berries, berries and more berries with a banana and yogurt to help make it thick and creamy. I would love to try adding the chia seeds too.

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