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. I love using mixed berries, chia seeds and kale in my smoothies

  2. Mehreen Arbab says:

    I love love love to add chia and berries of all kind to my smoothies and of course Banana to sweeten it. I like the taste of banana in smoothie than honey.

  3. Melissa Adams says:

    I like to add homemade plain yogurt and plain protein powder to add a little more protein. I love berries and chia seeds as well! Love, love, love, smoothies!

  4. Sue says:

    I love to add kefir for probiotics and kale or spinach along with berries and/or pineapple for a little sweetness. Avocado makes it really creamy and I feel good about the healthy fat it contains. Yum!

  5. Chelsea Rutledge says:

    I love smoothies and blueberries is one of my favorites!

  6. Erin Wulff says:

    Mango and pineapple is my favorite with Swiss Chard and I always add chia it makes the smoothie!

  7. Carol says:

    I would add chocolate chips to mine. 🙂 they are yummy.

  8. Wendy says:

    I love adding avocados and fresh baby spinach to smoothies! My 4 year old twin boys are already smoothie lovers and enjoy helping to create new combinations. Thanks for the neat giveaway!

  9. Diane says:

    I gave up smoothies because of the high sugar content of most. Nice to see a recipe with lower sugar!

  10. Pat Stone says:

    Collagen, home-made kefir and pineapple are my favorites.

  11. Amy Rowson says:

    I love pumpkin smoothies. Pumpkin puree, carrots, apple, spinach, Chia seeds, GF oats and water.

  12. jacquelyn cato says:

    Pineapple is my favorite fruit to add in smoothies!

  13. Barbara says:

    I always use frozen bananas and our homemade yogurt.

  14. Daphne says:

    Frozen cherries for a bright pink smoothie!

  15. Melissa J Beeson Higgins says:

    I throw in spinach or kale with blueberries and no one notices. Also I like toasted almonds on top for the crunch.

  16. Sarah says:

    We love smoothies as well with the fruit, honey and Greek yougurt!! Thank you for the new recipes with different ingredients.

  17. A Shoemaker says:

    We usually add oats. We like the hartiness of an oat thickened smoothie. I will have to try the chia seeds though. I like the things they bring to the mix. Love the site!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Congratulations! You have been chosen as our winner for this giveaway. Check your inbox for an email from Stephanie@momables.com

      1. A Shoemaker says:

        Thank you Laura and Stephanie. I am a huge fan of your site and will put the prize to great use.

        1. Laura Fuentes says:

          I’m so excited for you!

  18. Susannah Fearno says:

    I love adding spinach to my smoothies because it is the only way I can get my picky 5 year old to eat it!

  19. Phyllis says:

    My favorite thing to add is matcha powder for a little kick.

  20. Linda K says:

    I love strawberries and bananas

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