Low Carb Smoothie Bowl Recipe
I’m gonna show you a really great slow carb smoothie bowl recipe. I don’t know about you, but I love those types of bowls.
This is part 4 of a 4-part recipe series with my friends from Yoplait on 4 easy, creative ways to incorporate more yogurt into our diets! For these recipes I’ll be using YQ Plain yogurt – it is ultra filtered milk and packed with protein. A 5oz serving has 17g protein and 1g sugar.
Smoothie bowls are one of my favorites and likely a favorite of yours too. While there’s nothing wrong with consuming a bowl of nature’s candy, these bowls can be pretty high in added sugar. Once you factor in the real sugar from fruits and the added sugar from sweet toppings such as granola or agave, a smoothie bowl can easily be over 100g of just sugar. And depending on your goals or your health (i.e., fitness/physique goals, blood sugar, etc) a smoothie bowl doesn’t quite fit into your diet. But there’s a fix for that…
Behold the power of zucchini! I’m using frozen zucchini as a base for the smoothie bowl in order to add volume and texture while minimally adding any sugar. Plus, I’m using low glycemic, yet high flavor fruits, blueberries, and blackberries, to give this bowl color and a sweet and tart flavor. And instead of adding a bunch of sugary granola on top, try raw nuts and seeds! They’ll provide protein along with the yogurt, as well as energizing fats and a satisfying crunch with every bite! Enjoy our healthy smoothie bowl recipe.
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Low Carb Smoothie Bowl Recipe
Ingredients for 1 smoothie bowl
- 1 cup plain yogurt (I used YQ Plain)
- 3/4 cup frozen blackberries and blueberries mix (or simply one of the berries)
- 1/2 medium frozen zucchini, peeled
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional but recommended for added flavor)
- Toppings (optional)
- 2-3 tablespoons of your favorite raw nuts, seeds or dried coconut (I used a combination of chia, walnuts, dried coconut and pumpkin seeds)
**Note: Macros include 3 tablespoons of chopped nuts**
Want to enhance the flavor even more?
- sprinkle in cinnamon or nutmeg
- Add 1/2 scoop of your favorite low-carb protein powder (you may need to add an extra tablespoon of yogurt to help with mixing)
- Get zesty! Garnish the bowl with a bit of lemon, lime or orange zest
Place all ingredients, except for the toppings, into a blender. Start on low speed and gradually pick up speed. Blend until smooth but before careful not to overdo it since the blender will actually heat up the smoothie and your bowl will be more like a drink instead of sorbet like.
Empty the smoothie into a bowl. Add your desired toppings if any.
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