Health

This Crunchy Smoothie Bowl Will Keep You Full And Energized

It turns out serving your smoothie in a bowl versus a cup keeps you feeling full, longer!

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Here’s a great reason to serve your smoothie in a bowl instead of a glass:

A British study found that subjects perceived thicker drinks to be more filling than those with a thinner consistency, even when they contained the same number of calories. So a smoothie bowl could keep you satisfied longer.

Try this recipe:

MOCHA BREAKFAST BOWL

SERVES 1

This smoothie bowl may taste like a dessert, but it’s decidedly breakfast in nature. The wallop of protein in Greek yogurt will help keep you feeling full throughout the morning hours, espresso powder puts some zip in your step, dates add natural sweetness and nutrition-dense peanut butter doesn’t just belong on toast.

Sprinkle on some lower-sugar granola for great crunch and energizing carbs.

Ingredients
1/4 cup milk
1/2cup plain Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 pitted medjool date
1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. instant espresso powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. cardamom
1 small frozen banana, chopped
Pinch of salt
Garnish options: Granola, raspberries

Directions
Place milk, yogurt, peanut butter, date, cocoa powder, espresso powder, vanilla, cardamom, banana and a pinch of salt in a blender container, and blend until smooth. Place in a bowl, and garnish with granola and raspberries or other desired toppings.

NUTRITIONAL INFO PER SERVING: 363 CALORIES, 19G PROTEIN, 10G FAT, 59G CARBS, 32MG SODIUM