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It’s HOT out and running makes it feel even hotter, sweatier and smellier. Or is that just me?
After a super steamy run, I want something cool and refreshing. I’m a big fan of protein shakes and smoothies. They are great to refuel after a hard sweat session. You can take your favorite smoothie recipe up a notch by serving it up in a bowl and lacing it with your favorite toppings.
My favorite “Smoothie in a Bowl” resembles those Pitaya bowls everyone is raving about lately. Even better—this one is a lot cheaper, super delicious and made right in your own kitchen!
Tips for a great smoothie in a bowl:
- Make it thick. Keep your liquid add-ins to a minimum. Just add enough to get the blender going, but not make it too watered down.This might mean using frozen fruit instead of fruit juice. Consider freezing your almond milk (or other milk) into ice cubes.
- Serve it up right away. Don’t let the smoothie sit and potentially separate or melt. Enjoy ASAP!
- Ingredients like chia seeds, raw oats and nut butter can help make it a good, thick yet smooth consistency.
- Top with light weight options like fruit, seeds, cereal… heavier fruits or toppings can be incorporated right into the blender and mixed in the smoothie so they don’t sink.
My smoothie recipe of choice: 1 cup frozen blueberries, handful ice, container of vanilla yogurt, hemp seeds and pomegranate juice to get things moving in the blender.