Smoothie Bowls: Stick a Spoon In It!

Posted by casey weaver on

Do you need smoothie bowls in your life?  If you drink protein smoothies on a regular basis...probably!  Being in the smoothie business, of course we have seen the utter proliferation of smoothie bowls on social media, particularly on platforms like Instagram and Pinterest.  They look good...but are they worth the work?  And can a proper smoothie bowl be made with our Primo Smoothie protein smoothie mix?  Yes, and yes!  Smoothie bowls are a great way to bring variety to your protein smoothie routine, add a little texture, and just get creative.

Thanks to Briana Prinsloo for bringing her smoothie bowl creations made with Primo Smoothie to our attention...and being so kind to write the following and share her recipes with the Field Work Nutrition community!

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Words by Briana Prinsloo 

Smoothie bowls are not a new thing, but I have always rolled my eyes at the concept. Why would I want to eat a smoothie in a bowl… with a spoon?? It’s a drink, so put a straw in it and call it a day. That was until a friend of mine brought me one while we were vacationing at the beach. After one bite I was hooked!

So what IS a smoothie bowl? It’s exactly as it sounds- a smoothie in a bowl! The key to a good smoothie bowl is a perfect base. You want to make it thicker than a regular smoothie, and using less liquid and more frozen ingredients does just the trick! I like to freeze bananas (peel them first!) and use frozen spinach in mine to get the perfect texture. The SECRET to a perfect smoothie bowl adding in a scoop or two of Primo Smoothie to take the flavor and nutritional level up a notch! The best part of all is picking your toppings, which are endless! I enjoy adding some fresh fruit, nuts, and granola to all of my smoothie bowls. Some other delicious toppings are nut butters, coconut flakes, and seeds (pumpkin, chia, etc.)

I find that a smoothie bowl is more filling and satisfying than a regular smoothie. I like to add the granola to the bottom of the bowl as a good base, pour the smoothie in, and then cover it in toppings! After a good hard workout I want a way to refuel and cool down, and a Primo Smoothie Bowl is the perfect way to do both!!

 My favorite recipes:

Coco Verde (featured image)

Smoothie Base:

-1/2 frozen banana

-1 handful mixed frozen mixed fruit (peaches, mangos, pineapple, strawberries)

-1 cup frozen chopped spinach

-1/2 cup coconut milk

-1 scoop Vanilla Primo Smoothie

Toppings: Granola as a base, Coconut flakes, almond slivers, fresh mango, fresh blueberries

 Smoothie bowl made with our Primo Smoothie

Berry Berry Good

Smoothie Base:

-1/2 frozen banana

-1/4 cup frozen blueberries

-1/4 cup frozen strawberries

-5 frozen figs

-1 cup frozen chopped spinach

-1/2 cup almond milk

-1 scoop Vanilla Primo Smoothie

Toppings: Fresh strawberries, mangos, banana, and blueberries, chia seeds, almond slivers

Smoothie Bowl recipe made with our Primo Smoothie Protein Smoothie Mix 

Sunny Side Up

Smoothie Base:

-1 frozen banana

-1/4 cup frozen mangos

-1/4 cup frozen peaches

-1/2 cup coconut milk

-1 scoop Vanilla Primo Smoothie

Toppings: Granola, almond slivers, fresh peaches, fresh mango, coconut flakes

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