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5 Low Sugar Smoothie Bowl Recipes That We Love


February 22, 2018

5 Low Sugar Smoothie Bowl Recipes That We Love 

    As you guys know, we started SaladPower because we wanted a veggies first, lower sugar and simple ingredient juice option. We couldn't find one out there that met our nutritional standards, so we decided to make it for ourselves! Our same philosophy applies to the recipes that we share with you. Some of our most popular smoothie bowl recipes are not only pretty but are also nutritious and low in sugar - the perfect combo. One key discovery we've made is that substituting sugar heavy fruits with other low sugar thickening options like avocados or cauliflowers keeps smoothies healthy and creamy at the same time. Moreover, its worth noting that unlike any random smoothies, the best smoothie bowls are ones that are nutrient dense and contain all the macros that you need - basically, a complete meal. Here is a list of our top 5 favorite low sugar smoothie bowl recipes that you absolutely need to try.

1) Peanut Butter Green Smoothie Bowl:

      This is our personal favorite! Not only is it low in sugar but this smoothie also contains a ton of vitamin A & C (from the spinach + just veggies SaladPower), healthy fats (avocado and peanut butter) and protein. What else could you ask for? Heres the full recipe:

-1/2 frozen banana

-1/4 an avocado

-2 cups of spinach

-1/2 cup of Just Veggies SaladPower

-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

-1 scoop Vega Vanilla Protein & Greens protein powder

-4-6 ice cubes

-garnished w/ coconut flakes, oats, sliced kiwi and anything else to make it look as good as possible for when you post it on Instagram (duh). 

 

2) Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl:

     The name alone should sell you on this one! As we mentioned in the beginning, we replaced excess fruit with cauliflower in this recipe - this allowed the smoothie to maintain its thick, creamy texture without being too sweet. Moreover, much like the first recipe this one is nutrient dense and packed with all the macros you need. Here's the full recipe:

-1/2 frozen banana

-1/2 cup frozen cauliflower

-1 cup chopped carrots

-1/2 cup Just Veggies SaladPower

-1/2 cup unsweeted vanilla almond milk

-1 scoop Vega Protein & Greens vanilla protein powder

-1/4 tsp vanilla extra

-Dash of ground cinnamon + ground nutmeg

-Ice if needed.

3) Apple/Blueberry Low Sugar Smoothie Bowl:

      Don't let the fruits in the title fool you! This smoothie is as low glycemic as the others in this list. Moreover, it's absolutely a requirement that you include the edible flowers as garnish - to up your instagram street cred, obviously. We know that this smoothie is technically poured in a glass, but its as nutritious as any smoothie bowl, so we're keeping the name as is! #dealwithit. Here is the full recipe: 

-1/2 cup frozen cauliflower

-1/2 cup frozen blueberries

-1 scoop Vega Vanilla Protein & Greens protein powder

-1/2 cup veggies & apple SaladPower

-1/2 cup unsweeted vanilla almond milk

-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

-6-8 ice cubes

4) @EatFeelFresh's Low Glycemic Smoothie Bowl:

       Our friend Sahara @EatFeelFresh came up with another one of our favorite smoothie bowls - her cauliflower and strawberry based smoothie. As she explains in her full post here, the difference between any random smoothie and a smoothie bowl is that a smoothie bowl is a complete meal. That means it is as nutrient dense and full of all the macros as possible. This recipe doesn't fall short of this definition, heres the recipe: 

-1/4 cup frozen strawberries

-1 cup frozen steamed cauliflower

-1/2 avocado

-1 bottle Just Veggies SaladPower

-1 scoop raw vegan protein powder

-Top w/ granola

 5) Sweet Potato, Maca and Blueberry Goddess:

     Our final recipe combines some ingredients that might shock you at first...but believe us, this actually tastes really good! Not only does this contain cauliflower (noticing a pattern here?!) but it also contains ginger, fresh maca powder, chia seeds AND some sweet potatoes. That new-ness. We love experimenting, precisely because it yields results like these. Check out the recipe:

-1/3 cup frozen roasted purple sweet potato

-1/2 cup of frozen steamed cauliflower

-1/4 cup of frozen wild blueberries

-2 tbsp hemp protein

-1 tbsp chia seeds

-1/2 tsp of maca powder

-1/2 tsp of fresh ginger

-1/2 bottle Just Veggies SaladPower

-Top w/ low sugar carnola, Jem Organics' Cinnamon Maca Almond butter, bee pollen and blackberries. 

   

       We hope you enjoyed this list of low sugar, nutrient dense smoothie bowls! One common theme of all these bowls is that they replace sugary ingredients with lower glycemic ones that still give the smoothies a creamy texture. Try using a little less fruits and some more cauliflower in your next smoothie, and let us know if you have any other recipes that we should check out in the comments below! 



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