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Friday, January 24, 2020

Fruit and Nut Smoothie Bowl

This recipe is inspired by a meal from the FASTer Way meal plan. For more information about the FASTer Way program, go here ---> FASTer Way with AmyC

This recipe is all about the CARBS! In this recipe, I have made a delicious smoothie using frozen berries, almond milk, spinach, Greek yogurt and protein powder. Then topped with more berries, banana, nuts, seeds, honey and granola.

I am a big fan of DIY smoothie bowls (and acai bowls). These bowls are so versatile and are my favorite way to break my fast the day after low carb day. Seriously, in the FASTer Way, we are not shy about our carbs!

Carbohydrates are one of the body's main sources of energy and plays an important role in protecting our metabolism. So, if you are looking for a way to boost your carbs today, look no further than this amazing recipe.

Adding nuts and seeds to your smoothie, either when you blend or as toppings, is a great way to boost your fiber and healthy fats. Fiber helps control our insulin response to glucose. Healthy fats are the body's other main source of energy.

You really can't find a healthier way to enjoy a smoothie!

1 cup frozen berries 
1 scoop protein 
1 tbsp Greek yogurt 
1 cup baby spinach
3/4 cup almond milk

1 tsp chia seeds
Hemp seeds
Pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp granola
1/2 banana (sliced)
1/8 cup each raspberries, blueberries, blackberries 

1 tbsp honey

Nutrition info: 71g carbs, 10g fat, 20g protein, 18g fiber

Obviously, you can switch up the toppings to suit your own tastes, sensitivities and season. If you try it or use it as inspiration for your own, let me know in the comments!