Time to eat healthy with a Strawberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl. This easy strawberry smoothie is topped with granola, coconut, nuts, and chocolate chips. It’s a sweet snack anytime of day.
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I have officially jumped on the smoothie bowl bandwagon!!! Over the past year I have seen so many different versions of smoothies in bowls, and I couldn’t understand the hype! It didn’t make much sense to me.
Now that I’m really trying to eat healthier, I decided to give smoothie bowls a try. Holy cow! Why did I wait so long?!?!?! I’m totally hooked on toppings and smoothies together. I get the hype now!!
I drink smoothies often because they are easy and healthy, but there are times when I just want to chew on something. If I’m on top of things, I will make a pan of this broccoli and cheese egg casserole at the beginning of the week to reheat in the microwave. The less time I have to think about eating keeps me from making bad choices first thing in the morning.
Since I’m going bonkers for strawberries this month, a strawberry smoothie was my first choice. I usually keep a few bags of different fruits in the freezer, so making smoothies is painless. Recently I started buying bags of frozen strawberry slices because they blend up a little easier. Most stores carry them right next to the whole berries.
To give the smoothie a little bit of a tropical flair, I blended the strawberries with coconut milk. There is usually a carton of this milk available in my fridge because I’m the only one who drinks it. Although, I have been known to hide it in baked goods. So far my family hasn’t figured out my little secret!
A shot of vanilla protein powder ensures I will stay fuller longer. Protein also gives you a little more endurance to finish physical activities. Since I’m trying to be consistent with doing burpees, using kettle bells, and doing sit ups in our home gym, I need all the energy and endurance I can get.
Figuring out toppings for this strawberry coconut smoothie bowl was so fun. I just went into our pantry and found things that sounded good with strawberries.
Granola, pecans, coconut, fresh strawberries, and of course some chocolate got sprinkled across the top of my bowl. Any chance I get to incorporate chocolate into a “healthy” treat, I’m going to do it!
I did take the time to cut my strawberries into hearts because February is heart-healthy month, but regular slices are just fine too. Make sure you take time to have regular check ups with your doctor, start eating healthier, and exercising each day. Small changes like this can make a big difference in your heart care.
Now that I’ve jumped onto the smoothie bowl train, I’m a little more excited for smoothies in the morning! Until I come up with more options, this strawberry coconut smoothie bowl will be happening regularly.
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- 1 cup low fat coconut milk
- 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberry slices
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract, optional
- 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons chocolate granola
- 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons pecan chips
- 1/4 cup fresh strawberry slices
- Place the coconut milk, strawberry slices, protein powder, and extract in a blender. Process until smooth.
- Pour into two bowls. Top with chocolate chips, granola, coconut, pecan chips, and strawberries. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 549Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 127mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 7gSugar: 18gProtein: 15g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.
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