Vanilla Berry Smoothie Bowl
I don't know if its because its Spring, but I cannot get enough berries lately. Maybe I need the extra antioxidants?
Smoothie bowls are a fantastic way to get a satisfying, nutrient-rich meal without any fat.
Fat is a very controversial topic, especially in the United States. Some people swear by a high-fat diet (think Keto, Paleo). Some people can't handle a lot of fat.
The truth is that no one is wrong, because every BODY is different. But, you should be aware of what high fat consumption over time can do to your body. Diabetes, heart disease, obesity, cancer, sleep apnea, skin rashes, gal bladder disease/removal, liver and pancreatic disease, and inflammation are just a TINY FRACTION of the effects of consumption of a high-fat diet over time.
Everything we eat and drink gets processed through the liver, and a high-fat diet over time can really take its toll on the liver, pancreas, and gal bladder. This is exactly what happened to me with my eczema. Who knew?! A high-fat diet + sluggish liver = skin rashes, eczema, psoriasis, cystic acne, and MUCH more.
As I recovering fat-addict and also as someone who can't handle a lot of fat, I really appreciate recipes like these that are filling, satisfying, and don't make me feel yucky. This is a great recipe to have in your detox toolbelt!
1 frozen banana
2 cups of mixed frozen berries
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 oat milk, or other plant milk
Unsweetened coconut flakes
Nuts or seeds
Combine banana, frozen berries, dates, vanilla extract, and oat milk in a high speed blender or food processor. Use the tamper or spatula to scrape down the sides. Blend until completely smooth and creamy. Top with whatever you want and enjoy!