Finding keto breakfast options is tricky right? Look no further than this bone broth smoothie bowl recipe packed with healthy fats that’ll fuel your morning.
I know what you’re thinking. Bone broth does not belong anywhere near my smoothie bowl.
I assure you, much like oatmeal, you will never taste bone broth in your am or pm smoothie bowl or smoothie for that matter.
When you think of smoothie bowl recipes, you typically think fruits like acai. This led to smoothies and bowls being the most overhyped (un)healthy meal on the planet.
Don’t even get me started with juicing. So you’re telling me that we’re going to strip all the nutrients and fiber out of a fruit/vegetable, isolate the sugar, then sell it as a health food for exorbitant prices?
Maybe I should hire ‘big juice / smoothie’s’ PR firm.
Low carb bone broth smoothie bowl
Most smoothies and smoothie bowls merely sugar bombs masquerading as healthy. Since the blender is processing the fruits for you, they pass through your digestive tract quickly, releasing the sugars into your bloodstream.
What you think is good for you sends your blood sugar skyrocketing. Productivity wanes. Not good.
I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be like that. A few easy substitutions slow down digestion to make smoothie bowls nutrient dense and good for you.
Adding in frozen cauliflower and avocado gives you the texture and thickness in a smoothie bowl you crave, without the sugar coma.
Hot tip: slice a few avocados and freeze them in ziploc bags for your smoothie bowls. Canned pumpkin is a great substitute if you don’t have avocados
The spinach adds in another serving of vegetables that you don’t notice. Frozen spinach works great.
Bone broth gives you 10 grams of collagen protein that you won’t even notice. And the turmeric needs little introduction. It’s anti inflammatory and health benefits are well documented.
When combining these vegetables with protein from bone broth and healthy fats it will aid digestion, cause your body to slowly process it leaving you satisfied longer.
Smoothie bowls are dead easy to prepare. Just place all ingredients into your blender. Blend for 30-40 seconds, and you’re ready to eat!
All of the main ingredients can be frozen ahead of time so you don’t need to worry about things going bad in your fridge.
- 2/3 cup non-dairy milk
- 2/3 cup organic chicken bone broth
- 1 cup spinach
- ½ avocado
- 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
- Half thumb size of fresh ginger, peeled
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp maple syrup or honey (omit if you want sugar free)
- Optional: 1 tbsp nut butter
- Toppings: cacao nibs, hemp hearts, coconut flakes, hemp hearts, pecans, walnuts.
- Works best with frozen cauliflower for thickness and consistency. Fresh or steamed works too, but use less liquid ingredients if so.
- Blend all ingredients (except toppings) until smooth.
- Pour from blender to a bowl
- Add in your toppings
Photo by Ben Neale on Unsplash
I wrote about the differences in this article: https://bluebirdprovisions.co/blogs/news/bone-broth-powder
Hope it helps and let me know if you have any other questions.
Connor, you talk more about chicken vs beef bone broth. I understand beef is liquid and sold in Canada only. Im curious if there is a nutritional difference.
No questions are silly questions. I should have clarified in the article but I would recommend preparing the bone broth first with boiling water, then letting it cool before you add to the smoothie.
This may be a silly question but in the smoothie bowl do you prepare the broth with boiling water and then let it cool before adding to blender. It’s not bone broth powder 2/3 cup?
Glad you got some bone broth. In terms of using it, the possibilities are endless.
This article is a great starting point for sipping bone broth: https://bluebirdprovisions.co/blogs/news/bone-broth-add-ins
In terms of cooking with bone broth, checkout these summer recipes: https://bluebirdprovisions.co/blogs/news/summer-recipes-bone-broth
You could consider adding raspberries or blackberries. They tend to spike blood sugar the least of fruits.
Are there any fruits that could be added to still keep this smoothie relatively low carb?