GUT LOVING, LOW SUGAR SMOOTHIE BOWL
Believe it or not..
smoothie bowls are usually;
- super hard on the digestion
-cause serious bloating
- high in sugar
(*NOTE sugar isn’t a bad thing, but can spike
insulin levels which can cause gut issues, create fatigue, tiredness etc)
The average smoothie bowl can contain
anywhere from 50-100g of sugar in just one serve!
It is all natural sugar, which isn’t necessarily bad for you..
but its just like everything, in moderation!
BUT like I said, too much sugar natural or not, ESPECIALLY in one sitting can have seriously effects on your digestion and gut!
so after a few attempts of trying to find ways to use less fruit in a smoothie bowl, but keep all the flavour and testing out what ingredients work well together, I have finally created a IBS/gut friendly smoothie bowl recipe!
less is more?
Okay, just being real..
this motto doesn’t apply to me in ALL areas of my life, but with INGREDIENTS it most certainly does!
CEE’s Toppings tips
Don’t overload your toppings with too many “super foods” the digestion works well with MINIMAL ingredients, make sure your nuts and seeds are activated (pre soaked) and stick with minimal fruit, I always stick with berries they work so well with my gut, are packed with antioxidants, and raspberries especially contain ellagic acid, a compound with anti-cancer properties. & overall all berries are a great sources of fiber to promote a healthy digestive system. And lastly, add a good amount of healthy fats.. they are your gut/skin and hairs best friend.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED -
1/2 - 1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen pre steamed cauliflower
3 tbsp almond milk
4 ice cubes
20g @nutraorganics plant protein (use ‘CEE20’ for 20% off all online purchases)
5g collagen powder
2 tbsp almond butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp greek or coconut yoghurt
MY FAV TOPPINGS -
Cashew or almond butter (both my obsessions right now)
Fresh raspberries or my raspberry chia jam you can find here
Extra treats like my homemade protein balls, raw bars etc.
DON’T FORGET TO TAG
so I can see all your remakes!
Simply blend all of your ingredients together in a high speed blender. (If your blender is not great you may need to add more liquid) I use a @vitamix
Top with your favourite toppings, and enjoy!