It’s one thing to make a delicious and nutrient-dense smoothie bowl, it’s another thing to add toppings in a beautiful way for flavor, presentation, and added nutrition — here’s our hack.
The Smoothie Bowl Sprinkle is the 1-minute wonder to make your smoothie bowls taste delicious, add more nutrients, add texture, and it still looks beautiful enough for an Instagram shot if that’s your thing.
This sprinkle can be used on top of yogurts, ice cream, and of course smoothies — it combines all your favorite toppings for smoothies like nuts, seeds, and superfoods yet in an easy to serve way. Another great thing about having a large batch of this ready for the week (or month depending on how quickly you go through it!), is the ability to top a smoothie, yogurt, or bowl of ice cream with a shake of a spoon in less than 1 minute compared to getting all the toppings out of your pantry individually. I’m all about efficiencies and making our lives easier when it comes to healthy eating, so why not combine things we use for toppings all in one mix ready to go?
Not All Smoothie Bowl Toppings Are The Same
First things first, you don’t need to top your smoothie bowl with anything at all! Smoothie bowls, Nutrition Stripped style, are loaded with fiber, greens, protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates mainly from fruit — so there’s plenty of nutrient density going on here.
But, if you want to increase the nutrient density further, you can have fun with the toppings such as nuts, seeds, and superfoods, which also make the presentation of any smoothie bowl pretty. We all know how important presentation is when it comes to trying new foods or in general just getting excited and looking forward to eating a nourishing meal — doubly so when you’re trying to encourage healthy habits in kiddos!
In this smoothie bowl sprinkle, I don’t use a lot of dried fruits or additional sugar even from natural sources like dates because you’re using this on a smoothie bowl — most often smoothie bowls have a base which includes frozen fruit like bananas or berries in order to get that thick creamy texture.
Let’s say you use frozen chopped zucchini to make the smoothie bowl lower in sugar, then this would be a great example of where you can add additional dried fruit into the sprinkle recipe, otherwise, this is loaded with healthy fats, minerals, fiber, and plant-based protein.
Want to learn about the health benefits and nutrition of the ingredients in this recipe, be sure to visit the NS Food Index!