And we’re on to number 2 after last week’s Parmesan and Mushroom Omelet for Weight-Loss: my Immune-Boosting Pineapple and Turmeric Smoothie Bowl 🙂
I am SO amped to share this with you guys!!!
I’ll be honest – I’m one of those people who DON’T care much for gimmicky food trends, BUT for the second time I have to eat my words (literally!) – the first time being the Buddha Bowl trend which was MARVELLOUS. And indeed, I am a little slow on the uptake because smoothie bowls have been trending for a while now. In my defense, I don’t enjoy promoting anything to you guys that I don’t 100% believe is wonderful – for example, for selfish reasons.
For a while, I considered smoothie bowls just another foodie fad that would quickly fizzle out. Much like a reporter, I feel like it is my responsibility to at least explore all these foodie trends so that I can deliver my feedback to all of you.
So, I tried making this Pineapple and Turmeric Smoothie Bowl 🙂
What’s the difference between a smoothie and a smoothie bowl?
Simple. The only difference is the quantity of liquid you add to the mix. Therefore, in a smoothie bowl, you would add MUCH LESS liquid (in this case, water) than you would if you were making a smoothie version. The idea is to be able to EAT the smoothie…with a spoon!
Initially, I thought this was stupid (like people trying to re-invent the wheel) – but after making this smoothie bowl I was pleasantly surprised…
IT WAS LIKE HAVING HEALTHY, LOW-CALORIE ICE-CREAM!!!!!
I’m sure you guys are curious to know why this is an IMMUNE-BOOSTING smoothie bowl:
- Pineapple is high in anti-oxidants, boosts energy levels and is an anti-inflammatory.
- Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient (among a host of other health benefits)
PLUS this Pineapple and Turmeric Smoothie Bowl is GREAT FOR WEIGHT-LOSS:
- Contains ONLY 219 calories for an entire bowl!
- Is high in protein!
- The only liquid is zero-calorie water (yay!)
Kay, now I’m done 🙂 Read on for instructions…
Pineapple & Turmeric IMMUNE-BOOSTING Smoothie Bowl Recipe
Right, so as you can see by the photos, I did indeed PIMP this smoothie bowl to look kind of awesome 🙂 Of course, you are more than welcome to add all those trimmings, but bear in mind that they all add extra calories…
Trust me, the smoothie bowl by itself is MORE THAN satisfying on its own! But I’m sure you understand that we all eat with our eyes first…and yes…I want you guys to make this so that you taste how absolutely delicious this one is!
Blending is crucial!! I cannot stress this enough! Because if you get this part wrong…you’ll end up with a smoothie and unfortunately not a yummy ice-cream-like smoothie bowl.
SO – Add all the ingredient (frozen pineapple and banana, protein powder, turmeric), and then add a LITTLE water at a time. Maybe start with 1/4 cup, and then blend. If it’s not enough just keep adding tiny drops of water until the mixture just comes together.
*Please scroll down to the print-version for full instructions 🙂
These are fantastic for meal-prep! I like to buy lots of pineapple and banana and put them into individual servings in Ziplocs and keep them in the freezer for a convenient breakfast (or snack).
All that’s left to do is add protein powder, turmeric, and water 🙂
- Calories: 219
- Fat: 1.1g
- Carbohydrates: 39.3g
- Sugar: 25.7g
- Sodium: 2.3mg
- Fiber: 4.4g
- Protein: 16.6g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- 1 cup frozen chopped pineapple
- ½ a frozen banana, chopped
- ¼ tsp ground turmeric
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder*
- ¼ cup water
- Add all the ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until the mixture is the consistency of ice-cream (be careful NOT to over-blend otherwise it will be too watery).
- Scoop into a bowl and devour!