Back-to-school recipe: Flat Belly Smoothie Bowl

(Vegan, Low Carb, Paleo)


  • 1 ½ cup berries, frozen or fresh/thawed
  • 1 ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon MCT oil (or extra virgin coconut oil)
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons vegan keto vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ ripe avocado
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons maca powder (optional: if you like the flavor)

Are you looking for a quick and easy breakfast recipe that will save you time in the morning, boost your energy levels and kick your fat-burning metabolism into high gear? This flat belly smoothie bowl makes the perfect breakfast or snack on the go now that Summer is coming to an end and back-to-school time is in the air.

Whether you prefer a cooling ‘soft serve ice cream’ smoothie bowl or a warming breakfast to start the day, you can adjust the recipe to your liking. The smoothie is packed with healthy fats and plant-based protein – excellent to keep you satisfied until lunchtime, beat sugar cravings and keep you focused and energized throughout the morning.

Before I discovered the low carb high fat ‘keto’ way of cooking, I used to make gigantic breakfast smoothies with lots of fruit and greens. Super delicious and detoxifying, but they also left me feeling hungry (or should I say, hangry :)) just a few hours after breakfast. By adding plenty of healthy fats to your smoothies, you’ll keep your blood sugar level stable and your brain sharp. I can’t think of a better way to start your day!

Serve this smoothie for breakfast or as a healthy after school snack. If you’re making it with your kids, get them involved and let them choose their toppings: roughly chopped almonds, pumpkin seeds, fresh or frozen berries, hemp seeds, mint leaves, shredded coconut, edible flowers…

Just have fun!

Julie x

Back-to-school recipe: Flat Belly Smoothie Bowl (Vegan Keto, Low Carb, Paleo)


  1. Blend all the ingredients until smooth.
  2. Add toppings of your choice. I kept it simple and used hemp seeds & mint, but feel free to get creative!


  • If you’re using frozen berries, you can serve this smoothie bowl as a soft serve ice cream.
  • When the weather is getting cooler, you can use fresh or thawed berries and enjoy the smoothie at room temperature.
  • To make this smoothie bowl even higher in fat and lower in carbs, use only half of the berries and/or replace the almond milk with full-fat coconut milk.
  • Extra delicious: add a spoonful of almond or cashew butter.

Now I would love to hear from you!

How do you like to start your day: with a sweet breakfast, something savory or nothing at all?

Do you often skip breakfast or practice intermittent fasting?

Or do you need a filling breakfast to start your day on the right foot?

Do you have a favorite breakfast treat that you would like me to create a low carb version of?

Let me know by leaving a comment down below.

Flat Belly Smoothie Bowl Vegan Keto

Nutritional value (per person = the entire serving)

Total carbs 48,3 g Fiber 15,6 g Net carbs 32,6 g Protein 14,3 g Fats 30,5 g Of which saturated 14,6 g Calories 508,2 kcal

Macro nutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (37,8%), protein (10,7%), fats (51,5%)



Mijn ontbijt in de week bestaat meestal uit 2 bananen, 750ml rijstmelk, 1 eetlepel pindanotenpasta, 2 theelepels maca poeder en 1/2 theelepel kaneel. Even de blender aan en klaar.

Dimitri wrote Reply

Waar koop jij je proteïne poeder?

Karolien wrote Reply

Hey Karolien, afhankelijk van het type proteïnepoeder koop ik het in de biowinkel (hennep) of online (collageen). Vele groetjes, Julie

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