- 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 tablespoon protein powder
- ¼ ripe avocado
- Pure liquid stevia, to taste
- 1 to 2 tablespoons 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!
Back-to-school recipe: Flat Belly Smoothie Bowl (Vegan Keto, Low Carb, Paleo)
- Blend all the ingredients until smooth.
- Add toppings of your choice. I kept it simple and used hemp seeds & mint, but feel free to get creative!
JULIE’S TIPS & TRICKS:
- 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.
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%)