1 celebrity weight loss trend we love: smoothie bowls
No sugar but an abundance of superfoods
When it comes to convenience, you can always count on the humble fruit smoothie for a meal on the go. But celebrities like Nargis Fakhri and Jacqueline Fernandez know there’s no better way to get your five in a day than a thick, smoothie bowl. Whip these up in your kitchen primarily with frozen fruit and yogurt and top them up with dry fruits for a healthy, body-toning breakfast. If you want to take it up a notch, try packing in superfoods like acai berries for their anti-oxidant properties and granola to reduce cholesterol.
Divya Advani, owner of the Brownsalt Bakery in Mumbai knows just how to create the right bowl of goodness. She creates new flavours of granola every month, ranging from a honey hazelnut mix to a Nutella concoction and puts together quick breakfast recipes to charge you up for the day.
4 smoothie bowl recipes you need to try
The Protein Shake
If you love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, try substituting it for a healthier version. Take 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and blend it with half a cup of milk and a banana for a shot of protein. You won’t even feel the lack of unhealthy carbs if you add on a spoon or two of Brownsalt’s banana bread granola to boost your energy.
The Vitamin Booster
Don’t just eat your mango solo. Chop it into small chunks and blend it with half a cup of skimmed milk to prepare a thin smoothie that’s rich in dietary fibre and vitamins. Top this off with a sugar-free quinoa and cranberry granola and a spoon of chia seeds to increase good cholesterol levels.
The Immunity Backer
Love a banana and strawberry sundae? Switch it up for the same smoothie bowl that’s rich in Vitamin C. It helps improve your immunity and is also a super tasty combination. Take half a cup of strawberries and a banana and blend it with a quarter cup of milk. This one tastes great chilled, so add in some ice cubes to the mix as well. Finish with a rose and pistachio granola from Brownsalt for a crunchy texture.
The Skin Savior
Undereye creams are great, but what if we told you the basic sweet peach also helps reduce dark circles and puffiness? Peel and pop this fruit into a blender with yogurt for a thick and healthy smoothie bowl. To make this more filling and help with weight loss, sprinkle with honey and hazelnut granola.
Get your granola fix on Brownsaltbakery.com