Smoothie Bowls for your Valentine February 13, 2017 17:10

Protein Smoothie Bowl

Nothing says "I love you" like making a nutritious smoothie bowl for your loved one!

Smoothie Bowls are so simple to make!

   Stir 1-2 scoops of Complete Whey Protein Creamy Vanilla flavor
   into 1 cup of Organic Plain Yogurt

   Add a dash of Ceylon Cinnamon

   If desired, add xylitol or stevia for added sweetness

   Top with sliced banana, fresh organic strawberries, unsweetened
   shredded coconut & raw almonds

   We used tiny heart shaped cookie cutters for the heart strawberries!

   if desired: substitute Complete Pea Protein or Complete Paleo Protein

Healthy Benefits of this recipe:

Bananas are naturally fat and cholesterol free and contain many vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B6 and Potassium.

Bananas also contain protease inhibitors, a substance that breaks down bacteria in the stomach that cause ulcers.

Strawberries are full of healthy antioxidants like quercetin and kaempferol. They also contain vitamin C, folate, potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium.

The antioxidants found in strawberries help lower LDL cholesterol and reduce inflammation in the joints.

Shredded coconut is a source of unrefined coconut oil, which offers such health benefits as increasing your metabolism rate and keeping your hormones balanced.

Coconuts are a delicious SUPERFOOD! They help keep your immune system healthy, aid in weight loss, help to control blood sugar and pressure.

Raw Almonds contain: Protein, Dietary and Insoluble Fiber, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Folate, Vitamin B, Biotin, Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Copper, Magnesium and Phosphorous.

Ceylon Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-tumor, cardiovascular, cholesterol-lowering, and immunomodulatory effects.

Ceylon Cinnamon may help treat Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels and increasing the amount of insulin production in the body.

Complete Whey Protein contains Cysteine which in turn contains sulphur which means that cysteine can bind to toxins and ship them to the liver where the liver can further detoxify and eliminate those toxins.

Complete Whey Protein can help replace fat with lean muscle which leads to a higher metabolism and increased energy.

The pro-biotic strains of bacteria present in organic yogurt boost the immune system and reduce the incidence of infections, inflammatory diseases, and allergies. Yogurt is also rich in potassium and magnesium- 2 essential minerals for the health of our bodies!