Ross’s Frozen Smoothie Bowl

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Ross’s Frozen Smoothie Bowl

Macro Break Down:

Calories: 860

Protein: 48g

Carbs: 106g

Fat: 34g

Why eat this mammoth of a smoothie?

Packed with nutrients and perfect for a pre-workout meal, you cannot go wrong with this frozen smoothie bowl. It is loaded with just the right amount of protein and the right amount of heart healthy fats, crossing off all of your recommended macros for a meal. By now you are asking… how do we make this mammoth of a smoothie bowl? And today, I share with you my key to a perfect breakfast that is sure to satiate your sweet tooth, and your hunger.

 

  1. Prepare a giant bowl to place fruit in to freeze overnight.
  2. Place the following fresh fruit in bowl: 7oz of blackberries and blueberries, 8oz of raspberries, and 300g of strawberries (green part sliced off).
  3. Cover in plastic wrap and allow to freeze overnight.
  4. The next day, have a premier protein shake, a Chobani fruit on the bottom, and lastly, olive oil. Yes, olive oil. I also will sometimes add Walden Farms zero calorie caramel or chocolate sauce, but this is something that I do not recommend if you are trying to keep your smoothie as healthy as possible.
  5. Place liquids into your blender first. I start with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the entire premier protein, and the entire Chobani fruit on bottom. If you do not like the hint of olive oil in your smoothie, I also like peanut butter, but you need to add some form of heart-healthy fat to digest all of the protein, or it will go right to your kidneys.
  6. I then place all of the frozen fruit in the blender, starting with strawberries (as the biggest pieces of fruit should go on the bottom, then the rest of the berries.
  7. Lastly, I add some ice and place cap over blender and begin to blend.

 

Not even a flashy blendtec 800 pro-series will blend this smoothie with ease (editors note: food processors make fantastic smoothie bowls.) You will need a spatula to poke this smoothie with everything you have to break up the frozen bits. I also take a mallet and press it down multiple times and continue to put it in the blender until it gets a sorbet consistency. Now, sometimes the blender cannot handle all of the frozen fruit, and I will sometimes not freeze the fruit overnight and just do a non-frozen fruit smoothie. The smoothie will be more of a liquid texture, but equally delicious to its frozen counterpart. One thing to remember is this smoothie is enormous. As an athlete, I have no trouble devouring the entire thing; however, for someone who eats a normal amount in one sitting, this can feet up to 4 people (depending on how hungry your people are). I highly recommend you try this smoothie and see if you feel as revitalized as I am when I eat my frozen or non-frozen smoothie bowl!