This strawberry-raspberry smoothie bowl is packed with protein, fiber & vitamins

/ Source: TODAY

What’s better than a smoothie for breakfast? A smoothie bowl! For folks who would rather spoon their meal instead of sipping it, but want the benefits of a fruit smoothie, it’s the way to go. Plus it’s fun to add the toppings in a cool pattern.

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Frances Largeman-Roth

This smoothie bowl is loaded with vitamin C thanks to the berries, plus potassium from the banana and yogurt. And each serving has a whopping 5.5 grams of filling fiber — mostly from the raspberries. Each bowl is also powered with 10 grams of protein to keep you fueled until your next meal.

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Frances Largeman-Roth

You can top your smoothie bowl with whatever you like, but I think the combination of sliced banana, hemp seeds or walnuts, plus toasted coconut chips provides a nice mix of textures. Both walnuts and hemp seeds are a rich source of heart healthy, plant-based omega-3 fatty acids. If you haven’t tried hemp seeds yet, they have a subtle nutty and grassy flavor (and, no, they don’t contain any THC!).

My 4 year-old, Leo, loved this pretty pink smoothie bowl, but if your kids find it too tart, you can always drizzle a little bit of honey on top before serving.

 Strawberry-Raspberry Smoothie Bowl

Strawberry-Raspberry Smoothie Bowl

Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN

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Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, is a nutrition expert, writer and best selling author. Her books include Feed the Belly, The CarbLovers Diet and Eating in Color.