Pretty in Pink Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

Updated: Aug 1, 2018


ANNE MENTE/SHUTTERSTOCK

Summer is here, which makes me crave light meals with fresh fruits and veggies!


On my cycle sync journey, I began to notice my body wasn't getting enough of certain nutrients. One was protein.


It wasn't until I completed a 4-day breakfast test and began using a food scale that I was able to tell my body needed more.


The breakfast test showed me how my body metabolized macronutrients like protein, healthy fat, and carbohydrates. I felt more energized with higher protein and healthy fat meals, and consuming most of my carbs from fruit and veggies. I wasn't too surprised since I had already been eating paleo for a few years, which follows these principles. 


It's amazing how your body guides you to where it wants to be!


I share the breakfast test I did in the Balanced Bombshells Lifestyle Plan.


I started weighing my food portions for a few weeks because my eye never got it right! I tried measuring the palm of my hand for a protein portion of 4-6 oz. (what I needed at each meal), and apparently was only eating 2-3 oz. No wonder my energy was low!


Once I increased my protein intake, it gave me higher energy, my metabolism picked up, and I stayed fuller, longer.


One of my favorite ways to eat protein is in a smoothie bowl! It's like the perfect summer morning treat, especially after a great workout.


I get strategic with the foods I use, and wanted to share the recipe for my Pretty in Pink smoothie bowl! This is a new recipe in the Balanced Bombshells Recipe Guide that comes with the Plan.


Packed with pitaya powder, it's high in fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants, and aids digestion. I also added strawberries which are high in vitamin C and improves the health of our skin, hair, and nails, while reducing internal stress.




SERVES 1


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup nondairy milk

  • 20-30g of vanilla protein powder

  • 1 tbsp. pitaya powder

  • 1/4-1/2 cup chopped strawberries

  • 1/2 cup ice

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a blender, add all ingredients and blend until smooth.

2. Transfer mixture to a bowl.

3. Add toppings! I like to add a few sliced strawberries, hempseeds, and unsweetened coconut flakes.




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