As the weather warms up, many of us crave for something cool and delicious. Of course, we all love the occasional creemee — it’s a Vermont tradition! Try something new. Turn that craving for something cold, sweet, and creamy as an opportunity to add some extra veggies and fruits to your diet.

Still with us? OK, here’s how to satisfy your sweet tooth and also get in a serving of fruits and/or veggies.

Smoothie Bowl: A New Twist on the Smoothie

Smoothies are fun, but for those of us who want something more spoonable, this is a great season to try out the increasingly popular smoothie bowl.

Smoothie bowls are exactly what they sound like: An extra thick smoothie served in a bowl.  The beauty of them is that they are made extra thick by adding extra fruit, or another thickener such as chia seeds or oats. Top them off with healthy toppings, such as toasted coconut, granola, or chopped nuts.

Registered dietician Kim Evans’ favorite recipe is a smoothie bowl that is 1 to 2 parts greens, 1 part fruit, and 1 part healthy fat.  Add a superfood, ice, and a splash of liquid and blend. Serve in a banana-lined bowl, top with a bit of crunch and spoon it up.

Watch the video for more tips on making a smoothie bowl.

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