How to Make a Summer Smoothie Bowl

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Growing up, I was never a huge fan of breakfast.  I’m not a morning person so I would sleep in as late as possible, throw clothes on, and run out the door to make it to school or work.  I would always feel groggy, lethargic and a bit moody despite getting that extra hour of sleep.  Slowly, but surely, I started to learn about nutrition, and how food effects everything – from your skin, to your mood, energy levels, and brain function… I feel so grateful to have connected with celebrity nutritionist Kelly LeVeque (who counts everyone from Chelsea Handler to Jessica Alba and Molly Sims as her clients.)  She taught me soooo much about food – and how powerful the right food can be.  She has an incredible background in cancer research and I love her balanced, well rounded approach.  She does not believe in starving yourself and has created a simple, easy to remember formula called the “FAB 4” which encompasses the 4 types of food you should incorporate into every meal (fat, fiber, greens, and protein.)  I’ve had my fair share of smoothies over the years, and before I knew about the FAB 4 – I was ordering ginormous, sugary, high calorie smoothies that left me hungry right after consumption.  Now that I know about FAB 4, what foods work for my body (this took a lot of experimenting) and what flavors I like – I’ve created a go-to smoothie recipe that leaves me feeling satisfied, full and nourished for hours.  After I drink this smoothie in the morning, I feel clear headed, energized, and ready to take on the day.  Watch my video to see exactly how I make my FAB 4 smoothie and learn about Kelly’s new protein powder (with zero additives yay!) and book.  Sign up for my newsletter and leave a comment below saying “Signed up!” for a chance to win a copy of Kelly’s book and some of my favorite wellness goodies ;)

Smoothie Bowl Recipe:
1 cup Almond Milk (I like the Malk brand since it has zero additives)
1/2 cup Ice
1 tablespoon FIBER (I love flax or chia)
1 scoop PROTEIN (Hemp is great if you don’t mind the taste, but I like this one)
1 scoop GREENS (I like this powder or fresh spinach)
Up to 2 tablespoons FAT (I like this almond butter since it’s made without added oil, sugar or salt)
1 scoop Collagen (I use this one for glowing skin)
1/2 cup Berries (FYI more berries than this were used in the making of this video to give it that pretty pink color ;))
Toppings: Hemp seeds, Cacao nibs, Berries, Coconut flakes, Yogurt
Additional items you can add into to your smoothie: Ionic minerals, Ashwaghanda, or Matcha

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  • Katelyn Calautti says:

    YUM! I bought the Vital Proteins and Ashwaganda. Can’t wait to add to my smoothies. PS I feel like I literally have lost 10 pounds from eating these smoothies for a week. Amazing!!

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  • Rach says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I am always on lookout for smoothie bowls. I love how they ‘re easy to eat and so good for you!

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    Great recipe … eating good and healthy, getting our excercise in is the new lifestyle that everyone would enjoy. I love ❤️ your wellness series. :)

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    Awesome recipe, can’t wait to start making it for breakfast

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    I love this post. I’ve had celiac for 8years now and love getting new ideas on healthy eating.

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    Looks delicious!! 😋 Can’t wait to try this !!

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    That looks so yummy and so healthy!

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    Bee pollen is a great thing to add also!

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    Signed up! I also used to order smoothies, thinking it was the healthy option but not realizing how much added sugar was in there. I’d love to learn more and read Kelly’s book!

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  • Renelle says:

    When I lived in LA I used to have smoothies all the time and now in NYC I have pizza all the time hahaha THAT SMOOTHIE BOWL LOOKS AMAZING!

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    Signed up! I love making smoothies at home. Can’t wait to incorporate some of the tips from you and Kelly. Thank you!

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    ugh, my mouth is watering! This smoothie looks amazing, I am definitely making on this weekend! Love the wellness series Kat!
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  • Vana says:

    I love this smoothie recipe. Unfortunately I ran out of protein powder. What alternatives would you recommend for protein?

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    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Hi! You can use hemp seeds, hemp powder, or nuts as an alternative. Some people even add a raw egg to their smoothies (although not sure how that would taste LOL!) xx

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    Love this entry Kat! The beginning resonated me with right away since I’ve also never been a big breakfast person. Thanks for the recos. I look forward to trying them out ☺

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