Sometimes I feel like smoothies are God's gift to me as a mama. I make a smoothie at home at least 4 or 5 days a week for breakfast or lunch because it is fast, easy, and I can pack a ton of nutrient-dense ingredients in one place. These are all important factors when you're taking care of little people that don't give a crap about your schedule, sanity, or health. They just don't get it, but I can't fault them for that...yet. Gimme 8 or so years.
Another reason I am obsessed with the liquid nourishment is simply because it is easy to digest, and therefore, my body doesn't spend a ton of energy breaking down the food I'm ingesting. This translates to having more energy to run after and take care of my kids, house, husband, friends, work, and myself! If you play your cards right, you can ingest plenty of protein, fat, and fiber to hold you over for a few hours without a problem and without the heaviness of a big meal.
However, there are times that drinking my meal gets old and boring, and I just want to sit down and chew my food (with the same benefits of a smoothie I already mentioned). Oh, no worries! Enter: The Smoothie Bowl Phenomenon.