Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie bowls have been taking over Pinterest, Instagram, and heath food magazines. But what makes a smoothie bowl? Basically, it’s just a thick smoothie poured into a bowl and sprinkled with delicious toppings!!

On Saturday we had a team smoothie bowl party and tested out some killer recipes. As always, you can modify any recipe to fit your dietary needs. We used unsweetened vanilla almond milk in our bowls for extra flavor without the added sugar or calories.

Cherry Trail Mix This deep red blend is full of cardiovascular system support. Beets aid in keeping your body well oxygenated and cherries help with post exercise inflammation.

1 small beet, cooked
1 c fresh or frozen cherries (if frozen, make sure there is no sugar added)
½ banana, frozen
1c almond milk
3-5 ice cubes

Blend ingredients together and top with our Trail Mix Butter, granola, strawberries, and dried cherries.

Cashew Carrot Cake Sweet Potatoes in a smoothie?!?! That’s what we thought until we tried it! This one is creamy and delicious with way fewer calories than a slice of carrot cake.

½ sweet potato, cooked and chilled
1 carrot, cooked or grated
1 banana, frozen
½ tsp cinnamon
1 c almondmilk
ice cubes as needed

Blend all ingredients and top with raisins, shredded coconut, nuts and seeds

Tropical Pineapple Sneaking turmeric into your diet is easy with this recipe. The healthy fats in our cashew butter will help deliver that miracle spice right into your body!!

1 large slice frozen pineapple (can use canned)
1 banana, frozen
¾ c frozen peaches or mango
½ tsp turmeric
A dash of powdered ginger or piece of fresh

Blend all ingredients and top with blueberries and edible flowers (and raspberries!! not pictured, but super pretty)

Super Green This low carb smoothie option is for those experimenting with the ketogenic diet. The lime juice perks up the flavor and the lime zest is a fun and colorful topping.

½ ripe avocado
2 c chopped frozen kale or other green
1 tsp spirulina
Squeeze of lime juice
3-5 ice cubes
1 c almond milk
Sweetener to taste (we used 1 tbsp stevia)

Blend all ingredients and top with nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, blueberries, dragon fruit

Blueberry Pie This has been a favorite recipe for a while. The blueberry color is fun, plus they are packed with free radical fighting anthocyanins! Health tastes so good!!

1 c frozen blueberries
1 banana, frozen
1 c almond
½ tsp cinnamon
Juice of half a lemon
3-5 ice cubes

OPTIONAL: vanilla protein powder

Blend and top with strawberries, kiwi, dragon fruit and raspberries.  We also think a sprinkle of granola would be tasty on this one.

Smoothies are an easy way to add healthy fruits and veggies into your diet.  Be mindful of the frozen and dried fruit you choose.  We try to choose options that don't have sugar or preservatives added.  Once your smoothie is made, it's always fun to admire the beautiful color combinations the smoothie and toppings make.

No time to nosh on a bowl? No worries! Add a bit more milk or water to your smoothie to get a drinkable consistency. Pack your toppings on the side and snack as you go.

However you serve your smoothie, we hope you enjoy trying these recipes!!

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