So you've seen the smoothie bowl trend and now you want a part of the action? I'm here to help!
I am constantly on the go and end up drinking most of my smoothies through a straw. A smoothie bowl, though, is a great change of pace. It gives you the nutritional power of a smoothie and the satisfaction of any other kind of breakfast you eat with silverware. It helps you slow down a bit to become more mindful of what you're eating instead of gulping it down on the go. Plus the toppings are great. The toppings can really make or break a smoothie bowl.
When I posted this smoothie to Instagram this week, I saw people mentioning they had never had a smoothie bowl before and wanted some detailed directions. So here they are!
Oh? And if you decide that eating your smoothie with a spoon isn't your style, my son proved that it's just as good in a glass jar with a straw
(PS if you don't already own stainless steel straws, you're missing out! These are the ones I like best for smoothies.)
- 1/4 cup rolled oats*
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds, divided
- 1 Tbsp flax seeds
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 1/4 cup frozen blueberries*, divided
- 3/4 cup frozen strawberries*
- 4 frozen peach slices*
- 2 fresh clementine or mandarin orange, peeled and segmented
*Creative Green Living recommends purchasing these ingredients as organic where available to avoid GMOs, pervasive pesticides and/or questionable farming practices.
Nutrition information is approximate and may vary based on the freshness and brand of your ingredients. Nutrition information calculated at: Calorie Count.
Yield: Makes 2 servings
STEP 1Start by blending the dry ingredients with coconut water to get a smooth base to add the fruit to: Combine the rolled oats, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, flax seeds and coconut water in a blander jar. Blend until consistency is smooth.
STEP 2Add honey, 3/4 cup frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries and frozen peaches. Blend until consistency is smooth and creamy. If blender jams due to being too thick, add more coconut water, 1/4 cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Smoothie should be very thick.
STEP 3Divide smoothie into two bowls. Top with remaining chia seeds, blueberries and clementine slices.
About the Author:
Carissa is a green lifestyle expert and mom of two boys. The owner and lead writer for Creative Green Living, she is also the author of two e-books including the best-selling beverage cookbook, Infused: Recipes for Herb & Fruit Infused Water, Tea and More. You can also find her recipes featured in The Non-GMO Cookbook as well as in periodicals like Urban Farm Magazine. Her goal is to empower families to make healthier choices that are easy, taste great and are fun!
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