Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Super Antioxidant Boost Smoothie Bowl

Cancer. It's an ugly word that has touched far too many in my life - and if the statistics hold true, probably in yours, too.

This recipe was originally created in 2017 as part of a campaign against breast cancer with Cost Plus World Market. 

And because I wrote THE book on smoothie bowls, of course, I wanted to put together a nutrition-packed smoothie bowl recipe just for this occasion!

Smoothie bowls are perfect for getting lots of nutrient dense foods broken down in a blender to make them easier to digest - and because they are so pretty it's like a special little pretty treat just for you!

I designed this recipe with cancer patients in mind but it's superfood packed and great for anyone - whether you are a cancer warrior or not!


With cancer warriors in mind, I included:
  • Carrots - Which contain compounds which have been shown to boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy (and are generally great for you!).
  • Coconut milk - the creamy texture can help combat dry mouth and contains good fats.
  • Chia seeds - to promote healthy digestion
Cost Plus World Market also carries a large variety of healthy snacks and gluten free foods which are great for either smoothie bowl toppings or for munching on between meals. 

Whip up this nutrient-dense bowl for a loved one going through or recovering from cancer treatment.

Food is a great way to show your love and care for someone and this nutritious smoothie bowl is no exception!

Of course, this beautiful bowl is nutrition-packed and delicious even if you aren't going through treatment - put it on your healthy meal rotation (especially during the summer when it's too hot to cook!) to keep your body fueled with nutrient-dense foods, good fats, fiber and more.


Ingredients


Smoothie Bowl:
Toppings:
*Creative Green Living recommends purchasing these ingredients as organic where available to avoid GMOs and pervasive pesticides - which is especially important when undergoing cancer treatment.

Yield: 2 Smoothie Bowls



Directions

STEP 1 

Add carrots, coconut milk, honey, coconut water, and chia seeds to your blender.

Blend on high until carrots are well blended and mixture is smooth.

Add frozen fruit and continue blending until smoothie is blended and no chunks remain. Add additional coconut water during blending if mixture is too thick to blend.

STEP 2

Pour finished smoothie into bowls (smoothie makes 2 servings) and top with fresh berries and granola.

STEP 3

Serve on a pretty tray along with a cup of fresh brewed tea.

Enjoy!


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Carissa Bonham

About the Author:

Carissa Bonham is a cookbook author and busy mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

She is the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and several ebooks. Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living Tribe on Facebook.
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8 comments:

  1. Your smoothie bowl looks amazing - I have to try it!! And World Market is my favorite place in Atlanta. I grab a little sample coffee at the front and shop my heart out.

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  2. Oh wow! That looks delicious! I never would have thought of a smoothie bowl!

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  4. This smoothie bowl trend has really caught on and I love it! This looks so delicious and healthy! Love all the colors! It's like an antioxidant explosion!

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  5. The photos are so gorgeous and I love the flavor combination as well. So refreshing and healthy delicious!

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