Smoothie Bowls // The Sweet Edition

Breakfast. It’s said to be the most important meal of the day & while that’s all well & good, a supercharged breakfast is frankly what gets us out of bed in the morning (you might even catch us running down the stairs). Oats & eggs tend to be our go-to but we’re also proponents of the smoothie-bowl (we fancy ourselves smoothie-mixologists). Now, we’re not talking your average smoothie with yogurt, concentrated juices & ice (or Orange Julius for that matter…), we’re talking a bowl so jam packed with nutrients & so thick & creamy that it has to be eaten with a spoon.

This edition features sweet smoothie bowls (it’s new year’s resolution time… we know lots of you are trying to kick sweets, but here’s a chance to have some healthy ‘treats’). Stay tuned for Smoothie Bowls: Savoury Smoothie Bowls in the coming weeks!

Many of you are on day 2 of new years resolutions (did you set a lofty goal of one year of clean eating?). This breakfast option is a great way to quench cravings & take time to eat more mindfully given you’re eating your smoothies with utensils rather than sipping them up in one slurp (they just disappear too fast, tear). The smoothie bowl allows you to get more creative with liquid concoctions & we’ve got some quick tips for building a balanced smoothie bowl.

 build a balanced bowl  //

  • 1 part greens ((kale, spinach, zucchini))
  • 1 part fruit ((bananas, blueberries, figs, dates, lime, kiwis))
  • 1 part protein ((protein powder, hemp seeds, chia seeds))
  • 1 part healthy fat ((avocado, nut butter, coconut oil))
  • superfoods ((cacao nibs, bee pollen, maca powder, whole grain oats))
  • liquid ((milk, almond milk, coconut water, water))

what’s your flavour?  //  sweet smoothie bowls

Carrot Cake  //  banana + carrots + oats + cashew butter + ginger + cinnamon + nutmeg + vanilla protein powder + garnish ((frothed coconut milk, cinnamon, grated carrots, walnuts, raisins))

Red Velvet  //  beets + raspberries + cocoa + chocolate protein powder + garnish ((frothed coconut milk, raspberries, cacao nibs))

Pumpkin Pie //  pumpkin puree + dates + chia seeds + honey + almond milk + garnish ((nutmeg, dollop pumpkin puree, graham cracker crumbles))

recipe  //  cinnamon bun smoothie bowl

Ahhhhh the aroma of cinnamon buns. Your salivary glands fire up… instantly warmed from the inside out just thinking about the sweet, savoury, flaky, creamy dessert. All the senses are on overdrive! Okay, before you run out to the mall to hit up the cinnamon bun stand, give our smoothie bowl rendition a whirl. You won’t be disappointed!

Ingredients  //  1 serving

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (We used Vega Sport Performance Protein Vanilla)
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Maca (learn more here)
  • Pinch of pink sea salt
  • Top it  //  cinnamon sprinkle, cinnamon stick, chopped pecans, raisins

Directions  //

  • Blend ingredients until smooth.
  • Pour into bowl.
  • Garnish with toppings of your choice.
  • Enjoy!

We’d love YOU to inspire US in the kitchen too! Post some of your smoothie bowl creations for us & other smoothie lovers to try.