Smoothie Bowls

By on June 15, 2016

Smoothie bowls are a new, nutrition packed breakfast trend. Colourful and full of texture, fibre, fruits and vegetables they can also be boosted with your favourtie add ins and toppers. Courtesy of “200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes” by Alison Lewis © 2016 www.robertrose.ca 

Try Pomegranate Bowl, Green Coconut Bowl or Complete Breakfast Smoothie Bowl.

Pomegranate Bowl
Makes 1 Serving

This recipe is filled with antioxidants from the pomegranate juice and berries. As seen on the cover of our Spring 2016 edition of Healthy Directions magazine.

Ingredients
1⁄4 cup  unsweetened pomegranate juice    
1⁄2  frozen banana, cut into pieces if necessary  
1⁄2  cup blueberries    
1⁄4 cup raspberries    
4  ice cubes    

Suggested Toppings
Sliced banana
Raspberries
Blueberries
Pomegranate seeds
Dried mulberries
Chia seeds

Directions
1. In blender, combine pomegranate juice, banana, blueberries, raspberries and ice. Secure lid and blend (from low to high if using a variable-speed blender) until smooth.

2. Pour into a bowl and top with any of the suggested toppings, as desired.

Tips
Add 1 tbsp (15 mL) protein powder for additional protein and thickness. 
 

Green Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Green Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Green Coconut Bowl  
Serves 1

Ingredients
1⁄4 cup    unsweetened coconut milk beverage
1⁄2    frozen banana, cut into pieces if necessary 
1⁄3 cup    frozen chopped mango    
1 cup    trimmed kale leaves    
2 tbsp    unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut
Ice cubes (optional)

Suggested Toppings
Sliced banana
Blueberries
Raspberries
Unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut
Chia seeds

Directions
1. In blender, combine coconut milk, banana, mango, kale and coconut. Secure lid and blend (from low to high if using a variable-speed blender) until smooth. If a thicker consistency is desired, add ice, one cube at a time, and blend until smooth.

2. Pour into a bowl and top with any of the suggested toppings, as desired.

Complete Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Complete Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

COMPLETE BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE BOWL
Makes 2 Servings

Ingredients
11⁄2 cups    plain or vanilla-flavoured Greek yogurt
1 tsp ground flax seeds (flaxseed meal)
1⁄2 frozen banana, cut into pieces if necessary 
1⁄2 cup sliced peaches
Ice cubes

Suggested Toppings
Blueberries
Raspberries
Golden raisins
Dried cranberries
Unsweetened shredded coconut
Chopped pecans
Ground flax seeds (flaxseed meal)

Directions
1. In blender, combine yogurt, flax seeds, banana and peaches. Secure lid and blend (from low to high if using a variable-speed blender) until smooth. Add ice, one cube at a time, blending until the desired consistency is achieved.

2. Pour into bowls and top with any of the suggested toppings, as desired.

Tip
Shredded coconut is full of flavour and makes a healthy snack. Use it to decorate cakes and pies, or add it to granola or trail mix.  

Courtesy of “200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes” by Alison Lewis © 2016 www.robertrose.ca  Reprinted with publisher permission. 
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