Antioxidant Smoothie Bowl….UM YES PLEASE!
If you love smoothies then you will be obsessed with smoothie bowls – especially this antioxidant smoothie bowl. Smoothie bowls are basically a thicker smoothie with toppings. They make breakfast a little bit more fun and interesting. The fun part is: you can add whatever toppings you like!
This antioxidant smoothie bowl won’t take up too much time in the morning because you can whip it up in 5 minutes or less. The kids will love this too.
I love smoothie bowls year round but they are refreshing, delicious, light and great for Spring + Summer months.
This recipe is:
Get in My Belly
You are going to make your smoothie first then add in into a bowl. I used a coconut bowl – they are bowls made from recycled coconuts…how cool is that?! Prepare your toppings and then add it to your bowl. It’s as easy as that.
Having guests over? Make a smoothie bowl bar and have everyone build their own personal smoothie bowls. Trying to get your kids to eat healthier? This is the perfect meal for them! While this is great breakfast, I often times will have this antioxidant smoothie bowl for dinner as well.
What makes this an “antioxidant smoothie bowl”?
The secret ingredient in this antioxidant smoothie bowl is wild blueberries. These little wild blueberries are FILLED with powerful disease fighting antioxidants. I get my organic wild blueberries from the Trader Joe’s frozen section. W
ild blueberries are much more powerful than regular bluebs. WildBlueberries.com states that “½ cup serving of Wild Blueberries has more of the antioxidant power you need to help fight cancer, heart disease, short-term memory loss and other effects of aging than many other fruits and vegetables.”
I had this for breakfast this morning and I topped mine with banana, strawberries, chia seeds and oil-free coffee granola. Absolutely delish. I love adding chia seeds to my smoothie bowls for digestive benefits, omega 3’s, fiber and extra plant-protein.
10 Smoothie Bowl Topping Ideas
- Sliced banana
- Fresh blueberries
- Peanut butter drizzle
- Chopped dates
- Slivered almonds
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Fresh strawberries
I love adding granola to my smoothie bowls. It gives the perfect crunch and flavor. In addition, as a health coach, I recommend using granola as a topping, not the meal’s main star as granola is often high in fat.
If you want to save money, you can make your own granola.
Antioxidant Smoothie Bowl (vegan, gluten-free)
Smoothie Bowl Base
- 1 banana
- 3/4 cup frozen pineapple
- 3/4 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries
- 2 tsp maca powder
- 1/2 cup almond milk add more if your blender requires a little more liquid
- banana slices
- fresh strawberries
- granola of choice
- Blend all smoothie bowl base ingredients in a blender until smooth. You want it to be thick so don't add too much liquid.
- Add the thick smoothie into a bowl.
- Add toppings of your choice and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!