Nondairy Vegan Smoothie Bowl
Did you know that smoothie bowls are a whole movement? Oh yeah they are! If you go to Instagram and search the #smoothiebowl you will find over a million beautiful photos filled with brightly colored bowls! So, if you aren’t hip to this whole movement, smoothie bowls are bowls filled with some sort of fruit based smoothie. The consistency is a bit thicker than a usual smoothie, kind of between a liquid and a soft serve ice cream. They are then topped with all sorts of interesting toppings and, most of the time, they are very healthy meals! Feel free to play around with your smoothie base ingredients and your toppings!
You can eat a smoothie bowl anytime! Breakfast, lunch, snack, or even for dinner, and since they are filled with such delicious and healthy things, you can feel good about having them often! There are so many different smoothie bowl recipes, you literally could eat different ones every day of the week and never get bored. Keep reading to find out how we do them here at Go2Kitchens!
But first, you know we have to go over the nutritional low down on these cancer fighting bowls! I’m starting this recipe with C2O Coconut Water. We at Go2Kitchens love C20 coconut water because it is sourced from only the best coconuts from fresh water areas, so there is less of a salty flavor that can be sometimes be found in other coconut waters. Also, C20 coconut water is always packed fresh and they have a variety of great flavors! Check out the website here and don’t forget to tag C20 and Go2Kitchens in all your social media photos when you’re using it! Coconut water is not only GREAT for hydration, but it is full of all sorts of nutrients like magnesium, potassium, calcium, fiber, protein, manganese, and vitamin C (take that citrus fruit!). It’s really the best liquid to use for a smoothie bowl!
Some other super powerful ingredients in this recipe are walnuts, which are a great plant-based source of omega-3’s, ginger, which is awesome for the digestive system, and bananas, which are full of potassium. Quick tip: make sure you are using bananas that are ripe and maybe even a little spotty brown. The riper the banana, the more enzymes in it to help you digest your food! It will also be a bit sweeter that way as well, so make sure your bananas are ripe! I know you can’t wait any longer so let’s get this smoothie bowl started!
Smoothie bowls are HOT HOT HOT...but this a real cool treat to have. We have combined some flavors here that not only delicious but also good for you! Easy and Instagram worthy smoothie bowls are a snap!
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen organic blueberries
- 1 cup pineapple including the core which contains bromaline
- 1/2 cup frozen organic peas
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 tbsp flaxseed ground fresh
- 1 inch fresh peeled ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 16 oz C20 coconut water ginger lime turmeric flavor, optional
- Coconut flakes
- Chia seeds
In your blender, add banana, blueberries, pineapple, peas, walnuts, flaxseed, ginger, cinnamon, and C20 coconut water. Blend until smooth.
Place the smoothie base into your refrigerator.
Peel kiwi and cut into rounds or “pie shapes”. Place on a skewer alternating with blueberries and blackberries. Save some kiwi for topping your bowl with.
Pour your smoothie base into a pretty bowl and place the skewer across the top. Add coconut flakes, chia seeds, and left over kiwi to the top of the smoothie base in layers.
Serve and enjoy!
Copy by Marci West, Photo By Leslie Nance, Recipe by Leslie Nance