If you are a regular around here, you should know by now I am 100% obsessed with smoothie bowls. They are, in my opinion, the most delicious + versatile way to nourish your body and ensure you are getting a range of different vitamins, minerals and nutrients while tasting amaaaaazing!
I am always very intentional with the ingredients I use in my smoothie bowls because I want them to be packed with goodness that keep me full for a long period of time. While I am usually a chocolate + nut butter kinda girl, I’ve felt inspired to create something using berries and a few other antioxidant, skin glowing and vitamin rich ingredients.
Here is my Radiant Smoothie Bowl recipe, I hope you love it as much as I do!
r e c i p e
1 cup of frozen cauliflower
1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries
1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 tablespoons of chocolate grass fed protein powder
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
A dash of cinnamon, okay let’s be real, a heaping of cinnamon
M e t h o d
I have a smoothie or a smoothie bowl every single day, so having a good quality high speed blender is a priority for me. I currently use a ninja but I am saving my pennies for a vitamix. If you don’t have a high speed blender, don’t worry! I used a food processor for my smoothies for the longest time and they still tuned out amazing! Remember to work with what you’ve got!
Blend frozen cauliflower, frozen mixed berries, almond milk, protein powder, coconut oil and cinnamon until thick and creamy.
Add seeds + cacao nibs on top.
Frozen Cauliflower – This has been my go-to smoothie base of the last 6-8 months. I much prefer it over banana. Not only is it a great lower carb + low sugar option, it’s also a great vegetable to sneak into your diet because it’s high in fiber and full of B vitamins.
Frozen Berries – You can’t go wrong with frozen berries. EVER! They are filled with antioxidants, can help fight inflammation and have a low glycemic index. This means you aren’t going to have a huge insulin spike and then crash later on.
Almond Milk – I personally love having almond milk in my smoothies oppose to water! I find it adds such a nice creamy-ness + added vitamins & minerals.
Protein Powder – Adding good source of protein is a must for me. I have recently discovered an incredible paleo friendly grass fed chocolate protein powder that I am completely obsessed with. I am going to go into greater detail in an upcoming post about it so keep your eyes peeled for that! Protein is essential for building + repairing tissue in the body and promotes muscles growth.
Coconut oil – This is whereI gained a little bit of inspiration from work. I always add a source of healthy fat into my smoothie bowls such as: Avocados, nut butters and seeds! For some reason I never thought to add coconut oil. It adds such a unique flavour and consistency while ensuring my body stays full for a long period of time.
Cinnamon – This beautiful spice is full of antioxidants, contains anti-inflammatory properties and tastes i n c r e d i b l e!
Seeds – I have recently posted a blog all about different seeds I use for seed cycling. When this smoothie bowl was snapped I happened to be in the first two weeks of my cycle, therefore I was consuming pumpkin seeds + flax seeds. Seeds are a great source of fiber and added healthy fats. I have previously written a blog post all on seed cycling. I highly recommend you have a read so you can get the low down on how it all works, the health benefits of each seeds and the personal benefits I’ve seen since incorporating this sweet little practice into my routine!
Cacao nibs – Did someone say chocolate loveeeer?! Recently I have discovered my love for cacao nibs. Guys, adding them as a smoothie bowl topper is a freaking game changer! They are a bitter + beautiful crunch to the creamy-ness of the smoothie. Do yourself a favour and add them on girl, it will truly rock your world! They are full of fiber, protein and healthy fats while being naturally low in sugar. They also contain iron, magnesium and zinc!
Hemp seeds – AKA: One of the most amazing superfoods. Hemp seeds are a source of complete plant protein – 3 tablespoons equal 10 grams of protein. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids and are rich in vitamin E which is amazing for cell regeneration and skin health. Vitamin E also contains antioxidants!
This bowl is going to have you feeling amazing, keep you full for houuuuurs and leave you glowing with the beautiful, whole and natural ingredients it’s made up of.
As always please let me know if you recreate this bowl of goodness and never hesitate to give me your feedback on blog posts. My heart is to serve you, create content you want and can benefit from while helping you to flourish along the way.
3 John 1:2 – Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.