When I made this smoothie bowl I did not initially think the finish product would be this large. Typically, I do not shy away from demolishing a dish as delicious as this one, but there was honestly too much this time. In the recipe below you will notice I said this makes 2 servings. Once all ingredients are mixed, I recommend separating it into 2 containers. I ate this for lunch and as a sweet dessert later that night.
I used Stonyfield® organic vanilla Greek Yogurt as the base. This adds twice the protein compared to other yogurts without artificial sweeteners. Beet root powder can be found at Whole Foods or Mariano’s. I know it may sound expensive, but the truth is a little goes a long way. I bought 2 ounces for $3.00 and I have used it for 4 different recipes and have yet to run out. Use it sparingly! Plus it creates a pretty pink/red color that is aesthetically pleasing!
Now, if you do not want to go through the trouble of cutting open a coconut and scrapping the meat out on your own, toasted coconut chips are a good alternative. I personally prefer to use fresh coconut meat because the prepackaged option is usually toasted with added sugar and sodium, but do what you will.
I try to wash and cut all my fresh fruit immediately when I buy them. This always increases your chances of eating them and not allowing fresh foods to spoil. Of course, not everyone will have the time to do this and I certainly am not able to do it every time I come home from the grocery store. I have thrown away fruits and vegetables due to spoilage just like everybody else. Simply aim to get this beneficial tasks completed and hopefully, over time, it will become part of your normal routine. My fruit was already diced and sliced for this recipe making it extremely simple for me to make. All I had to do was mix the base together and top it with what my boyfriend likes to call “My voo doo foods”. (I still don’t know why he is surprised by some of my cooking methods after 8 years of living this lifestyle together. lol)
I could go on and on about the nutritional benefits from this particular smoothie bowl, but that will be too lengthy. If you do have any questions or would like to learn more about proper nutrition, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for health inquires and nutrition coaching.
- 1 1/2 c Greek Yogurt
- 2 tsp beet root powder
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 3 strawberries, sliced
- 1/2 kiwi, sliced
- 1/4 c cantaloupe, diced
- 1/8 c pomegranate seeds
- 1 1/2 Tbsp gluten free granola
- 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 2 tsp cacao nibs
- 1/2 tsp bee pollen
- 1/2 tsp chia seed
- young coconut meat, shredded
- Combine greek yogurt, maca, and beet root. Blend thoroughly until evenly mixed.
- Top with remaining ingredients. Eat quickly before others want a taste, everyone will want to steal this yummy bowl of health.
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❤ Rebecca Raymundo, RD, LDN
Per serving: Calories: 334; Total Fat: 14.6 g (Saturated Fat: 6.9 g); Cholesterol: 37.5 mg; Sodium: 123.6 mg; Potassium: 650 mg; Total Carbs: 41.6 g; Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g; Protein: 10.4 g; Calcium: 29.6%; Vitamin A: 21.2%; Iron: 6.8%.