Open any social media website and you’re very likely going to see images of these amazing looking bowls of blended fruit with colorful, fresh food toppings. These are called smoothie bowls.
‘Smoothie bowls are essentially more nutrient-dense smoothies, thick enough to eat with a spoon and often topped with fruits, nuts, seeds, muesli or granola,” explains McKel Hill, MS, RD, and creator of the plant-based, whole foods blog Nutrition Stripped. “Think of smoothie bowls as the new cereal — like cereal 2.0.’ shared with Sally Wadyka of the Food Network’s Healthy Living Blog
They are the “latest trend in purified food…” according to the Food Network. You may even see them on menus at juice bars, coffee shops, restaurants and even pop-up stores specializing only in smoothie bowls. A quick search of the term smoothie bowl online led to at least 12,300,000 results in 0.44 seconds. Yes, that’s over 12 million links containing the words smoothie and bowl found in under one second. It’s safe to say they are very popular!
Join The 10 Day Fertility Smoothie Challenge (or complete it again) as a way to get started today! Or try the smoothie bowl creations Hethir and I enjoy.
Hethir’s Acai Berry Bowl
– 2 bananas
– 1 packet Acai (frozen)
– 1 – 2 dates
– berries of your choice
– coconut flakes
– homemade granola
Blend bananas, Acai and dates in a food processor with a little bit of liquid (1/4 -1/2 C or so) to get things moving. Top with berries, coconut flakes and homemade granola.
Liz’s Tropical Smoothie Bowl
– ½ C old-fashioned oats
– 1 tsp. Fertilica Maca Powder
– 1 C water
– Pinch of Himalayan
– 5 ounces full-fat plain
– ½ C frozen mango
– ¼ C fresh-squeezed
orange juice or coconut water
– ½ C chopped apple
– 1 whole peeled, diced
– unsweetened coconut
– chia seed
– flax seed
Oatmeal: Bring water to a boil, add oats, Fertilica Maca Powder and salt, reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 10-15 minutes (maybe less). Remove from heat and let cool while making the mango smoothie.
Smoothie: Blend ingredients until smooth.
Toppings: Combine in a bowl the cooked oats and ½ the cold mango smoothie, top with fruit and seeds or toppings of choice. Enjoy with the remaining mango smoothie in a mug. 😉
*You may be asking why did you add oatmeal?
Organic rolled oats contain lots of fiber, which is important for nutrient absorption, digestive health and estrogen metabolism, they are anti-inflammatory and have strong antioxidant activity. This is one way to jazz up boring old oatmeal, making them a great addition to this recipe.
Hethir’s Peach Superfood Smoothie Bowl
– 1-2 whole peaches – pit removed (can be frozen)
– 1 C cherries – pit removed (frozen)
– 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
– 1 serving FertiliGreens
– chia seeds
– bee pollen
– a drizzle of honey
Blend peaches, cherries, hemp seeds and FertiliGreens in a food processor with a little bit of liquid (1/4 -1/2 C or so) to get things moving. Top with remaining ingredients. Enjoy!
There truly are no rules! You can use any ingredients you have on hand. It’s just that easy!
– Barton-Schuster, D. (n.d.). Easy Male Fertility Boosting Snack Bites. Retrieved from http://natural-fertility-info.com/male-fertility-boosting-snack-bites.html
– Wadyka, S. (2014, June 23). The Beauty of Smoothie Bowls (Yes, They’re Smoothies-in Bowls) | Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog. Retrieved from http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2014/06/23/the-beauty-of-smoothie-bowls-yes-theyre-smoothies-in-bowls/