Double Superfood Smoothie Bowl

Apparently there is this entire movement that, in my inattention, I totally missed. What is this development, you may ask? It’s the invention and subsequent creation of the illustrious smoothie bowl. Seemingly, there is an entire segment of the population who concentrates on the formation, blending, combining, plating and photographing of “smoothie bowls.” Sounds strange, right? A smoothie, which is traditionally consumed in the form of a drink, from a glass- and a bowl, the item of tableware with which we eat our salads and soups- brought together to create one delicious and nutritious feat that is not only exciting to create, but to eat as well. If you don’t believe me, just look up #smoothiebowl on Instagram and you will find that the proof is in the pudding (or smoothie, rather).

Of course, once I became aware of the existence of smoothie bowls, I dove right in and began to unearth the secrets of creating these colorful nutrient-packed meals. I must admit, not only do I enjoy the creative aspects of constructing smoothie bowls, I actually think I’m pretty good at it. Furthermore, smoothie bowls are a great way of incorporating a number of superfoods into one dish- fusing an intense mix of flavors and colors while providing the body with a mega-shot of raw phytochemicals: vitamins, minerals and deliciousness.

Here is the recipe for my favorite (to date) smoothie bowl:

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Double Superfood Smoothie Bowl:

Smoothie 1:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ banana room temperature
  • 1 handful Swiss chard
  • ½ tbsp. e3live blue-green algae powder (or any other algae supplement i.e. spirulina, chlorella) For more info: https://www.e3live.com
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 dates (pitted)

Smoothie 2:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 banana room temperature
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 tbsp acai powder
  • 1 tbsp raw honey (you can use maple syrup or dates)

Toppings:

  • Pumpkin seeds (soaked)
  • Pomegranate
  • Raw cocoa nibs
  • Shelled hemp seeds
  • Goji berries (soaked)

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