Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tropical Sunshine Smoothie Bowl


 On a cloudy day I like to eat happy sunny things. Which was exactly why I made this smoothie bowl.  It was a kind of humid hot but cloudy day, and I had just decided to treadmill it in my basement instead of giving myself heatstroke (I don't always do so well in super hot weather on a long run).  So, I was feeling sort of sunlight deprived.  But not for long since it was smoothie bowl time.  I apologize to anyone who is sick of me posting smoothie bowls, but I love them!  I know some of you like them too, since I have gotten quite a few pics of your versions of my recipes which is awesome and it makes my day!


So back to this smoothie bowl.  I wanted it to be tropical and sunshiny.  So I included bananas, pineapple and mango with a few berries and a carrot thrown in.  It tasted like sunshine, looked like sunshine, and made me smile as if I was out in the sunshine. So there you go!  You should make this cloudy day or not though because it is so delicious, like a twist on a pina colada with extra goodies!

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Tropical Sunshine Smoothie Bowl
Serves 1

Smoothie:
1 large banana, frozen and cut into pieces
1 cup frozen organic mango
1 1/2 cups frozen organic pineapple
a few organic raspberries
1 large carrot, chopped
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1 scoop raw vanilla protein powder (optional, I used Garden of Life brand)
1/4-1/2 cup raw hemp milk or coconut milk (depending on how liquidy you like it, I like mine thick so I add less)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
stevia to taste (or your choice liquid raw sweetener)

Toppings:
pineapple
raspberries
dried goldenberries
dried large flake coconut
bee pollen (omit if vegan)
ground flax seed
shelled raw hemp seeds

For the smoothie, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, using the tamper to press the mixture into the blades.  Pour into a bowl, top with toppings (I used about 1 Tbsp of each).  Enjoy!

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