This triple red berry smoothie bowl made with strawberries, raspberries and goji berries is bright, refreshing and packed with anti-oxidants.
Scroll through your Instagram feed at any given time and I’m confident you’ll quickly come across a smoothie bowl. The smoothie bowl is having its moment of fame, as evidenced by the brightly colored concoctions taking over our feeds, and frankly this is one trend I hope sticks around.
Beyond their Instagram worthy appeal however, smoothie bowls are easy to fall in love with because they’re refreshing, easy to make, and a great way to pack lots of nutrients into a meal.
It’s not quite as simple as forgoing the glass and serving up your regular smoothie in a bowl. A good smoothie bowl has a thicker, slushy-like quality to it that reminds me of sorbet or frozen yogurt along with an assortment of toppings. I find the thicker consistency and added toppings also makes smoothie bowls generally more satisfying because there’s more chewing involved.
Now to get that extra-thick consistency you need to do two things: use slightly less liquid and lots of frozen fruit. In this particular smoothie I’ve replaced some of the liquid with coconut yogurt and used both frozen strawberries and raspberries.
I also brewed some rooibos tea threw that in along with some goji berries for extra anti-oxidant power. If you’ve never had rooibos tea before, it’s not a tea at all, but an herbal infusion that hails from South Africa with a unique fruity/floral flavor that pairs really nicely with berries. It’s also caffeine-free which means you can have it any time of day. It also has more anti-oxidants than either green or black tea!
Hemp seeds provide both protein and fat and along with the yogurt make this bowl super-filling. The quantities I’ve listed make either one big bowl or two small ones if you’re having it for a snack (or even dessert) instead of a meal. I topped mine with extra fresh berries and hemp seeds, but feel free to use whatever toppings sound good to you (coconut flakes, chia seeds etc…).
What are some of your favorite smoothie bowl combinations?
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