Every morning, I enjoy a fruit smoothie for breakfast. I alternate between regular smoothies full of a variety of fresh and frozen fruits, and the heavy metals detox smoothie. It contains additional ingredients such as Hawaiian spirulina, Atlantic dulse and barley grass juice powder.
Occasionally, after a long day, or when I am craving something cold, I have a second smoothie for the evening meal. These smoothie bowls combine the goodness of fruit with fun, healthy toppings. It’s like having dessert for dinner!
Easy Fruit Smoothie Bowls
Follow these simple steps to create a smoothie bowl.
• Begin with an assortment of frozen, unsweetened fruits. My smoothie base tonight combined frozen bananas, strawberries, mangoes, peaches and pineapples. Using frozen fruit creates a thicker smoothie. Blend 4-6 cups of frozen fruit, adding small amounts of water or almond milk, until a smooth thick mixture forms.
• Spoon smoothie mixture into bowls. For a firmer texture, pop bowls into the freezer for 30 minutes. I rarely do that, preferring to top my bowl and eat it right away.
• Top smoothie bowl with an assortment of fresh or frozen fruits, unsweetened coconut, nuts, seeds, dulse, spirulina or drizzles of raw honey or maple syrup.
I topped my bowl with freshly sliced banana, frozen wild blueberries, unsweetened coconut, walnut pieces and chia seeds.
Replacing a meal with a fruit smoothie bowl gives the digestive system a break, as fruits are so easily digested. The nutrients are assimilated quickly, nourishing the body and supporting the immune system.
And variations are endless! Try different combinations of favorite fruits, nuts, seeds and even herbs and edible flowers. Be creative. Play with your food. Then enjoy this smoothie bowl that tastes like a cold creamy dessert. Enjoy, without one bit of guilt or regret!