Sep 18, 2015

Key Lime Pie Superfood Smoothie Bowl

 

Key Lime Pie Top
Have you tried smoothie bowls yet? OMGosh. I can’t believe I’ve waited this long. They are so much fun to eat! Having a smoothie in a bowl is also a great way to slow down and ENJOY it, instead of slurping it up lickety-split. A recent study has shown that ingesting your smoothies or green drinks more slowly allows for greater satiety and will keep you fuller, longer. I learned about this fact (and many more scientific wonders relating to a plant-based diet) over at Dr. Greger’s site, nutritionfacts.org. Here is a link to the specific video: Liquid Calories: Do Smoothies Lead to Weight Gain? Speaking of Dr. Greger, he has a new book coming out called, How Not to Die. Don’t you just love him?! It’s available for pre-order… just ordered my copy 🙂

Anyway, back to this marvelous smoothie bowl. I had the idea for a Key Lime Pie smoothie after making a Key Lime Pie for my son’s birthday this year (nope, it’s not posted yet!)… Then I saw that video and thought I’d try my hand at a smoothie bowl instead. My mountain man called it “breakfast soup”and totally enjoyed it.

There are just so many superfood yummies in this bowl: hemp seeds, chia seeds and maca powder to name just a few. With the addition of goji berries and those powerhouse wonders known as gooseberries on top, you’ll be off to a rip-roaring, nutrient-packed morning! It’s a blast adding all kinds of yummy ingredients to the top for added tastes and textures. Experiment with your favorites. Well, you can bet we’ll be having a lot more of these amazing bowls.

Key Lime Pie Superfood Smoothie Bowl 2
Ingredients:

  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 2 cups unsweetened, plant-based milk
  • ½ cup Key Lime juice (fresh or bottled)
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • 1 TBS chia seeds
  • 2 tsp maca powder
  • 1 cup tightly-packed baby spinach
  • 4 pitted medjool dates
~ garnishes

Directions:

  1. Place the cashews and one cup of the milk in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth.
  3. Portion into bowls.
  4. Top with garnishes.

Makes 2 bowls. Enjoy!

Healthy trails,

Helyn Signature
 

2 responses to “Key Lime Pie Superfood Smoothie Bowl”

  1. Lucie says:

    This looks so delicious – so vibrant!

    theglowwithin.com

  2. Helyn says:

    Lucie!!! Where have you been hiding? I just checkout out your site. AH-MAZING! Your photos are incredible… thanks for stopping by. I will for SURE be visiting you as well. :)))

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