Sep 18, 2015
Key Lime Pie Superfood Smoothie Bowl
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.
- 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
- Place the cashews and one cup of the milk in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth.
- Portion into bowls.
- Top with garnishes.
Makes 2 bowls. Enjoy!