I’m the kind of person who really wants to be healthy but also hates running and loves food. Smoothie bowls are great because they appeal to both the nerd in me who loves food science and the easily amused pseudo adult in me who loves pretty things.
Very Red Smoothie Bowl
This first bowl has a perfect mix of sweet and earthy flavors. I wanted this smoothie to retain its bright color without missing any of the benefits of leafy greens.
Enter Moringa Powder.
The powder is made by drying the leaves of the Moringa tree at a low temperature and then grinding them into a fine powder. It’s and comeplete plant protein that’s packed with nutrients.
I used sweeter fruits–strawberries, and raspberries–to balance the Moringa Powder, which adds a nutty and almost green tea flavor. To retain the red color–the Moringa is pretty dark– I added some beet, goji, and pomegranate powder. I may have gone a bit crazy with the powders. 😅
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1/2 cup frozen raspberries
2 cup frozen strawberries
2 cup frozen beets
1 tbsp Moringa powder
3 tbsp Chia seeds
1 tsp beet power
1 tbsp freeze dried pomegranate power
1 tbsp goji berry powder
4 – 1/2 cup coconut water
top: pomegranate arils, goji berries, mulberries, dried cranberries, raw sunflower seeds, and crushed rice cakes
I weirdly love cranberries. They work well in sweet or savory dishes and something about the tart aftertaste thrills me. This is kind of a kitchen sink smoothie bowl but I like it because it’s ultra filling.
1 Honeychrisp apple,
1 tbsp beetroot powder
2 cup frozen broccoli
2 cup frozen cranberries
2 cup frozen dark cherries
1 tbsp Morigina powder
1/4 cup Ginger Juice
1 cup coconut water
To top: dried cranberries, sliced strawberries, pomegranate arils, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, crushed rice cakes and candied ginger.