I love rooibos tea. I drink it every day or hot water to replace coffee right now. I used to make a rooibos smoothie, so I decided to add some ingredients and turn it into a smoothie bowl. Toronto’s currently in a deep freeze; I literally couldn’t feel my face when I went out last night. Needless to say, a smoothie bowl wasn’t my first thought for breakfast this morning, but I didn’t want to break a Saturday morning pattern. It feels like a tradition now!
Rooibos health benefits are abundant. It can help improve headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema, bone weakness, hypertension, allergies, and premature aging. The full nutrition and health benefits in this recipe are listed after the directions.
Blueberry rooibos smoothie bowl
- Makes: 1 serving
- Total time: 10 minutes
- 2 cups green rooibos tea, steeped and chilled
- 1/2 banana
- 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, I use Vega brand
- 1/2 banana
- 2-3 figs
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Combine all ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth. Add toppings and serve.
Nutritional value for 1 serving (based on brands used in this recipe)
- Calories: 482 (without toppings: 270)
- Fat: 7.5g (without toppings: 2.5g)
- Carbohydrates: 70g (without toppings: 38g)
- Protein: 29g (without toppings: 25g)
Some health benefits
- Rooibos tea: Helps with headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema, bone weakness, hypertension, allergies, and premature aging.
- Blueberries: Have the highest antioxidant capacities of all fruit for disease prevention and anti-aging; they also help lower blood pressure improving heart health.
- Pomegranate: An antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
- Bananas: Support digestion, weight loss and heart health, they are also good for hangovers because of the potassium to help dehydration.
- Chia seeds: Boosts immunity for disease prevention, helps with depression, and intestinal and heart health.
- Figs: Support digestion, weight loss and heart health, they are also good for hangovers because of the potassium to help dehydration.
- Protein: Builds and repairs tissues. It also makes enzymes and hormones and is vital to building bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.