Gluten-free

Make today awesome with this supercharged berry smoothie bowl

Smoothie bowl with fresh black cherries, coconut flakes, almond and cocoa nibs. Top view. Copy space

I felt the need to start the day off right with a smoothie bowl, which I didn’t get to do last week. The primary reason having a smoothie bowl today was necessary; I woke up with the expectation that I wasn’t going to be able to eat my normal six meals a day, so I needed to make sure my breakfast was solid.

Have you ever had one of those weeks that just escapes you and you didn’t get nearly enough done (or anything really)? That kind where you think you need one – well really four more days to get your work done, but that’s just not going to happen. I decided to get up super early today…and 8:00 am was the earliest I could muster, and I’m still barely moving. I’m lying down typing this out.

Long story… long, I probably could have condensed the first two paragraphs if I tried; it’s a smoothie bowl day to help me keep my energy up in case I can’t get to food at the times I need. I’ve made this one before and had the ingredients for it today so – yay!

A balanced, healthy breakfast can keep your energy going throughout the day, and also help boost your health if you eat the right things. This berry smoothie bowl is the right way to start your day. It also makes a great post-workout meal or mid-afternoon snack. My final word on this bowl – yummylicious.

Depending on your calorie goals, choose the optional toppings that work for you.

The ingredients in this recipe have nutrients to help improve sleep, immunity, metabolism, heart health and digestion. I’ve listed the nutrition and health benefits below the recipe.

Supercharged berry smoothie bowl

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Ingredients

  • 1 +1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberry, pitted cherries and mango, chopped
  • 1 +1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1.5 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 scoop vegan, gluten-free vanilla protein powder, I use Vega Clean
  • Ice

Optional toppings

chia-seeds

  • 1/4 cup cherries
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • Small handful of almonds
  • Small handful of slivered coconut

Directions

Add all ingredients minus toppings into a blender and puree until smooth. Add toppings and serve.

Approximate nutrition information for one serving size (Based on brands and amounts used in this recipe)

  • Calories: 507 (without toppings: 343)
  • Fat:  15g (without toppings: 4g)
  • Carbohydrates: 72g (without toppings: 56 g)
  • Protein: 32g (without toppings: 28g)

Some health benefits

Mango

  • Mango: Helps clear skin and fight heat stroke, and supports digestive, eye and heart health.
  • Cherries: Strong antioxidant, have melatonin to help with sleep, help manage weight and lower inflammation and risk of stroke.
  • Chia seeds: Boosts immunity for disease prevention, helps with depression, and intestinal and heart health.
  • Strawberries: Boosts immunity for disease prevention, helps with depression, intestinal health, and allergies.
  • Ginger: Helps nausea and digestion, boosts immunity and aids with pain and weight management.
  • Raspberries: Improve blood pressure, cholesterol, and immunity, and help reduce stress.
  • Almonds: Lower blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, and promote weight loss.
  • Coconut oil: Supports skin and hair health, weight loss, and helps fight infections. For more information, see my post Three reasons why coconut is my best friend and none of them involve cooking!
  • Protein: Builds and repairs tissues. It also makes enzymes and hormones and is vital to building bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

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  1. I have those days all the time. I’d start of Monday thinking I’d have the whole week to do something, only to have something else more important come up and I’d push back what I initially intended to do. Before you know it, it is the weekend and I am tired and want a good sleep in 😀 That smoothie bowl looks impressive, colourful and delicious at the same time. Love berries. To me, they go well with anything and any meal of the day 🙂

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    • I’m glad it’s not just me! I think this week is shaping up to be much of the same! Thanks for much for sharing (it also made me feel better :)) And thank you, it turned out really tasty! I hope you have a wonderful day and week 🙂

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