My version of the super bowl – a blueberry rooibos smoothie bowl

Blueberry rooibos smoothie bowl

I love rooibos tea. I drink it every day or hot water when I want to replace coffee. 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 and out of a deep freeze; I literally couldn’t feel my face a few times in the last week. Needless to say, a smoothie bowl wasn’t my first thought for breakfast this morning, but sometimes it just hits the spot.

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

Rooibos-tea

  • Makes: 1 serving
  • Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Optional toppings

Pomegranate

  • 1/2 banana
  • 2-3 figs
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Directions

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)

43 replies »

  1. I’m from South Africa and that is where they grow Rooibos! The word Rooibos is Afrikaans and when directly translated means red bush 🙂 I love it! It’s my little taste of home. Over here you can even get Rooibos hand creams and soaps. It’s interesting to see how popular it is overseas!

    xxx
    Jenna

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    • I did not know that! Thanks so much for sharing the origin and meaning! I love it too!! I found a soap recently I have to try it now. It is really popular in Toronto, i see it more and more… Have a wonderful day Jenna and thanks again for sharing!!! 🙂

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