Smoothie bowls, no matter how many superfoods you throw into them, are for occasional use. They tend to be heavy on fruit, which albeit whole food, is nonetheless high in sugar. Occasionally however, they do have a place in balanced nutrition and are an excellent alternative to highly processed breakfast cereals if you are slowly transitioning into whole foods. They’re also quite fast to make which is winning for those with busy schedules (…pretty much everyone…)
Yield: 1 large bowl
What you need:
- 1 tablespoon Goji berries
- 5 large pitted sweet cherries (frozen organic cherries work just fine, and this is one of those ingredients it’s worth going organic for)
- 4 dried apricots, chopped (organic and unsulphured preferred)
- 1 tablespoon hemp oil (or flax)
- 1 cup of water or almond milk (I usually use water; an extra 1/4 cup or so can be added if a thinner smoothie is desired)
- 2 tablespoons rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
- coconut strips for garnish (optional)
- a chopped apple for garnish (optional)
What you do:
- Soak all the ingredients except for the optional garnishes overnight in the glass of a Magic Bullet or personal blending system of some kind (a blender works too).
- In the morning, process until smooth.
- Transfer the smoothie to a serving bowl and garnish with coconut strips and chopped apple if using.