I've been intrigued by all of the beautiful smoothie bowls I've been seeing online, especially on Pinterest. I love the idea of slowing down the digestion of these these tasty and healthful drinks. We've been told that we should actually "chew" our juice when we make it fresh, and I suppose that would go for smoothies as well. Imagine the fun you can have though when you place your ice cold smoothie into a bowl and get to top it with all sorts of wonderful options, such as grain free granola, fresh berries, toasted coconut, various nuts and seeds...the list is endless. Plus it gets you to slow down to compose eat delicious bite and then you get to chew your smoothie along with all the other ingredients.
I made just one such smoothie bowl today. Sadly, I didn't have that many toppings as I would have liked however I did still enjoy it and I did get to chew my smoothie...
I chose to use Spirulina in my smoothie bowl because of its healthful benefits. Spirulina is a salt water plant that grows in tropical, pollution free environments. It contains 18 amino acids and is high in protein. Both protein and amino acids are important in the production of energy.
Into my smoothie went the following ingredients:
The juice from juicing 4 celery stalks. (You can substitute about 1/2 cup of any healthy liquid such as coconut water, and or milk, almond or cashew milk)
1 frozen banana
1 large handful of kale and malabar spinach mixed
1 Tablespoon almond butter
2 pitted Medjool dates
1 heaping teaspoon Spirulina
1/2 cup fresh organic blueberries,
3 Tablespoons Paleonola grain free granola
1 teaspoon bee pollen
I recommend you incorporate spirulina powder into you diet on a daily basis. Whether in smoothies, sprinkled onto salads, in vegetable soups or any other way you can think to use it, this superfood packs a real energy punch.