Pink Power Smoothie Bowls

Rise and shine! This smoothie bowl is jam-packed with nutritional goodness to get your day started off on the right foot.

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Isn’t this smoothie bowl gorgeous? I have a really simple philosophy on life that consists of two things . . . why drink a green smoothie when you can drink a pink smoothie and why drink your smoothie when you can eat it with a spoon?! Are you with me there?

I have been obsessed with smoothies and smoothie bowls lately. It must be the beautiful spring weather that we have been experiencing here in Utah. We have been in the high 30s and low 40s the past couple of weeks. I get caught up in this wishful thinking that by drinking smoothies and pretending its summer, we won’t get anymore snow. Fingers crossed!

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Anyway, back to this smoothie bowl. Let me tell you a little history of how this was created. . .

Back when we were dating, J thought it would be sweet to make me a fruit and veggie shake for breakfast. We are both health minded and love enjoying nutritious meals, but I did most of the cooking. When I saw that tomatoes, celery, and carrots were going into the blender, I got a little worried! It was a little chunky, but wasn’t half bad and was extremely healthy.

Since that first fruit shake, we have come a long way in the smoothie making department. I now prep smoothie packs every weekend for J to drink each morning. Each week, I combine a different variety of fruits and greens in ziploc bags and store them in the freezer. We have found our favorite combos and have tweaked our recipe to fit our nutrition needs.

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I recently discovered greens powder as a way of adding a little extra nutrition and flavor to our smoothies. While I aim for 7-9 servings of fruits and veggies each day and prefer getting my nutrition from whole foods, it is nice to know that if I don’t quite meet my goal, I am still covered in the antioxidant department for the day!

This is my newest smoothie creation and is a little different from my basic smoothie recipe in which I combine kale, chard, or spinach with berries. While I love this smoothie, I hate the brown color that it turns. No one wants to drink a brown smoothie, even if it is uber healthy! I began experimenting with red cabbage and absolutely love it. You can’t taste the cabbage at all and the color is stunning. I think beets will be my next experiment, so stay tuned!

 

The recipe for my Pink Power Smoothie Bowl can be found below. Note that I give you suggestions of the products that I use for my smoothies. Be sure if you are looking for Greens Powder that you buy a flavored version. While I have bought plain Greens Powder in the past, it tastes like hay and makes smoothies taste like hay. Just a heads up!

Pink Power Smoothie Bowls
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Servings Prep Time
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Pink Power Smoothie Bowls
Print Recipe
Running With a Whisk
Servings Prep Time
1 5
Servings Prep Time
1 5
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in the blender in the order shown above. Blend until smooth. Add more liquid or ice to reach desired consistency. Top with optional toppings: coconut flakes, frozen berries, granola, chocolate shavings. Enjoy!
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-Chels.

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7 Comments

  1. What kind of protein powder do you use? I am always on the lookout for a good one without lots of additives or sugar.

    1. Hey Abby! Great question. I use Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Vanilla Whey (The extreme milk chocolate is also yummy!). Love that brand and think it is a good value for a good quality product. Right now, we are using Isopure to get us through until our next shipment of Gold Standard. I really like using a website called labdoor to look at the quality of supplements. They are a third party testing site and look to make sure supplements are what they say they are. Hope that helps!

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