Superfood Smoothie Bowl + A Giveaway! Start off the New Year right!! Try this Superfood Smoothie Bowl!! Packed with leafy greens, berries, fruit, hemp seeds and more!
It’s 2016!!!! Happy New Year!!!
Well, like most of you, I indulged a little too much over the holidays and am going to hit it hard with healthy foods for 2016.
For me, this year, it’s not about my weight or the number I see on the scale. . . in fact, I haven’t even weighed myself in a few weeks, which is crazy for me. I religiously weighed myself every morning in 2015.
It’s not about the number on the scale but how I am feeling, how much energy I have, what my skin looks like and how my clothes are fitting.
Simple Green Smoothies!!!
I love that they are friends and encouraged each other and inspired their friends and family. They changed their lifestyles and are just wanting to help more people get healthy and fall in love with smoothies and greens. I love this book so much and it couldn’t have come to me at a better time. It’s the start of 2016, a new year, a year full of possibilities (this year will be what you make it!), full of hope, challenges/goals and, for me, feeling better and being more active.
I loved this book SO much that I bought two copies for my friends, Jayne and Laura. We run together and are meeting on Friday to map out the year, which races we are going to do and we know that you can’t get healthy just by exercise alone. You also need to watch what you eat, because unfortunately you cannot just eat what you want all the time. It will catch up to you eventually and, don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking drastic changes and cutting out all sorts of things.
I’m talking about making better choices. Still eating that cookie, but maybe it’s a healthier cookie or cutting down on portion sizes.
It’s all possible.
And I’m going to start with a green smoothie a day for 30 days.
(photo from Simple Green Smoothies; permission to use)
Now, doesn’t this green smoothie look good?!! This is the Kalifornia Sunshine (from pages 122-123). This smoothie is sooooooooo good and I get to share the recipe with you!!
BONUS RECIPE: Kalifornia Sunshine
- 2 cups kale, stems removed
- 1 cup water
- 2 oranges, peeled
- 1 cup chopped pineapple*
- 1 cup chopped mango*
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
Blend kale, water and oranges until smooth. Add the pineapple, mango and chia seeds and blend again. *Use at least one frozen fruit to make a cold green smoothie.
Superfood Smoothie Bowl + A Giveaway!
My Superfood Smoothie Bowl isn’t green in color but does have plenty of leafy greens. I also added frozen berries, which we love, so that’s why my smoothie bowl looks like this.
So, whether you’re pouring this into a glass or a bowl, it’s all the same.
And recently, I have become obsessed with hemp hearts, (or raw shelled hemp seeds) featured above, in the middle bowl with the apples and shredded coconut.
Hemp seeds are high in protein and contain all the essential amino acids needed for growth and repair. Hemp seeds also have a desirable ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids and are a good source of amino acids, magnesium, and potassium. Read more here.
So, who’s with me?? Let’s all make a green smoothie everyday for 30 days! Jen and Jadah are starting a 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge!!! Read about it here and sign up!!! Also, one lucky reader will win a copy of this fabulous book to help with inspiration, recipes and general smoothie knowledge. I love this book so much!
Everyone needs a copy! Enter below and good luck and let’s do this together!!!
Superfood Smoothie Bowl
For the smoothie bowl:
- 2 cups spinach or any leafy greens
- 1 cup almond milk + more if needed
- 1 banana broken into pieces
- 1/2 orange
- 2 to 3 apple slices skin on
- 1 to 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 to 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 2 cups frozen berries assortment of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries
- hemp seeds
- shredded coconut
- more apple slices
- muesli or granola
- Blend together the leafy greens, almond milk, banana, orange, apple slices, almond butter, hemp seeds and frozen berries until smooth.
- Pour into bowls, top with suggested toppings and enjoy!
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I was provided a copy of this book only. The giveaway book is also being provided.