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My thirst for fruit continues, and this time I've found a recipe that maximizes my berry intake. I'm soooo in love! This recipe is again from the Nourish Bowls cook book, which I just can't seem to get enough of.
Honest review here: while I like the smoothie and berries better in this recipe than the last I shared, I like the granola less. Below, I will not be sharing the granola recipe that is paired with this smoothie in the cook book. I will instead share the granola recipe I used, which is from another recipe in the Nourish Bowls book. It is a sweeter granola, and I think it complements this smoothie quite nicely.
Berry & Spinach Smoothie Bowl
Serves: 1 Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 50 Minutes
For the Granola:
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp Honey
1 Cup Rolled Oats
2 Tbsp Quinoa
3 Tbsp Pumpkin Seeds
2 Tbsp Flax Seeds
1/4 Cup Roughly Chopped Almonds
1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries
1 Tsp Cinnamon
For the Smoothie:
1 tbsp Acai Berry Powder (available at Thrive Market)
1 Tbsp Lucuma Powder (also available at Thrive Market)
1/2 Frozen Sliced Banana
1/4 Cup Blueberries
1 tbsp Almond Butter
1 Large Handful Spinach
Fresh Seasonal Fruit
For the Granola:
Preheat oven to 275.
Melt the coconut oil and honey in a small saucepan for 1-2 minutes.
In a bowl, combine 1 cup rolled oats, 2 tbsp quinoa, 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds, 2 tbsp flax seeds, 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 dried cranberries, and 1 tsp cinnamon.
Top with melted coconut oil and honey, and stir until well combined.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the granola mixture evenly across the tray, and place in the oven on a middle rack.
Bake for 50 minutes, stirring halfway to prevent burning.
Turn the oven off and cool in the oven with the door cracked for a nice crispy granola.
For the smoothie:
In a blender, combine acai berry and lucuma powder, banana, blueberries, almond butter, spinach, and enough almond milk to reach your desired smoothie consistency.
Blend until smooth.
Pour the smoothie mixture in a bowl.
Top with 3 large spoonfuls of granola, as many berries as your heart desires, and sprinkle over some seeds for a delightful crunch. Enjoy!
What are your favorite berries? I'm obsessed with blueberries, strawberries, and my new favorite - gooseberries!