Confession time. During the whole moving process, not a lot of cooking happened around here. I wanted to get unpacked and settled ASAP, so home cooking took a back seat. As a result, there was a lot of ordering veggie pizza (and take out in general), cereal for dinner, and good ol’ pb&j’s. While the break from the kitchen was nice, my body did NOT appreciate the constant sodium assault (or a-salt, if you will). I know, I know. Not punny.
While I may write a post in the future about how to get back on track after falling victim to junky eating, for now I will share one of the first things I did “cook” in my new kitchen: a dessert worthy smoothie bowl for breakfast.
Just like my Blueberry Lemon Smoothie Bowl, this Raspberry Lime Smoothie Bowl has 3 simple ingredients. I guess I have a thing for berries with citrus together. Something about that tart citrus flavor combined with sweet berries just really hits the spot for me.
Similar to blueberries, raspberries have a stellar nutritional profile. They tend to be a bit more expensive than strawberries, but are definitely worth the splurge for this delicious smoothie bowl. Plus they make a beautiful pinky-red treat for the eyes when they are all blended up. My kids have been asking (begging) for a pink smoothie, so raspberries to the resuce!
Raspberries: High in vitamin c, manganese, and fiber, these little red gems are a nourishing treat for your cells. Their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients have long been shown in studies to lower oxidative stress and reduce inflammation in the body, which means they have big anti-cancer benefits. Specifically the phytonutrient ellagitannin decreases cancer cell numbers by signaling cancer cells to enter the apoptosis, or death, cycle. Recent studies show that you’ll get more antioxidant benefits from fully ripe, organic raspberries.
Raspberry Lime Smoothie Bowl
- 2 cups frozen raspberries
- 2 frozen bananas
- Juice of 1 lime
- Toppings: rawnola, shredded coconut , hemp hearts, raw cacao nibs, nuts, fresh or frozen berries, etc
- Add frozen raspberries, bananas, and lime juice to your blender. Process on high until smooth. *note: If you are not using a high-speed blender such as a Ninja, you may need to add a tiny bit of liquid to this if it is not blending well. Keep the liquid minimal or you’ll end up with a smoothie and not a smoothie bowl. You want it thick and creamy.
- Top however your little heart desires and serve immediately. Serves 2 (or one really hungry person!)
What is your favorite topping for smoothie bowls? Share in the comments below!
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