Summer has gone by so fast! I’ve had a blast exploring this beautiful new city I moved too, going to some fantastic events, refreshing my website, forming some exciting business partnerships and making new friends! Moving to San Diego was a great decision and I truly love living here. I’ve been really busy so it’s been a while since I posted a new recipe for all of you to enjoy. I decided to share a yummy favorite that is on regular rotation at my house. My energy boosting double berry smoothie bowl is so good and it will provide you with important nutrients to help you feel great!
We all have extremely busy lives so it’s important to find healthy whole foods that taste delicious and can help you stay energized and nourished during the day. I love to create whole foods recipes that are simple to make but deliver major health benefits and great taste too! If you want to see what I eat every week join me on Instagram. I post my favorite recipes and tips to keep you thriving and radiant!
Since school has started and many of you are parents, my double berry smoothie bowl is a perfect way for you and your kids to start the day with nutrient-rich foods that will help your family stay energized and focused. This smoothie only takes minutes to make and if you’re on the go you can just put it in a to-go cup, leave off the toppings and take it with you. Smoothies are some of my favorite quick and easy breakfasts and I love putting together different combinations of ingredients that take advantage of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Here’s some of my other smoothie recipe blends that are so good!
Energizing Cherry Cashew Chia Smoothie
Anti-Aging Pineapple Banana Green Smoothie
Anti-Inflammatory Orange Avocado Chia Smoothie
Pear Cherry Detox Smoothie
If you’ve read my blog before you know I like providing some nutrient information about the ingredients in my recipes so you can see why they’re so good for you to add into your diet. Check out the benefits of the ingredients in this yummy smoothie blend!
Blueberries taste fantastic and their health benefits are numerous. These amazing little colorful berries are packed with high amounts of important antioxidants and phytonutrients like anthocyanin which all work to protect your body from oxidative stress, toxins, and free radical damage to your cells. Blueberries are also great inflammation fighters and are high in vitamin C, vitamin K, and the mineral manganese.
Blueberries contain resveratrol which support cardiovascular health and helps protect the body from degenerative diseases. My favorite blueberries are wild berries and organic blueberries. I buy them fresh and then freeze them so they can make my smoothies cold without using ice which dilutes the flavor.
Turmeric is a rhizome that is a member of the ginger family. Turmeric contains the active ingredient curcumin, which is a potent antioxidant, liver detoxifier, and anti-inflammatory. Curcumin has been widely researched for its many health properties and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects similar to the drug ibuprofen.
Almonds are a fantastic source of protein, fiber, vitamin E, potassium, antioxidants, and heart healthy monounsaturated fat. Here’s a fun fact, even though almonds are considered a nut, they’re really not a true nut because they are the seed of the fruit that grows on almond trees. Technically it’s a drupe.
WILD ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL
Wild orange essential oil is cold pressed from the orange peel. Only use pure essential oils internally that state for dietary use on their label. Wild orange essential oil is a powerful cleanser and purifying agent, and has immune-enhancing benefits. Wild orange essential oil is also energizing to the mind and body. The wild orange essential oil I use and recommend is safe for aromatic, topical or internal use (dietary). Contact me by email if you want to get some of this fantastic oil.
I hope that drinking my smoothie will help keep your body strong and filled with energy. What’s your favorite smoothie blends? Please contribute to the conversation by leaving a comment below.
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Double Berry Smoothie Bowl
Paleo, Vegan, Primal, Gluten-Free
Makes 2 smoothie bowls
1 pack Sambazon frozen unsweetened acai berry
1 cup frozen wild or organic blueberries
½ cup organic spinach leaves
2 cups unsweetened almond milk (recipe below)
1 scoop protein powder (I used this one)
1 tablespoon raw almond butter or 1 teaspoon MCT oil
⅛ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon (I used this one)
¼ teaspoon organic turmeric powder (I used this one)
Liquid stevia glycerite-optional to taste (I used this one)
1 drop wild orange essential oil (optional)
Toppings for smoothie bowl
Petals from 1 edible flower (optional)
1 tablespoon raw sesame seeds
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tablespoons wild or organic blueberries
1. Place all ingredients except the toppings into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a bowl and sprinkle with edible flower petals, sesame seeds, coconut flakes and blueberries. Enjoy!
Homemade Almond Milk
Soak 1¼ cups of raw almonds with ½ teaspoon of unrefined sea salt in enough purified water to cover the almonds, overnight. Drain almonds in the morning, rinse, and drain again. Place in blender along with 3 cups of spring or filtered water and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh strainer or nut bag and use in the recipe. Pour the remaining almond milk in a glass mason jar and cover with the lid. Store milk for up to 3-5 days.