For busy mornings when it feels like there’s not enough time to eat healthily, my go-to trick is whipping up a beautiful smoothie bowl!
This sun-enriched, creamy cool treat is bursting with flavor. With an abundance of essential nutrients and boosts of vitamins all in one meal. Plus, it has that luxurious texture that only avocado can bring to a smoothie.
Even if I’m a little short on time, crafting a quick smoothie bowl is always fun. My favorite part is adorning the top with creative garnishes (also an extra kick of nutritional goodness) be it a small dash of chia seeds, fresh berries, kiwi, walnuts, cacao nibs, or fresh pomegranate seeds.
And of course, we LOVE the hormone balancing act in the main ingredients:
Avocado is rich in magnesium, potassium, and fiber, as well in many essential vitamins – and it’s packed with omega-3’s that are heart-healthy and anti-inflammatory. In addition to healthy fats, avocados contain plant sterols which can help block estrogen absorption and promote progesterone production.
Avocados are ALSO rich in beta-sitosterol – which can help balance the stress hormone cortisol.
Blueberries are filled with vitamins and phytoestrogens, which help regulate hormone levels and also reduce inflammation. They’re also rich sources of vitamin C, which regulates your progesterone levels.
Ceylon cinnamon is an amazing wonder spice – I could (making a note) write an entire blog about its fascinating health benefits! Besides being a powerful antioxidant, it can lower cholesterol, balance blood sugar levels, and is loaded with minerals and vitamins.
- ½ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- ½ ripe avocado
- 1 banana, ripe
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ¼ teaspoon ground Ceylon cinnamon
- ¾ cup almond milk
Optional: Add a couple Medjool pitted dates or raw honey if you prefer it more sweetened.
Sneaky Tip: Throw in some organic baby spinach or kale to get your greens in!
- Combine the blueberries, avocado, banana, honey, and cinnamon in a blender.
- Pour the almond milk into the mixture and blend until creamy. If the smoothie is too thick add a little more liquid (water, milk or better yet – throw in some ice cubes.
- Pour your smoothie bowl into a bowl and garnish with any desired toppings such as coconut flakes, nuts, and additional cinnamon.