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Sometimes I just want to rejoice because of the fact that healthy foods can be so incredibly delicious! This ginger turmeric smoothie bowl combines the sweet fruits of summertime with some powerhouse ingredients to create the most satisfying and tasty bowl ever. Ginger and turmeric are not only crazy delicious and flavorful, but are packed with nutrients to keep you bright and shiny inside and out. Trust me when I say that the flavors of this bowl will make you want to take a hiatus from your standard green juice – and a surprise ingredient in here will keep you full, satisfied, and craving this bowl on the daily.
For the base:
1/2 cup frozen mango
1 cup frozen sliced banana (about 1-2 bananas)
1/2 cup almond (or coconut) milk
1/2 inch chunk of peeled fresh ginger
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1 Tbs cashew butter
Optional: 1 scoop marine collagen peptides
For the toppings:
Hemp heart seeds
Slivered raw almonds
Dusting of turmeric powder
Blend the mango, banana, almond milk, ginger, turmeric, and cashew butter for at least one minute, adding or reducing your milk quantity based on how thick you like your smoothies. Blending for a longer period of time will give you a thick, creamy consistency with less liquid for an even more flavorful mix! This is where I like to go ahead and add in any collagen peptides, but that step is entirely optional! Blend until dissolved, then pour into the glass or bowl of your choice and top with sliced bananas, bee pollen, hemp heart seeds, and sliced almonds.
Not only are you benefitting from the ginger and turmeric, but the cashew butter adds a healthy fat component to this smoothie that acts as a vehicle for all the nutrients you’re absorbing, and helps turn this into a blend that won’t leave you hungry an hour later! Plus, if you’ve ever had a spoonful of plain raw cashew butter in your life (guilty) you can imagine how creamy and delicious it will make just about any smoothie you add it to! Sip it, spoon it up, and start your day feeling like sunshine!
Christina ❤️ @abuelitaeats
Thanks, Christina! Show us your smoothie bowls on Instagram and be sure to tag @lulus and @abuelitaeats so we can see!