Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl
This recipe can be halved to make 1-2 servings. I give some variation below on the quantity of toppings, because that's up to you, how much you want!
Servings 3 servings
- 5 cups frozen fruit strawberries and watermelon are my favorite combination; or use some banana if you want to leave out all sweeteners; cooked frozen chunks of beet are also delicious and beautiful when combined with strawberries
- 2 cups raw milk or coconut/nut/seed milk of choice
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder fair trade, or toasted carob powder (optional); or see chocolate protein powder option below in Recipe Notes
- 3-4 Tablespoons raw honey , pure maple syrup, or 15 drops stevia, to taste (optional)
- 1-2 scoops collagen see link below in Recipe Notes
- 3/4-1 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1-2 Tablespoons coffee grounds fresh, decaf., fair trade
- 1-2 Tablespoons hibiscus petals whirled in coffee grinder to powder
- 3/4-1 cup granola homemade, sprouted, grain-free~ see link to recipe in Recipe Notes
- 3/4-1 cup raspberries fresh or frozen
Place the following items in high-powered blender: frozen fruit, milk of choice, optional cocoa or carob powder, honey or other optional sweetener and collagen. Blend on medium speed 30-50 seconds, using tamper as needed to keep the smoothie moving (preventing air bubbles by the blade).
Pour smoothie into pretty bowls and decorate with toppings: pomegranate seeds, coffee grounds, powdered hibiscus, granola and raspberries. Enjoy!
Protein Powder~ On the whole, I prefer using collagen as a source of protein in smoothies. But I do like this Pure Paleo Protein Powder that's made from grass-fed beef (you can't taste the beef at all). It's sweetened with stevia, tastes super yummy, and digests well. It can be a good pre or post-workout source of protein if consumed with fat and other needed co-factors, like raw milk.
Here's the collagen I like best: grass-fed and grass-finished, and they test it for pesticide levels and purity. Use the discount code BEAUTIFUL10 to get 10% off at check out! :)
And here's the Paleo/GAPS granola recipe I love best!