Say hello to a vibrant breakfast that will leave you feeling fantastic.
Citrus saves the day when we are looking for bright flavors this time of year, and the tart orange paired with strawberries and a bit of spicy ginger and earthy beets is a great combo.
Avocado and hemp seeds add healthy fat and the protein from collagen peptides will help you feel full (although feel free to use the protein powder that works for you, preferably one that is unsweetened and minimally processed!).
While I try to eat more warming breakfasts in winter months, I definitely have exceptions, and this is one of them. Plus, this bowl packs a ton of Vitamin C, helpful for fortifying our immune system, as well as bioactive phytochemicals, which have been shown to lower inflammation and be protective against cancer and cardiovascular disease, to name a few.
Couple of pro tips before you dive in:
- One of the best ways I’ve found to prepare beets for smoothie-making is to do the following. First, preheat an oven to 350 degrees F and wash a couple of whole beets. Wrap them in foil (while they are still wet) and pop them in the oven until they are soft enough to pierce with a fork. Take out and let cool, then chop off the gnarly tops and discard. Cut the rest into slices and store in a Ziploc or container in the freezer. If this sounds like one extra step you don’t want to do, that’s cool too. Just grab a bag of these or these.
- If you are using an organic orange, try leaving some of the peel on before you throw it in the blender. Citrus peels are full of some amazing phytochemicals that can exert anti-cancer benefits and stimulate detoxification pathways in the liver.
I hope this smoothie bowl puts as much pep in your step as it does in mine!
Ruby Red Smoothie Bowl with Strawberry, Orange, and BeetPin Recipe
- High-speed blender + tamper
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 large navel orange
- 1/2 small avocado flesh scooped out
- 1/4 cup frozen beet slices
- 2-3 tablespoons non-dairy milk
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 scoop collagen peptides or other protein powder of choice
- 1/2-1 inch knob fresh ginger
- 3-4 drops stevia optional
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. You will likely need to scrape down the sides occasionally and/or use a tamper given how thick it will be. Taste before serving to adjust sweetness level and add a bit of stevia, honey, or maple if desired.