Summer in SLC is overflowing with vibrant greens, psychedelic chioggia beets, rainbow carrots, summer squash, and the most beautiful array of berries! I can never walk through the market without picking up a quart of blueberries and raspberries. Summer also means poolside cocktails, grill seshes and late summer nights. It’s all good, but come Monday (or any day of the week really) I’m looking to this antioxidant smoothie bowl to boost my energy, reset my body, and calm inflammation.
I toss all the ingredients into my handy dandy Vitamix blender and blend it to creamy perfection and top it with my favorite farmer’s market finds. This smoothie is loaded with antioxidants from a blast of berries, particularly from the soaked goji berries and the blueberries. It incorporates coconut butter and cinnamon for a dose of healthy fats, amazing flavor, and blood sugar balancing power. Rose water is also a great but optional addition that helps rebalance and calm digestion and reduce inflammation after a long weekend. I also love keeping rose water on hand to add a splash to glasses of cool water all summer long. Just remember to go very lightly as it doesn't take much!
Make this bowl in the AM and eat it up quick before it gets melty in this crazy summer heat to keep cool and feel energized!
Antioxidant Berry Smoothie Bowl
Prep time 10 minutes
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- 2 tablespoons goji berries, soaked overnight
- 1 – 2 tablespoons pure rose water (optional)
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter (or almond butter)
- 1 inch fresh ginger
- Dash of cinnamon
- Top with berries (blackberries, strawberries, blueberries), cacao nibs, toasted coconut flakes, goji berries + bee pollen.
Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Top with berries etc and enjoy!