With the weather finally getting gloomy, we’re craving smoothies galore in an attempt to hold onto summer! Instead of buying those overpriced, pre-made smoothies with extra, unneeded additives, we decided to create our own vegan friendly smoothie bowl at home with only three ingredients!
- 2 Cups Fresh spinach
- 2 Cups Frozen berries strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc
- 2 Cups Non-dairy milk
- Add spinach, berries and non-dairy milk to your blender and blend away.
- If the smoothie is too thick, add as much water as needed to reach desired consistency.
- Feel free to top with anything you have including: more berries, granola, cereal, peanut butter, honey, etc. The smoothie bowl possibilities are endless!
But did you know that smoothie bowls offer a lot more than just a fun and fruity meal? This smoothie bowl, in particular, is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients!
Spinach, and other dark, leafy greens, contain high amounts of Vitamin A and K, as well as a large amount of magnesium and iron. While Vitamin A promotes healthy, glowing skin, Vitamin K plays an important role in bone strength and blood clotting prevention due to its calcium transporting abilities.
If you’re not a big fan of spinach, not to worry! You can always add a banana or a few extra berries to cover up the greens. But trust us, you can’t even taste the spinach.
Strawberries, other than being delicious covered in dark chocolate, are known to be immunity boosters due to the amount of Vitamin C they contain. The Vitamin C not only works to fight off sickness, but also works to make your eyes healthier!
These antioxidant filled gems are full of fiber. One cup of blackberries equals around 7.6 grams of fiber! Blackberries are also filled with Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin) and B6 (folate), all essential for staying energized throughout the day.
These berries are sweet, but did you know they’re also considered a smartfood? Blueberries contain a large amount of polyphenols, called flavonoids that work as anti-inflammatories in our bodies. Plus, they’re great for digestion as well!
Even if you’re not following a dairy-free lifestyle, try any of these plant-based milks to cut out dairy for a day and up your protein intake.
- Soy Milk
- Almond Milk
- Cashew Milk
- Coconut Milk
- Rice Milk
- Oat Milk
- Hemp Milk
Enjoy your smoothie bowl and take a closer look at the anti-inflammatory diet!