Sweet berries and bright red beets transform this Cereal Smoothie Bowl into a healthy, vibrant and fiber-rich powerhouse. Thanks to the addition of milk and yogurt, it’s also packed full of protein (no powders necessary).
Am I the only one that thinks that the time between Christmas and New Year’s is… weird. It’s like I’m stuck in limbo. I literally went from crazy work all the time to peace and quiet. It’s like half the world is working while the other half is hanging out on a tropical beach somewhere.
Ok, I’m totally exaggerating. However, it’s still the strangest week of the year.
Lucky for me, my child has school three days this week; so, with only a few upcoming deadlines in the beginning part of January, I have started sorting and planning my January calendar and meal plan. Yes, you guys, MEAL PLAN. For the whole entire month.
After the feeding frenzy (better known as October through December), I need a reset in January. Also keeping in mind that I will be traveling through New Zealand and then on to Tahiti the entire month of February…well, let’s just say there is no dieting while on vacation. While I am on vacation I eat all the things.
That said, I don’t have plans to go crazy and do cleanse or cut out any one thing from my diet. I will still eat carbs and I will still consume sugar. However, I’m looking to get a balance back to my diet. So, that means more salads, more vegetable-based soups (this is SO easy, you guys) and more fiber. Less candy and ice cream and cookies, and sadly, yes, less alcohol.
I will fail if I attempt a crazy diet, so I simply seek balance. Plus, I run and exercise quite a bit- and more now that my schedule is less chaotic. I need food to stay strong. And although I could certainly be a vegan athlete and consume no sugar or alcohol, that would be boring.
Sorry, not sorry.
Oh yes, if you’re wondering if all the recipes I share over the course of the next month will be borning and “healthy”, I can promise you that will not be the case. I may be eating healthier, but this blog here is in NO WAY posted in real time (that would literally be impossible).
For example, all the posts I have scheduled to go out while I’m in New Zealand (except for the travel ones) are already shot. And this bright, bold and beautiful smoothie bowl? Well, I think I shot this over the summer. #bloggertruth
That said, it’s still amazing and super nutritious. Promise. Protein in the milk and yogurt (pick your own personal favorite), fiber in the oats, and all kinds of amazing goodness for your body in the beets and berries. There is NO ADDED SUGAR in this smoothie bowl. If you want to be extra healthy, toss a handful of spinach in there. You won’t even taste it. Your kids won’t either- I know because my son loved this smoothie.
JK. He loved the smoothie not the smoothie bowl (something about the straw).
Raspberry Beet and Cereal Smoothie Bowl
- 1.5 cups milk (almond/soy/cow/hemp)
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 banana
- 1 large or 2 small beets (cooked, cooled and peeled)
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- ½ cup rolled oats
- Toppings- Fresh banana, strawberry, raspberries, dragon fruit, rolled oats or granola, cocoa nibs, and Love Grown Fruity Sea Stars
- Combine all ingredients, except for the toppings, in the bowl of a high-speed blender. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes or until smooth and completely blended. Pour into two bowls and top with fresh fruit, cereal, granola, and cocoa nibs, if desired.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.)
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