This smoothie is a tasty way to get your daily fruit fix
New year, new you, right? If you’re committed to living a healthier life and eating better in 2018, you’re not alone. There’s no better time to start making positive health changes than right now. It can be difficult, but one of the best ways to succeed at staying committed to eating right is by finding healthy alternatives that you actually enjoy. Maybe you’ve tried before, and haven’t been successful, but maybe that was because you were trying to give up doughnuts, pizza, and ice cream by replacing them with steamed broccoli, kale juice, and rice cakes. But there’s a better way! And that’s by discovering healthy options like this berry smoothie bowl. It’s vegan, lactose-free, and and uses all-natural ingredients, so it’s good for you, but most importantly, it tastes great! You’ll need just four ingredients for the smoothie, along with some optional things for toppings. We guarantee this will be one of your New Year’s favorites.
2 cups frozen blueberries
1-1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Optional Topping Ingredients
Carob chips or cacao nibs
Ground flax or chia seed
Making the smoothie bowl
This could not be any easier. Simply dump the four ingredients into your blender, and blend until the mixture is smooth. Just about any blender will do, but we went with the Nutri Ninja Pro, which is super easy to use, and has a surprising amount of power for its size. Once blended, pour the smoothie mixture into a bowl, and add in your favorite fresh fruits, like strawberries or blackberries. On top of that, we sprinkled some carob chips and ground flax seed for a little texture. Need to get your fruit fix on the go? This smoothie is, well, smooth enough to drink from your favorite mug or shaker bottle. We think it’s plenty sweet as it is, but if it’s not enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, you could also sprinkle in a little stevia without adding any calories and keeping the smoothie vegan and paleo.