A cool, silky, nutritious smoothie—poured in a bowl and adorned with flavorful toppings—what’s not to love about the smoothie bowl trend? It’s the perfect light breakfast, lunch, or snack. This vegan, gluten-free smoothie bowl calls upon a blend of sweet watermelon and spicy ginger, as well as cashews to give it a creaminess. The nutrient-rich toppings—chia, hemp, coconut, and parsley—give it a health and flavor boost, too.

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Yields 2 servings

Watermelon Ginger Smoothie Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup cashews
  • 2 cups watermelon, diced, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Place cashews in a dish and cover with water. Soak for 1 hour, then drain.
  2. Place cashews, watermelon, lemon juice, and ginger in a blender and process until smooth.
  3. Pour smoothie into two bowls.
  4. Garnish each bowl with 1 teaspoon chia seeds, 1 teaspoon hemp seeds, 1 tablespoon coconut, and 1 teaspoon parsley.
  5. Serve immediately.

Notes

Nutrients Per Serving: 310 calories, 8 g protein, 26 g carbohydrate, 22 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 5 g fiber, 12 g sugar, 19 mg sodium

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Recipe and images by Sharon Palmer, RDN

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