Just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean you can’t fall into fruit. While summer is when fruits—berries, peaches, and melons—are at their seasonal best, you can rely on frozen fruits during the cooler months to fuel your diet with flavor and nutrition. Frozen fruit—harvested ripe and frozen quickly—is packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. No wonder diets rich in fruits (fresh, canned, frozen or dried) can help protect against chronic diseases. This easy smoothie bowl is filled with frozen berries, and topped with a nutrient-rich toppings. It’s healthy enough for your next breakfast, lunch or filling snack.
Yields 1 large serving
- 1 cup frozen berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries)
- 1/3 cup plain, unflavored soy milk
- 1/2 banana, ripe
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ cup frozen berries
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon cocoa nibs (unsweetened, crushed cocoa beans)
- Place all ingredients in a blender container. Process until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and top with additional frozen berries, hemp seeds, and cocoa nibs.
- Enjoy immediately.
*Try additional toppings, such as unsweetened, dried coconut, slivered almonds, sunflower seeds, chopped walnuts, and pistachios.
*Nutrition Information per Serving: 389 calories, 19 g total fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 17 g fiber, 13 g protein
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