Ginger peach smoothie bowls with cauliflower, orange juice, and almond milk for a sweet, creamy filling breakfast. This smoothie bowl comes together quickly, is squeaky clean, and paleo.
Quick pole: are you more likely to a.) drink a smoothie because it’s easy, lightweight, packable, and convenient, or b.) enjoy a smoothie bowl because it’s pretty, more substantial, and generates an interesting mealtime experience?
For me, each has their place. A smoothie is rad when I’m looking to take it with me, or if I’m wanting to throw something back quickly without pomp and circumstance, and a smoothie bowl is fun when I’m looking for that fun visual experience.
Truthfully, I’m not sure if smoothie bowls are out of vogue yet, but I still seem to be posting recipes, so I’ll just say with confidence I’m pulling straight from the ether that we’re still a GO for smoothie bowls. We still cool?
As I mentioned in my Strawberry Protein Smoothie post a couple weeks ago, smoothies have made a comeback in my life, specifically for those post-workout times. I generally don’t feel like eating a replenishing meal for many hours after exercising, although you technically should be eating within an hour (some say 20 minutes) post workout. Ergo, smoothies have been an easy-to-digest option.
Side note: If you follow my Instagram stories, you’ve probably seen me snap photos at your face about this thing I’ve invented called adaptogenic protein milk…it’s essentially a protein shake, but not a shake, and it’s like a smoothie, but fruitless? We still cool? I’ll be posting some recipes for my protein milk soon, so stay tuned for those beauties!
Back to this particular smoothie bowl.
Since peach season is HERE (I was surprised to discover the peaches at my local grocery store were not hard as rocks, but in fact ripe), I whipped up this bowl using a fresh ripe, juicy peach, some steamed and frozen cauliflower, spinach, a nub of fresh ginger, hemp protein powder, and orange juice and almond milk. You can add a date or two to make the bowl sweeter to your personal taste. For my friends who can tolerate bananas, feel free to swap out the cauliflower for one large ripe banana.
Side note, the sequel: If you have gut issues or IBS, I would steer clear of this bowl, as peaches and cauliflower can be mega triggers of IBS symptoms. If you don’t have gut issues, proceed forth!
I top the bowls with – let’s face it – pretty things: fresh peach slices, chia seeds, bee pollen, hemp seeds, and flaked coconut. Of course you can get creative with toppings, using your favorite fresh fruit, nuts, and seeds.
May all your smoothie bowls be beautiful, filling, and nutritious!
- 1 large ripe peach, pitted and chopped
- 1/2 cup cauliflower, steamed and frozen
- 1 large pitted medjool date, optional
- 1 cup ice
- 1 (1/2-inch) nub ginger, peeled and chopped
- 2 tbsp hemp protein powder, see note*
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
For Serving the Bowl:
- Add all smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. If need be, add additional almond milk to get the smoothie to blend, but try to keep it as thick as possible. Pour smoothie into a bowl and top with bee pollen, flaked coconut, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and sliced peach (or choice of toppings).
*you can replace the hemp protein powder with your favorite protein powder, or use collagen peptides.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 smoothie bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 27gSugar: 17gProtein: 8g