This rejuvenating immunity-boosting smoothie or smoothie bowl bowl is full of Vitamin C and antioxidants to keep your immune system strong and your skin glowing! Top with your favorite fresh seasonal fruit and nuts for a zesty way to start the day!
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This time of year, with vacations, kids out of school, back-to-back plans, and the need for continuous convenience, healthy eating habits can easily fall by the wayside. For me, the best way of ensuring I get the nutrition I need in the midst of all the running around, is to maintain a stock of solid resources in my pantry and a plethora of fresh produce in my refrigerator – that way, I can whip something up on-the-go and stay fueled in an efficient, high-impact way.
I partnered with Bob’s Red Mill to bring you this post and inspire you to Fuel Your Awesomeness. Let’s marinate on this for a paragraph or three, because fueling awesomeness should be our number one priority. I saw a quote the other day that resonated with me – “Self-care isn’t selfish. You can’t serve on an empty tank.”
One of the issues we have as independent, hard-working individuals is taking the time to nurture and uplift ourselves before trying to do so for others. We feel like we aren’t being good people when we’re giving to ourselves, when in reality, we become more a more valuable resource when we’re operating at full capacity.
I feel passionately about the topic, because life is far too short to not experience it with a full heart and body. Rather than being in the habit of neglecting ourselves, our time is better served by showering ourselves with love – one crucial way of showing ourselves we care is by feeding our bodies! I love that Bob’s Red Mill strongly advocates nutrition and brings it to your home with effortless convenience. They’re here to help fill your energy tank in the most positive ways.
As you know, smoothies and smoothie bowls are one of my choice snacks or meals because they pack so much nutrients in an easily-digestible space. I love supplementing my smoothies with high-quality protein powder to make it a well-balanced experience. I used Bob’s Red Mill’s Vanilla Protein Powder Nutritional Booster to add a nutrition boost (and delicious vanilla flavor) to this smoothie bowl.
The powder includes pea protein, chicory root (yielding fiber and prebiotics), chia seeds, probiotics, is sweetened with monk fruit sweetener, and is dairy-free and vegan. In this sense, you’re getting both protein and fiber as well as omega-3s, iron, and a healthy dose of good bacteria.
In an era with so many opinions about health flying around helter-skelter, I think it’s important to keep a hard stance and be an advocate for your own health. Only you know what’s right for you!
This immunity-boosting smoothie bowl (or just regular smoothie if you’re not into the smoothie bowl thing) is packed with nutrients to support a healthy immune system and keep you strong during your day-to-day busy life.
In case you’d like to customize these bowls/smoothie to your liking, here are some options for…
- Reduce the orange juice to ½ cup, and add ¼ cup of full-fat canned coconut milk for rich, creamy texture.
- Use carrot juice in place of orange juice.
- Add fresh grated ginger to support healthy digestion.
- Add a handful of spinach for an even bigger nutrient boost.
- 3/4 cup orange juice 6 ounces
- 1 large ripe banana peeled and frozen
- 1 cup frozen mango 140 g
- 1/4 cup pineapple fresh or frozen
- 1/4 teaspoon lime zest
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh turmeric peeled and grated
- 1 scoop Bob's Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 navel orange peeled and sliced
- 2 strawberries sliced
- 1/4 cup macadamia nuts 30 g
- hemp seeds
Place macadamia nuts in a small skillet and heat over medium-high. Toast, stirring occasionally, until golden-brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and chop.
Add the ingredients for the smoothie to a blender and blend until completely smooth. Pour smoothie into a bowl and top with sliced oranges and strawberries, toasted macadamia nuts, and a sprinkle of hemp seeds.