I make smoothies and smoothie bowls daily but they haven’t been making regular appearances on the blog but that is going to change because it’s summer and I’m loving so many right now that I have to share them with you! Smoothies and smoothie bowls are big in our house for so many reasons. They are quick, delicious, nutritious, and we just love them! When making a smoothie or smoothie bowl we look at a couple things, first what we are making it for. Is it a snack, treat, meal, post or pre workout (or soccer/gymnastic) fuel. If there is a reason for the smoothie we first make sure those needs are being met. Weather it be adding in protein, bananas, turmeric or other superfoods, carbs like dates for an energy boost, or even watermelon for hydration. If it is just a snack or treat we still try to keep things in check but we have a little fun, usually we have some craving for a certain fruit or flavor. If it is close to a meal we try to keep it small. Usually though we are having them for breakfast or they are a snack/meal as with soccer and our crazy schedule we don’t have a typical dinner most nights but a smaller meal before and than something after. Sometimes in between instead depending on the girls schedules if there are back to back games. They don’t want to eat too much just before playing but at the same time don’t want to not have anything to eat or have a big meal after their game and late at night just before bed. We are often inspired by what we have on hand and we always buy lots of produce as we eat so much of it, but never waste any as if we aren’t going to be able to eat it before it goes bad we freeze it for smoothies later. We do this with greens, fruits, avocados, even juices or milks freezing into ice cubes.
On the day I made this bowl really needed a good recovery smoothie as my body was feeling pushed a little too far, it was also breakfast and I fueled up with what my body craved and needed. It had been awhile since having bananas in a smoothie bowl, which is funny since it use to be one of my go to favs, and it really hit the spot. I do have to say that I try to make this with turmeric milk instead of milk and turmeric powder but on this day it is what I needed and I didn’t have any made and either way it works but if I have the time I like to go that route to get the most out of the turmeric.
Chocolate Banana Turmeric Smoothie Bowl
Makes 1 serving
1 scoop chocolate protein (Vega Performance Protein Chocolate or Vega Clean Protein Chocolate)
1c non dairy milk (So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp gelatinized maca powder, optional (Navitas Naturals)
1 1/2- 2 frozen bananas
1-2 TBSP almond butter (Wild Friends Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter)
fresh banana slices for garnish, optional
Blend protein, milk, turmeric, cinnamon, and maca (if using) together in a Vitamix or high-speed blender. Add in bananas and blend using the tamper tool if making a really thick smoothie bowl. Pour into a glass or bowl and top with almond butter and optional banana slices. Enjoy!
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