If you haven’t yet taken your smoothie out of a glass and put it into a bowl, now’s the time to try this trend. Since you can add all manner of toppings, it becomes more of a meal—a perfect, healthy way to start the day. Not to mention, it allows you to create a feast for your eyes as well as your taste buds: A quick #smoothiebowl scroll through social media reveals true (edible!) works of art.
The colorful and delectable recipe below is packed with fruits and even a serving of veggies thanks to our Red Beet Crystals. Blend up a bowl for your next breakfast or a satisfying snack.
A Superfood Boost for Super SmoothiesNaturally sweet-tasting and instantly soluble, our Red Beet Crystals are crafted from the juice of freshly harvested organic beets, providing an easy way to add all the benefits of this superfood to any dish or drink. In addition to being delicious in smoothies, they’re great in baked goods, soups, salad dressings, you name it.
Red Fruit Smoothie Bowl
Our Red Beet Crystals aren’t just an ingredient in this bowl, they also set the theme: red. Of course, if you’re not a fan of the red fruits used, feel free to make swaps or choose fruits of a different color. It truly is a customizable recipe—from the smoothie base to the toppings.
• Fresh red fruits (organic when possible): red apple, red plum, red pear, nectarine, half a dragon fruit
• Frozen red fruits (organic when possible): raspberries and strawberries
• Tart cherry juice
• Organic Red Beet Crystals
• Lemon/lemon juice
• Cold water
• Toppings (organic when possible): fresh berries, sliced banana, diced papaya, chopped mango, extra dragon fruit, sliced kiwi, coconut flakes, granola, honey, ginger, cinnamon, chia seeds or flax seeds, chopped nuts, a sprinkling or swirl of Red Beet Crystals, cacao nibs… the options are endless
1. Roughly chop and dice your fresh fruits.
2. Add ½ cup frozen strawberries and ½ cup frozen raspberries to the blender first. Then add in the diced apple and pear. Add 1 cup of cold water and blend.
3. Next, add in the softer fruits: the nectarine, plum, and half a dragon fruit. Blend.
4. Add ¼ cup tart cherry juice, 1 tablespoon Red Beet Crystals, and the juice of half a lemon. Blend again.
5. Taste to test. You may want to add a little extra liquid to thin the smoothie or a sweetener like honey.
6. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and add your toppings of choice, arranging as desired. You can load up the bowl will all different types of toppings, mixing them together and piling them high; or stay monochromatic and minimalist; or highlight the different colors and textures of your toppings by placing them in their own separate lines, for example. It’s up to you and your style!
• You can peel the fresh fruits first or leave the peels on for ease and extra nutrition. Chopping and dicing your fruits makes it easier on your blender and helps the smoothie whip up quicker.
• Always add frozen fruits to the blender first. If you don’t have frozen fruit, you can use ice cubes instead.
• The more fruits you use, the sweeter your smoothie will be.
• If you want to thicken your smoothie, add a banana; it can also be used to cut the flavor if it’s too tart.
• Be as creative as you want with your toppings. There’s no right or wrong way to make this or any smoothie bowl!
Recipe and photographs courtesy of Amy Ortiz
A superfan of our superfood supplement, Amy Ortiz is a photographer, food blogger, and content creator in Asheville, NC. She enjoys living a simple yet enriching life on a farm, raising a multicultural family, and cooking wholesome and delicious homemade food. Amy is the creator of the Señora Amy Ortiz blog, which features an assortment of authentic recipes from around the world and her own original culinary creations. She is also the creator of Spicy Grandmas—a YouTube Channel series—where she learns to cook from the world's most endearing and daring grandmothers.