As someone who has NEVER liked breakfast but knows how important of a meal it is, it was a huge relief to finally find something that I enjoyed eating and making! Enter: Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls. Whether it is a smoothie in a glass or a smoothie bowl, I love mixing new flavors and seeing what I can come up with. Let's be real- I also like decorating my bowl and seeing just how pretty I can make it!
Because I like to work out early in the morning and enjoy starting my day with a sweat, it is important to load my smoothie up with my super foods and vitamins to start my day and metabolism. My Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie Bowl is beautifully bright in color and flavor, and it helps that turmeric is a wonderful anti-inflammatory that also gives your skin a beautiful glow!
Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie Bowl
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 tbs. almond butter
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder (very bold in flavor and color, so start with 1/2 tsp. and you can always add!)
1 tsp. maca (natural energizer, supports overall health and mood)
1 tsp. MSM powder (helps support muscles and joints)
1 pinch of cayenne pepper (for a little kick that also revs up the metabolism)
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. If you want to thin out your smoothie, add more coconut milk until you reach your desired consistency. If you would like to thicken, add 1/4 of a frozen banana until you reach your desired consistency. It's totally up to you!
Toppings: My favorite toppings include but are not limited to:
- Chia Seeds: high quality protein, fiber
- Goji Berries: vitamin C, fiber, iron
- Mulberries: antioxidants, immune system support
- Bee Pollen: protein, energy enhancer
- Cocoa Nibs: flavonoids, antioxidants
- Frozen Raspberries