So I was craving a frozen mango sorbet today for some odd reason, and especially after my workout when I had lost a ton of sugars and salts, I thought it would be a perfect post-workout late breakfast early lunch meal.
Ingredients–makes 2 servings
1 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, mangos, peaches (you could also just use frozen mangos)
1 ripe banana
1/4 cup of water
1 tsp chia seeds
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup fresh strawberries
1 tbsp chocolate chips or cacao nibs
1 tsp coconut sugar
Toasted Rolled Oats
Toasted unsweetened shredded coconut
I added the kale for this one because it was starting to yellow in my fridge so I needed to use it up somehow.You definitely do not need the kale, it just happened to be left over in my fridge.I also included some left over toasted oats that I use as a loose granola.
I soaked my frozen fruit in a little bit of water because my blender is pretty weak now and needs some help. I then blended the kale first to make sure it was all blended up with no loose pieces.
I then added the frozen fruit, which had thawed a little, added the 1/4 cup of water and the banana. I left a couple slices of banana to garnish. I blended it till everything was pretty smooth and I ended up with a really nice sorbet consistency. It tasted AMAZING. Since I had a ton leftover I just placed the rest in a mason jar and stashed it in my freezer. Obviously leaving a little room for the smoothie to expand.
Now for the fun part. I placed a few pieces of fruit and a little bit of chia seeds at the bottom so that I still had some fruit left if I end up, which I most likely will do, eating all the fruit at the top first.
My mom found these really cool leaf bowls at Winners, which is like Marshalls, and they are super adorable so I was like why not use a bowl for today. I was feeling a little bit fancy. I put the smoothie on top and then begun to top it.
You can totally top the smoothie with whatever fruits you want. I wanted to just use some mangoes, bananas, and strawberries, to keep it tropical. Pineapples or papaya would have been great too. But I was out of fresh mangoes and had some leftover blueberries on hand.
So I love making loose granola mixes because they are great for my smoothie bowls; I combine them with some mashed ripe bananas and make some cookies or protein balls . They are super versatile. The recipe is coming out soon, so stay tuned. You can use nuts too if you want. When I run out of the granola, I will probably just use pumpkin seeds.
Obviously I had to have some extra chia seeds, which are a major staple in my pantry. If you want to learn more check out my blog post on Chia Seeds. I am just craving more of this while writing this, maybe I’ll just take the leftover for dinner later.
Anyway, enough of my food fantasies. I finished my bowl with a little bit of coconut sugar for a sweet addition to the granola, which actually doesn’t have any sugar.
After I finished, I think I literally stared at the smoothie bowl for a solid 5 minutes just admiring the beauty. It was so sad to think of the reality that it will all just be a big mush in my stomach (tears).
I had some left over toppings so I just added it to my water and it was great! I enjoyed this bowl while getting some work done and it certainly made it less boring.
I hope you guys get a chance to try this, it’s super super amazing and definitely a treat I will be making a lot more often.