September 2018

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September is:

Build the perfect smoothie bowl!

Here in the PNW September signifies the end of summer, the start of a brand new school year and often times the return of the morning scramble.

We here at the BHW kitchen loooovvee our smoothie bowls in the morning. They are so quick to make, easy to modify, hydrating, healthy and bonus they satisfy even our pickiest of eaters!

Making smoothie bowls is easier than you might imagine. The first thing you want to do is start with a good base. I prefer a blend of  almond milk and cashew milk. We make our own around here because it tastes so much better than the store bought stuff, (but we do use the store bought stuff in a pinch. We tend to always have a variety of frozen fruit in our freezer. We buy bananas in bulk peel break them up and freeze them so that we always have bananas on hand. Other fruits we tend to always keep around these days include, mango, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries and usually either acai or dragon fruit pouches when we can find it and it is not a zillion dollars.

We also generally have at least some seasonal fresh fruit on hand. This gets a little bit harder as the weather gets cooler. Right now we are really into figs and anxiously awaiting persimmons! This along with some cashews, a variety of seeds, maybe a bit of almond butter and we call it good!

The best part for us is that these bowls cost a fraction of what we would pay for a smoothie or bowl if we were to buy one at our local healthy smoothie joint.


Here is our current favorite smoothie recipe. Because we don't measure anything around these parts everything is an estimate.

1 cup of your base of choice
2 frozen banans
1 packet of Dragon fruit
1/2 cup of pineapple
1/2 cup of raspberries
(sometimes we also sneak some greens, protein powder, and/or Four Sigmatic mushroom powder in)

Blend until smooth. Adjust the amount of liquid depending on how thick or thin you want your bowl.

Top it with fresh berries, figs, cashews, chia seeds, and almond butter.

Get ready to take your day head on!

xo

JM