Build A Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are a great way to switch up the traditional smoothie! Plus for athletes they are perfect for incorporating foods that will deliver key nutrients to boost performance and recovery - fruit, chia seeds, granola, nuts, seeds, etc. 

Smoothie Bowl - a perfect breakfast or snack!

Step 1: Make your favorite smoothie

Here is one of our favorite smoothie recipes that is anti-inflammatory, thanks to the tart cherry juice and the flax oil! Click here to read more on the benefits of tart cherry juice. 

Tart Cherry Smoothie
Serves 1

Ingredients:
1 cup 100% tart cherry juice
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or Icelandic yogurt
1 cup frozen sweet cherries
1 tablespoon Barleans omega swirl flax oil

Directions: 
1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until icy and smooth. 

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 380 calories, 6 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 10 milligrams cholesterol, 70 milligrams sodium, 70 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fiber, 52 grams sugar, 15 grams protein

Step 2: Pour your smoothie in a bowl and top with your favorite toppings 

Topping Ideas:
Coconut chips
Chia seeds
Sliced banana
Fresh berries
Sunflower seeds (shelled)
Granola
Sliced almonds

Step 3: Enjoy your smoothie bowl! 


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Recipe: Blueberry Mint Kombucha Freeze

Adding in kombucha, a probiotic-rich smoothie to your routine can help to deliver healthy bacteria to your gut. Research shows for athletes that better gut health can lead to quicker recovery in fatigued athletes. Plus studies link having diverse bacteria in your gut to better overall health, lower weight status, etc. 

This recipe uses Humm Kombucha (check for it a Target stores)! What we love about Humm kombucha is that the kombucha is blended with 100% fruit juice to give it a smooth taste. As some kombucha can be very tart. Work in this blueberry mint kombucha freeze recipe to your eating routine to boost your gut health! 

Blueberry Mint Kombucha Freeze

Blueberry Mint Kombucha Freeze

Blueberry Mint Kombucha Freeze
Serves 2

Ingredients:

2 cups Humm Bluberry Mint Kombucha
1 cup frozen blueberries

Directions:

1. In a blender combine all the ingredients. Blend until icy and smooth. Divide between two glasses and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 75 calories, 0 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 0 milligrams sodium, 18 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 16 grams sugar, 0 grams protein

Reference: 

Mach, et al. Endurance Exercise and Gut Microbiota. Journal of Health and Sport Science. Health. 2017 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095254616300163, Accessed March 16. 2018