Chia Seed Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowl

September 30, 2015

Chia Seed Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowl


To some extent, in one way or the other, we are all incoherent. I think it’s part of human nature: we say one thing and end up doing another.
A few everyday examples include: complaining about living in a mess but watching TV instead of doing chores, extolling the health benefits of biking to work then smoking a pack a day, parking the car as close as possible to the gym before going to a cardio class, wearing sports clothes but never exercising, being concerned about your health but eating a diet of junk food, etc. I could go on forever and ever and ever

Chia Seed Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowl


As for myself, I am no different than the rest of the world.
I am incoherent and I blabbidy blih blah bleh at everything.
For instance, six months ago I was making fun of this “food in a bowl” trend, saying that “A strawberry breakfast bowl, is a strawberry smoothie served in a bowl.”
Yet here I am today presenting you with a smoothie bowl. Boom!
What can I say? I am an incoherent sinner.
But let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone.

Chia Seed Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowl


Anyways, it seems that smoothie bowls are all over my life and I cannot be stopped. Call me incoherent if you like.
The base of this Chia Seed Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowl is my current obsession – a combo of coconut milk, berries, bananas, and pomegranate juice.
Basically it’s a whole slew of super foods blended until it’s bright pink. So pink it looks like the river in candy kingdom.
Then, then it’s topped with chia seeds, shredded coconut, and even more berries.
It’s a perfect combination of flavors: fruity, tangy, bright, vibrant, delicious, and uber healthy (which is the only thing that really matters, right?)

Chia Seed Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowl


Chia Seed Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowl                                                                                  Print this recipe!

Ingredients
Serves 2

1 cup mixed berries, fresh or frozen
1 ripe banana
½ cup full-fat coconut milk
Juice of ½ lemon
½ cup pomegranate juice (or cranberry juice)
2 teaspoons chia seeds
2 teaspoons shredded coconut
Berries to top

Directions

Place berries, banana, coconut milk, lemon juice, and pomegranate juice in a blender and process until smooth.
Divide among serving bowls, top with chia seeds, shredded coconut, a couple of berries, and serve.

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 178 calories, 4 grams of fat, 36 grams of carbs, and 3 grams of protein.

23 comments:

  1. I love the smoothie bowl concept as it tricks my mind into thinking I'm eating more than what I am, I still haven't grasped the whole, smoothie can be a breakfast thing if it's in a glass!

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    1. I know, it's a tricky concept. It took a bit to get around it ;)

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  2. I won't be casting any stones as I tell my daughter to use a spoon and not slurp - but I could skip the spoon and tip this bowl right here - right into my pie hole! Gorgeous bowl Mike - awesmazing ingredients and only in a smoothie bowl can you make a smile with shredded coconut and chia :)

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    1. I'm glad you noticed the coconut+chia smile, it took me quite some time to make it!

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  3. WOW! This looks incredible and the photos just make it look like something out of Good Food magazine.

    http://bowsandfitness.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Did I call you the smoothie king last time? I'm taking my words back! Because you're at least the smoothie emperor! Or if specifically, the emperor of smoothie and bowls:) Good job!

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    1. If I'm the emperor I want my crown: where is it?

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  5. You are indeed an incoherent sinner, Mike. I can't believe you would do such a thing. But if you are going to do it, then I appreciate the fact that you made it look amazing! Well done, my Wolfpack friend! #WolfpackHowlsAtTheMoon

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    1. An incoherent wolf is still better than a coherent coyote. Right?

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  6. I think I'm where you were at... Smoothie in a bowl? BUT I'm up for anything, especially when it comes to food so bring on the smoothie bowls!

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  7. I STILL haven't made a smoothie bowl at home. I just....forget! And put the smoothie in a cup, drink it, and realize I forgot to put it in a bowl. Love the idea of using pomegranate juice!

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  8. If this is the outcome of sinning, continue doing so, sir- It looks amazing! Bowls for smoothies? I'm game!

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  9. i prefer my smoothies to also include greens, and eggs for protein, but this looks quite yummy for a dessert after a meal with protein :)

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  10. I could drink up that bowl, looks so good. I hear ya, we all have sinned, but it's all good.
    I love the coconut in it, so yum.

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  11. I sure love smoothie bowls this one sounds excellent!! I must try it

    http://xoxobella.com

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  12. Looks good Mike, this could be for breakfast or dessert.

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  13. I love all 'bowl food' and especially smoothie bowls, so I can't wait to try this combo!

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  14. I made this on Sunday for breakfast, I looooooooooved it, we all did, even the kids had their smaller glasses empty in now time. Thank you.

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  15. Made this today for breakfast and really enjoyed it! I have a ton of chia seeds I need to use up so I'm trying your coconut chia pudding next. Love your site and your recipes. Keep it up!

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