If you can’t tell, I’ve been on a healthy recipe kick with the last couple of posts. Don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll be back soon with something super indulgent. I’ve recently been loving eating whole, healthy and clean foods. I’m also not the kind of person that can have a bowl full of cookies in the kitchen and just leave them there. I’m an all or nothing kind of person when it comes to my diet. Ooops. I find that no matter what, if I start out the day with a healthy and hearty breakfast, the rest of my day follows that pattern. This Pumpkin Apple Smoothie Bowl is going to be my new go-to for those days when I want something super flavorful to jump start morning.
This is the first smoothie bowl I have ever created and I’m fairly certain the only one I’ve ever had. TBH, they’ve always kind of freaked me out. I mean they’re beautiful on Instagram (do you follow me? You should. Click HERE), but I always thought they were just for show. News Flash: They’re not. They’re delicious and not weird at all. I love smoothies, but I thought it would be strange eating it with a spoon. In my opinion, you need a lot of different texture to offset the actual smoothie, but maybe that’s just me. I chose to top mine with apple, coconut flakes, hemp seeds and chia seeds. I meant to put on pumpkin seeds but I forgot them 🙁 oh well. I’m counting down the days until I can have this breakfast again and I highly recommend you try it!
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup chopped apple (you can leave the peel on)
- ⅔ cup pumpkin puree
- ⅔ cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- ¼ cup coconut flakes
- ¼ cup chopped apple
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds - I forgot to use mine 🙁
- Place all smoothie ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Don't be afraid to let it go for a couple minutes.
- Divide the smoothie between two bowls and top with chia seeds, hemp seeds, coconut, apple and pumpkin seeds. Serve immediately or refrigerate.