Happy October! Today is World Vegetarian Day (woo!) and Pumpkin Spice Day (wooo!). I am so excited to kick off the season with this amazing recipe (that I discovered by accident!).
I love a loaded smoothie bowl, and I’m always interested in add-ins that make for a prettier, healthier bowl. This summer, I finally bought spirulina powder. This blue-green algae is loaded with protein, B vitamins, and Iron. Plus, it’s so pretty.
But do you know what happens when you add blue-green powder to a dark purple smoothie? It turns black! Not my fresh summer smoothie, but maybe something perfect for a little later in the year…
Spooky Scary Pumpkin Berry Smoothie Bowl
-1/2 cup organic frozen berry mix (like Full Circle Market)
-1/2 cup pumpkin puree (like Thrive Market organic pumpkin)
-2 tsp acai powder
-1 scoop spirulina powder (like Kos)
-1 scoop Organic Pressed Juice
-2 scoops protein powder (I swear by Bob’s Red Mill Protein Powder)
-toppings: I used chia seeds, flax seeds, and Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Pumpkin Cinnamon Granola
- Blend all ingredients (except toppings) together, adding water to thin if need be.
- Transfer to bowl.
- Add toppings– for the pumpkin shape, I used a cookie cutter before sprinkling my flax seeds on top.
It’s a great way to add some extra fruit, veggies, and protein to your breakfast. If you follow the Dr Greger Daily Dozen, then you’ve hit 5 of your goals (flaxseed, berries, nuts, and two vegetables).
Happy baking, and stay tuned for more pumpkin!