This Golden Smoothie Bowl is actually like eating gold for breakfast in the sense that it is freaking delicious and also probably one of the healthiest smoothie bowls you’ll ever eat.
So what’s in this Golden Smoothie Bowl? Well, it’s a nice blend of pineapple, mangoes, ginger and the superfood ingredient, Turmeric. And then topped with more superfoods like Blueberries, Blackberries, Pumpkin Seeds, Chia Seeds, Almonds, and Cacao Nibs.
For those of you who haven’t been quite as up to date in the health foodie loop, Turmeric is the new trend in the realm of superfoods. It is amazingly good for you, so I can understand why there is quite a healthy obsession with this beautiful golden colored root.
Turmeric has been used for thousands and thousands of years in Southern Asian cuisines such as Indian and Bangladeshi. But our modern society been slow to catch up and is just now freaking out about this super nutritious food.
According to an article by the Huffington Post, turmeric can offer many health benefits such as relieving heartburn or an upset stomach, protect the brain, alleviate joint pain, and prevent heart attacks, diabetes, and cancer. Basically, turmeric is a freaking nutritional warehouse!
This golden smoothie bowl is really easy to make and only requires about four ingredients to create the base. The tricks to creating a good smoothie bowl base are to not put so much liquid in it that it becomes watery, to use frozen fruit, and to use a high-speed blender or a food processor. These tricks will help you produce a sorbet-like frozen texture that you want for your smoothie bowls. You do not want them to be liquid like a smoothie because then when you try and top these bowls with any toppings, they will not stay afloat and immediately start sinking!
If you’re like me and you have a blender that is from the 1980’s that basically sucks at blending anything frozen, you can use a food processor instead. I used my Ninja Food Processor and it surprisingly worked out great! It created that beautiful sorbet-like texture that you should be getting with your smoothie bowls.
The tropical fruit in this smoothie takes your mind away from the cold weather in Boston (well mostly cold, it’s been a little off, HELLO global warming!) and on to somewhere warm and tropical.
As for the toppings, I decided that blueberries, blackberries, and the seeds and nuts would go well on this smoothie bowl but you can essentially make it what you want. If you think any other fruit, seeds, nuts, or nut butter would go better, then go for it!
That is the beauty of smoothie bowls- they are what you make it. Allow yourself to be the ultimate smoothie bowl designer and send me your creations! I’d love to see what you all come up with.
Find the recipe below to make this Golden Smoothie bowl. I hope you enjoy it!
- ½ cup Frozen Pineapple Chunks
- ½ cup Frozen Mango Chunks
- ½ inch Ginger, peeled
- ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
- ⅓ cup Coconut Milk
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Chia Seeds
- Cacao Nibs
- Place all the ingredients for the smoothie bowl base into a high-speed blender or food processor
- Blend until smooth
- If necessary, add more liquid in small amounts to be able to blend fully
- Once smooth and the texture is "sorbet-like," pour into a serving bowl
- Top with desired toppings
- Serve and enjoy!