Citrus-Charged Resolution Bowl

Unlike some 10 counts that can seem to last forever {I'm looking at you thigh sets!}, the countdown to the new year was here and gone before I even had a chance to process what just happened. So, stemming from inspiration I've gleaned from Insta, I declare February the true start to the bright and shiny 2016. January was simply the practice run ;) So, if you promised yourself to get fitter, happier, and/or save some money this year, then you're going to LOVE this zingy smoothie bowl that is what resolutions are made of. 

I call a mulligan :-p

I call a mulligan :-p

Give your stunning body a great big bear hug from the inside out by making this soul-filling bowl of magical green goodness. It’s loaded with mood-boosting and energizing ingredients from fresh, in-season produce that won’t cost you an arm and a leg {you know, if saving money is also one of your resolutions} but will pay you back ten fold in health and well being benefits. Let this Resolution Bowl do more than just fill your belly. Turn making it into a spiritual practice and a radical act of self care. Taking time to carefully lay out the beautiful ingredients, slice them while being fully present, engulfing yourself in the mood-boosting scent of citrus and blending the ingredients together with a heaping handful of greens because, well, you deserve it. Then carefully pour into your favorite bowl, topping it lovingly with what appeals to you… think jewel-toned pomegranate arils for an antioxidant boost, coconut shreds for a hit of healthy fats and a sprinkling of hemp seeds for building strong muscles. And before you dig in, take a couple of minutes to admire your work, think about how much good each bite is going to do for your body and simply give thanks. Now, enjoy each energizing citrus bite and carry this loving practice with you long into the new year… your best year yet.

Vegan Citrus-Charged Resolutions Bowl

This Citrus-charged Resolution Bowl is just the bowl of energizing goodness your 2016 needs. Filled with budget-friendly, antioxidant dense plant-based  ingredients, keeping your resolutions has never been easier. #vegan 

This Citrus-charged Resolution Bowl is just the bowl of energizing goodness your 2016 needs. Filled with budget-friendly, antioxidant dense plant-based  ingredients, keeping your resolutions has never been easier. #vegan 

serves 1

1/4 cup coconut water
1 frozen banana
1/2 grapefruit, seeded and peeled
1/2 cara cara orange, peeled
1/4 ripe avocado
1 heaping handful of power greens salad mix
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1” fresh ginger, peeled
Optional toppings: orange or lemon zest, pomegranate arils, figs, coconut shreds, raw granola, cara cara orange slices, chia seeds, hemp seeds

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Directions

  1. Add ingredients to your high speed blender, starting with 1/4 cup coconut water and adding more as needed to get things moving. Tip: this smoothie should be thick so be careful in adding too much coconut water
  2. Blend on high for 30 seconds, or until desired consistency is achieved, using the tamper to push the ingredients into the blade.
  3. Pour into your favorite bowl.
  4. Top with whatever suits your fancy.
  5. Grab your spoon and enjoy!

Original post can be viewed on the Pure Barre Blog here.