This Orange Smoothie Bowl is the perfect healthy breakfast to start your day off right!
It’s Monday friends. Back to school, back to work, back to reality. The weekends are such a reprieve that the first day back can feel like a bit of a doozy.
Most Mondays do not get a fancy breakfast like this. The usual Mondays are for cereal (or overnight oats if you are super organized on Sunday) and two cups of coffee and propping your eyelids open while you rush the kids out the door.
But some Monday’s you guys…we have to take on the world. Upon a time, the whole house clean, everyone organized, a clear plan for the day and maybe even a meditation session snuck in. Those kinds of Mondays call for this epic Orange Smoothie Bowl.
Because let’s be honest…nothing says “I’ve got my life together” like a gorgeous Instagram worthy smoothie bowl, am I right? The bonus is of course that for all it’s eye popping beauty, this creamy citrus smoothie actually whips up in under 5 minutes. #adultinglikeaboss
There haven’t been many mornings like this lately, to be honest. We welcomed baby Forrest last month (pictures soon I promise!) and he has decided that he needs to be held 24/7. All day. All night. Which is super sweet of course, and I’m completely soaking up all the baby snuggles. But it’s also exhausting and almost impossible to get anything accomplished.
So when he was passed out for a brief moment we whipped this smoothie together and it felt like life was a hair more normal.
Clementines were a natural choice for this recipe, we almost always have them on hand for easy snacking. And a nice ripe banana is essential. If you have the foresight to freeze your bananas that is always my preference, it makes the smoothies so creamy and almost like ice cream.
Of course, at this point, I have literally no brain cells left so there were no frozen bananas to be found. So fresh it is!
Add some coconut water.
And finally some yogurt, a pinch of turmeric powder, and a good sized knob of ginger. I love ginger for how much it boosts up my immune system and adds that slightly spicy kick, but if you don’t love ginger you can omit or reduce the amount for sure.
Blend all your ingredients together, garnish with toppings and enjoy!
Here’s to adulting well this week friends!
- ½ cup coconut water
- 3 oranges peeled
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 inch piece of ginger peeled and minced finely
1. Add the coconut water, oranges, banana, yogurt, turmeric powder and ginger to the blender.
2. Starting the blender at a low speed, blend until smooth.
3. If needed gradually increase to higher speeds and blend until smooth.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 424 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 7mg Sodium: 213mg Carbohydrates: 96g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 15g Sugar: 62g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 12g