I think you will love making this Cherry Berry Smoothie recipe to help balance your hormones (I did!).
It is packed with nutrients that improve PMS, increase energy and help you sleep (wow!).
I’ve definitely gotten into the smoothie bowl trend that has taken over the Internet and on cafe menus just about everywhere.
Smoothies have been a great way for me to incorporate energizing adaptogenic herbs into my day, such as cordyceps and astragalus. I enjoy a smoothie’s cooling effect on my body after an intense workout (though many smoothies actually have a warming effect, it just depends on what you put into them) and it’s really fun designing them. You can’t mess them up. Just blend a smoothie and top it with everything you like.
Blueberry Smoothie Bowl with Toasted Toppings
1 cup purified water (or your favorite nut/seed milk)
1 banana (reserve 1/4 of your banana to use as a garnish)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 Tbs. chia seeds (black or white seeds are fine)
2 Tbs. dried and unsweetened shredded coconut
1/8 tsp. vanilla powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Sea salt to taste (I use about 1/4 tsp.)
Optional: 1 tsp. cordyceps powder
Optional: 1 tsp. astragalus powder
Optional: 1 scoop of protein powder (I recommend a grain-free protein)
Toasted dried and unsweetened coconut
Sprouted pumpkin seeds
Slice banana and add to a high-speed blender, reserving ¼ of the slices to use as a garnish.
Add the remaining smoothie ingredients to the blender and blend on high until all is completely combined.
Pour into a bowl and top with garnishes. It may be helpful to allow your smoothie to set in the freezer for 5-10 minutes before topping with garnishes.
I hope you enjoy making your own smoothie bowl!