Tulum-Inspired Smoothie Bowls

Typically on vacations, you splurge when it comes to meals, forget about your diet, and just eat whatever you want. Surprisingly, on our recent Tulum vacation, we ate really clean majority of the time. One reason we were drawn to Tulum was the yoga, holistic vibe going on there. The vegan, raw, holistic food scene there is unreal, and we returned home inspired, with ideas for new recipes. Smoothie bowls were something we ate a lot of in Tulum. They were surprisingly filling, and so refreshing in warm weather. Below is our version of the Tulum's smoothie bowls:

Ingredients: (2 servings)

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 handful frozen mangoes
  • 1/4-1/2 almond milk dependent on consistency
  • 1 in of ginger root peeled
  • 1 packet of frozen acai (found in frozen section at your grocery store)

Toppings:

  • Sliced fruit (bananas, papaya, strawberries)
  • Nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, goji berries

Directions:

Combine all bowl ingredients in a blender and blend away. You want the consistency to be thicker than a typical smoothie you drink. Pour smoothie into bowls and top with fruits, nuts and seeds. We topped our bowls with mangoes, strawberries, banana, hazelnuts, almonds, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), chia seeds, and gogi berries. I forgot to add the shredded coconut, but normally would top my bowls with coconut as well. That's it. Enjoy, preferably with an extra large spoon. Buying frozen fruit, and nuts at Costco is a great way to keep the cost of smoothie bowls down. 

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