Let's celebrate spring and dive into this Superfoods Smoothie Bowl that's full of berries, ginger, and basil. It also keeps your belly happy with lots of probiotics and fiber.
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Aren't you so ready for spring? The birds, the flowers, the smell of fresh mulch and mowed grass, the gorgeous, fresh, colorful fruits and veggies!! I'm so happy it's here - and if you're in one of those places where there's still some snow on the ground, don't worry - it's on its way!
Spring is such a perfect time to clear out that comfort food (which always seems like it's beige), and bring in lots of bright, beautiful superfoods - especially berries. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, even goji berries are some of the healthiest fruits you can eat because they're so jam-packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. You can tell by their colors. Those beautiful reds, blues and purples come from compounds called anthocyanins, and they're especially good for eye, heart and brain health as we age.
I'm a big believer in starting out the day on a nutritious note, and I love this gorgeous smoothie bowl which is full of berries, kefir - and a fresh surprise flavor of spring from some basil and ginger. If spring fruit and herbs aren't quite making an appearance where you live, don't worry - that's what the freezer section is for.
In fact, frozen berries and herbs actually work better in this smoothie bowl, because they make it so very thick, frosty and delicious. Wait, I know you're thinking - frozen berries, yes, but frozen herbs?? Yes, as in Dorot frozen herbs! They're the smart cook's secret ingredient, and you'll find them in your store's freezer section. I get them at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods.
They're SUPER convenient, pre-portioned, and all-natural. Please run out right now and stock up on them. I especially love to keep the basil, ginger, garlic, and cilantro in the freezer, because those are the ones that never seem to last when I buy them fresh.
The wonderful folks at Dorot grow their own herbs, and freeze them into pre-portioned cubes. All you have to do is pop out the number that you need, and you're good to go. No washing, peeling or chopping involved.
I LOVE the fresh, springy flavor that the basil and ginger gives brings to the berries. Blend them up with some kefir (another one of my favorite superfoods for its probiotics), and oats and you've got a superfoods party in a bowl.
This smoothie bowl is great for breakfast, but doesn't it also look kind of delicious for a snack? Or dessert?
Strawberry Superfoods Smoothie Bowl
- ¼ cup old fashioned oats
- ¾ cup plain kefir
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- 1 cube Dorot ginger
- 1 cube Dorot basil
- 1 tablespoon honey or to taste
- optional toppings: goji berries unsweetened coconut flakes, chopped nuts, cacao nibs
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender, and let them stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes, so the oats soften and the berries just start to thaw.
- Blend on medium-high speed until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl, and add toppings as desired.
What are your favorite spring flavors? Have you ever tried Dorot herbs? Check 'em out!