Blueberry Creamsicle Smoothie Bowl
This is a Level 3 sugar-free recipe. That means, this recipe is sweetened only with the goodness of fruit and stevia, only. There is no added sugar in this smoothie bowl.
I have a new addiction: smoothie bowls.
I am so obsessed with making the thickest, most luxurious, ice-cream-like smoothie bowls with gorgeous fruit combinations.
And, all thanks to my Vitamix, I can bang together the healthiest superfood combinations ever.
To pull this type of recipe off, you definitely need a Vitamix because that type of blender comes with a tamper: a device that you stick through the top of the blender to press down on the ingredients inside. The tamper helps to push drier ingredients into the blades.
I can’t live without my tamper.
Usually, to mix recipes in a blender, you have to make sure that you add enough water to get the mixture going. If you don’t, the blades just end up spinning without blending anything.
With the tamper, though, you can avoid adding extra, unwanted, liquid to your blended recipe. And, that’s how it’s possible to make ice-cream-like smoothie bowls. You need a tamper; there’s so way around that.
Word of caution…Don’t stick a wooden spoon or spatula in your blender (if you don’t have a tamper). I’ve done that. I’ve ruined many a recipe trying to use a homemade tamper. You just end up with bits of wood or plastic in your recipe, and mangled utensils. Don’t do it.
- 1/3 cup of coconut milk
- 1 frozen, peeled orange
- 1/3 cup of frozen blueberries
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp mesquite powder or lacuma powder (optional)
- pinch of salt
- 10 drops of alcohol free liquid stevia
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- nuts, shredded coconut, or cocoa nibs to top
- Place all ingredients into a Vitamix.
- Use your Vitamix tamper to push the mixture into the blending blades.
- Blend until smooth (about 2 minutes).
- Scoop the smoothie mixture into a bowl, and top with shredded coconut, banana, and nuts.