Smoothie Bowl Fad
I’ve been putting off getting involved in this fad/trend/rage for a while now. Why?! Well, because I’ve never been a smoothie person. Frankly, I like to chew my food and am not really a fan of sucking it down, unless of course it’s super hot out and I need something to cool me down. Or, if it’s the only option and I’m a hanger-monster. This Cherry Recovery Smoothie Bowl, however, may have just changed my mind.
Not to mention, bananas and my stomach are NOT friends and most smoothies/smoothie bowls have a banana base, so you know, it’s just never been all that alluring. However, when Made in Nature sent me their Figgy Pops to try, I figured, what better way to use them than in the latest and greatest smoothie bowl?! It was nothing short of magical and I think I’m starting to understand why so many smoothie bowl places are popping up.
Made in Nature Figgy Pops
Back up, Sass, a Figgy WHAAAAA? A Figgy Pop. Yes, a Figgy Pop is a delicious energy ball that is already made for you and is the perfect snack to throw in your gym bag, purse, carry on luggage, or maybe just in your lunch box.
Why am I hooked? The taste is probably one of the more important reasons I like a product. HOWEVER, I first look at ingredients, then if they pan out, I’m in to try it and then if it tastes good, I’ll recommend it. Sure, it could have the best ingredients in the world, but if it doesn’t taste good, what’s the point?! These taste like a ooey gooey robust ball of goodness.
Let’s give a shout out to the Ingredient list, because at the end of the day, Made in Nature really is the MVP as it comes to ingredients.
Ingredients of the Choco Crunch (featured in pictures):
- Organic Dates
- Organic Pepita Seeds
- Organic Figs
- Organic Sunflower Seeds
- Organic Cherries
- Organic Cocoa
- Organic Coconut
- Organic Cacao Nibs
- Sea Salt
- Organic Cinnamon
- Organic Vanilla Extract
Dang, those are some solid ingredients and dare I say #sassyapproved ?! It’s nice to see a list that you can fully recognize and feel good about both inside and out and the good news is it not only looks good, it tastes good, win-win-win.
Made in Nature is a brand based out of Oregon and they pride themselves for being unapologetically organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, plant based and they should add OH SO DELICIOUS. You can find these at your local Whole Foods Market, so the next time you need a healthy snack whether for your week or on the go, you can snag a bag or 2 (errrr 10?) at Whole Foods, you’re welcome.
Cherry Recovery Smoothie Bowl
Okay, now time for this smoothie bowl action. Not only does it look pretty and will definitely make your Instagram friends jealous, it will also feed your taste buds, what a winning combo if I do say so myself. I am also very impressed that the cherries’ color overpowers the green spinach that has the potential to turn anything an odd color (hello, frittata).
Speaking of cherries…
Cherries have been studied for years to be one of the best foods/drinks for recovery post workout, so I’d recommend having this sometime in the post-workout period to not only help fuel yourself but also help yourself recover from whatever torture (errrr fun) you did in the gym (or outside the gym!) You certainly don’t have to workout to earn any of your food, so this is merely a suggestion, you are welcome to eat this any time of day and would make a great breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner, or might I suggest, dessert?!
The possibilities are endless. You can also add any toppings that suit your fancy in a smoothie bowl, which I think is the allure for many. Come to think of it, it’s kind of like an adult frozen yogurt bowl… I see you guys, I see what you’re all doing and I’m not here to stop you, but encourage you.
Pro Tip: Portion everything out the night before and blend firs thing in the morning! No time? Pre-blend and you’ll be ok 😉
Cherry Recovery Smoothie Bowl with Figgy Pops
- 2 cups frozen cherries pitted
- 1 cup oat milk or milk of choice
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 tbsp peanut butter or nut/seed butter of choice
- 2 tsp ground flaxseed (flaxmeal)
- 1 scoop collagen or protein powder of choice
- 1-2 Figgy Pops crumbled
- cacao nibs
- chia seeds
- Blend all ingredients together on high for 30 seconds or until blended. Add water to make more liquidy or more ice to thicken.
- Top with toppings of choice & enjoy!
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