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Beet + Berry Smoothie Bowls

Beet + Berry Smoothie Bowl | @withfoodandlove

I mentioned that when I was out in LA a few weeks ago, I ate my fair share of berry smoothie bowls. And, I’m still doing a lot of that. This one though is inspired less by my California daydreams and more by what’s growing in my own backyard.

Last year around this time my beds weren’t even built. We were still kind of unpacking boxes, scrambling around, getting acclimated and settling in from our big cross country move. And I don’t think I even planted anything until late May. But this year my spring garden is in, and it’s been consistently warm here for almost two months. Which feels so luxurious when you’re from the east coast. Another notch on the, things I love about St. Louis list.

Spring gardens produce such nourishing foods. A collision of fragile greens and hearty root vegetables. In my beds right now, amongst other things, is kale, beets and my favorite perennial, lemon thyme. The perfect ingredients for berry smoothie bowls. If you’ve never had or smelled lemon thyme please try to make that a priority. It’s the most magical herb, with both sweet and savory applications. Gardening brings me so much joy. It’s a time for me to slow down, focus on a single task, and listen to the birds with the dirt under my feet. Growing your own food is empowering. And meditative. The time I spend out there brings me closer to finding inner peace. If that even is a thing. Do you have a garden? Big or small, even a windowsill herb box counts.

I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend. I’m headed out to celebrate the earth with the rest of my city at one of my favorite places in all the world. Follow me on Snapchat to see some behind the scenes action of St. Louis Earth Day 2016.

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Beet + Berry Smoothie Bowl | @withfoodandlove

Beet + Berry Smoothie Bowl | @withfoodandlove

Beet + Berry Smoothie Bowl | @withfoodandlove

Beet + Berry Smoothie Bowl | @withfoodandlove

Beet + Berry Smoothie Bowls

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Serves 2     adjust servings

This makes one hearty portion or two small portions, feel free to double the recipe. The best part about smoothie bowls are the toppings. See notes for additional garnish options.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen or fresh berries
  • 1/2 cup raw red beets, diced small {approximately 1 medium sized beet}
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 2 handfuls greens {baby kale or baby spinach}
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

  1. Blend all of the ingredients until smooth.
  2. Top with additional garnishes.

Recipe Notes

Garnish options:
drizzle of honey or maple syrup
fresh berries
hemp seeds
chia seeds
bee pollen
buckwheat groats
lemon thyme

This post is sponsored by Silk; all opinions are my own.

21 Responses to "Beet + Berry Smoothie Bowls"

  1. Reply

    Libby

    April 24, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    I recently went on a rant about how smoothie bowls are just a super inconvenient way to ingest a smoothie and everyone should just start calling them what they really are: cold breakfast soup. And how I’ll never eat one blah blah blah blah. Except today out of the blue something in me shifted and I really want to try a smoothie bowl. I always end up eating my words… slurping my words?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      April 25, 2016 at 4:19 PM

      Haha, well I hope you start here with this one, xx!

  2. Reply

    Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    April 24, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    Oh I love lemon thyme. It’s so fragrant and intoxicating. Also, chocolate mint. I learned about that one a couple years ago from a neighbor who had a large patio garden. I haven’t planted anything yet this year. I need to start soon (although we still had snow up until 2 weeks ago – eeek!). This bowl is incredibly gorgeous! Looks like a fabulous start to any day.

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      April 25, 2016 at 4:19 PM

      YESSSS! Chocolate mint is amazing.

  3. Reply

    Lily | Kale & Caramel

    April 24, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    These are just exquisite. Must make asap, like…tomorrow morning! Also, so weird—I just texted my herb farmer to ask him to bring lemon thyme to the market for me tomorrow!! How crazy is that? The universe conspires!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      April 25, 2016 at 4:18 PM

      Lemon thyme is my spirit animal.

  4. Reply

    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings

    April 25, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    This is so beautiful. Hard to believe it’s healthy too!

  5. Reply

    Ana @ The Awesome Green

    April 25, 2016 at 12:25 PM

    Can’t get enough of pink smoothie bowls, and yours looks amazing! I’ll make this soon with 1 tbsp almond butter for a healthy fat kick. Your photos … <3

  6. Reply

    Brian @ A Thought For Food

    April 25, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    Hello beautiful colors! Can’t think of a better way to start the day!

  7. Reply

    Kristi

    April 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    This looks beautiful and I will be making it for breakfast tomorrow! Thank you, Sherrie!

  8. Reply

    todd wagner

    April 25, 2016 at 11:59 PM

    I could listen to you describe these smoothie bowls all day. Perfection!!

  9. Reply

    Cindy

    April 26, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    We don’t grow a ton of food in our little backyard garden (though we have tomato, tomatillo, and pepper plans this year!) but we have a ton of flowers, herbs, and even some hops. I love lemon thyme, our little plant has taken off! I also love lemon balm. These smoothie bowls look delicious, Sherrie!

  10. Reply

    Sarah @ SnixyKitchen

    May 4, 2016 at 1:36 AM

    I also love rubbing a bit of lemon thyme between my fingers and giving it a whiff. And then putting it in all the things. These berry smoothie bowls make me super jelly of your garden! Next year will be the year we put in beds in our backyard! Mark my words.

  11. Reply

    Molly

    May 8, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    I love the color of this smoothie bowl!

  12. Reply

    Robyn

    May 13, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    I love the idea of lemon thyme added to a smoothie bowl! I love it. And I’ve totally learned what buckwheat groats are from your i=Insta, lol! l=Love your stuff my friend. xo

  13. Reply

    Kaitlynn Walker

    June 14, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Do you add the beet raw or do you cook it?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      June 14, 2016 at 10:01 PM

      Hey Kaitlynn – the beets are raw!

  14. Reply

    Eden Passante

    August 9, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    I love the color of this smoothie! I bet it tastes even better than it looks!

  15. Reply

    Amelia Topoulos

    February 3, 2017 at 12:08 PM

    I would love to make this recipe, but I have never used beets before. Are they raw, frozen, canned?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      February 3, 2017 at 1:01 PM

      The beets are raw Amelia. And, I’ve made a notation in the recipe for future confusion. Thank you!

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