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Pink Bubblegum Smoothie Bowl: Fight Sugar Cravings & Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth!

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Be Sweet To Your Sweet Tooth

When you’re craving something sweet, that’s your body saying feed me sugar! We don’t have to feel guilty about that, we just have to feed it the right kind of sugar! Fruits in their natural, whole food state, or chock full of fiber, which helps to slow the effects of sugar in the bloodstream, and they’re also loaded with other nutrients that our bodies thrive off of! This sweet treat will hit the spot, without any refined sugar, dairy, or anything else inflammatory that traditional ice cream and desserts contain!

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Pleasing to the palate & a surprise for the eyes

The Original Juicy Fruit

This Bubblegum Bowl has two distinct features—it’s flavor and its color! Jack fruit is said to be where the classic Juicy Fruit bubblegum flavor originated from. Fact or fiction, this tropical fruit totally tastes like a mouthful of my chewy childhood favorite! Jack fruit is ripe with nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium, and what makes it unique amongst the fruits is its higher than normal protein content, with 3g per cup! Fun fact: some vegetarians and vegans use jack fruit as a meat substitute, due to its texture, which is similar to that of shredded meat—think: pulled jack fruit sandwiches (it’s a real thing)!

Clean Fuel

The hubs and I have been making this 6-ingredient smoothie combo on repeat as of late, and it makes for the perfect pre-workout, post-workout, breakfast, or dessert—it’s amazing anytime of day! We always add a scoop of our long-time favorite, SunWarrior Vanilla Warrior Blend protein powder, because it helps to keep us fueled!

Be sure to use discount code EatMoveRest for 20% off on the SunWarrior website! >>>

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Think Pink

Pitaya, also known as dragon fruit, is known for its vibrant pink hue, and can transform any smoothie or dish from blah to beautiful. This fruit has a mild flavor and a texture similar to that of kiwi, due to its tiny, edible, crunchy black seeds inside. Thanks to its antioxidant flavonoids, dragon fruit has been linked to better brain health and a reduced risk for heart disease!

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Pink Bubblegum Smoothie Bowl

This vibrant frozen treat is a delight to the eyes and pleasing to the palate, with its pop of flavor, reminiscent of that of Juicy Fruit bubblegum, thanks to our star ingredient, jack fruit! This tropical fruit is actually said to be the origin of the flavor of our favorite childhood bubblegum, and it’s a lot better for you! This blend will have you thinking pink and feeling fine!

raw vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free

time: 5min // serves: 2 // cal: 800

ingredients:

  • 4 ripe, freckled frozen bananas

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries

  • 7 frozen jack fruit pods (can sub 1 cup frozen mango)

  • 1 frozen Pitaya Plus (dragon fruit) pack (can sub 1 small chunk of raw beet or pitaya, or beet powder)

  • 1 scoop SunWarrior Vanilla Warrior Blend (use discount code EatMoveRest for 20% off!)

  • Splash of water (or liquid of choice)

method:

  1. Place all ingredients into high-speed blender and blend until smooth!

  2. Top with fruit, nuts, and/or seeds of choice and enjoy with a friend or all to yourself!

note:

  • Before blending, you may want to allow your frozen ingredients to thaw for 5-10 minutes or add extra liquid, depending on the quality/speed of your blender.

  • Try this blend with less liquid for a bowl full of “nice cream,” or more liquid for a smoothie on-the-go!

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Treat Yourself

Don’t forget to treat yourself in other ways besides just what’s on your plate! Make it a goal for the next 30 days, to treat yourself in some way, small or large, everyday! I’m thinking…an at home spa bath one night, a 5-minute morning meditation one day, and maybe a dressy date night…you get the idea! Make a list and start checking it off—ready, set, GO!

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Erin

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My Go-To Lean Green Protein Smoothie

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Breakfast of Champions

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A smoothie is the best way to pack a powerful punch of nutrient-rich superfoods into your diet. I've shared a handful of smoothie recipes on social media and my favorite combination is always evolving, however, I've been using this recipe for breakfast for about the past year, without fail, and I still can't get enough of it! I like to look at diet and nutrition as an experiment, and when I find something that works, I stick to it!

I love this green smoothie for so many reasons!

  1. It satisfies my sweet tooth without refined sugar.

  2. It gives me energy for work or a workout.

  3. The fruit disguises the bitter-tasting greens.

  4. It eliminates the need for a multi-vitamin.

  5. A smoothie bowl makes for a fun cereal replacement!

When Mother Nature is your doctor, then food is your medicine!

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Glow Green

When you drink this smoothie for breakfast, you could honestly probably eat french fries for the rest of the day and be just fine--not that you should, but just sayin'--it's loaded with the good stuff! If you're not a fan of eating a big bowl of chopped up "yard work," this smoothie might just become your best friend. Spinach, kale, and other dark, leafy greens can be difficult to acquire a taste for if you're not used to eating them, but I can't stress enough how important they are! Whether you're strictly plant-based or a meat-eater, greens should be a staple in all diets.

There's a lot of back-and-forth over how much fruit, grain, starches, meat, dairy, etc. that we should or shouldn't be eating, but one thing all diets and doctors can agree on is that dark, leafy green vegetables are a must! Greens are rich in nitrates, and when consumed, the body converts them into nitrites, and eventually into nitric oxide in the blood, which relaxes the blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. Greens are also highly alkaline, which aids in reducing inflammation in the body. On top of that, they're rich also rich in fiber, folate, carotenoids, vitamins C & K, and minerals like calcium and iron. 

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Power-Players

Why I love these ingredients, in a nutshell:

  • Dark Leafy Greens & Barley Grass Juice Powder - alkalize the body and keep inflammation at bay, rich in protein, iron, calcium

  • Frozen Bananas - the perfect base to thicken and sweeten any smoothie

  • Pineapple - high in bromelain, which speeds up muscle repair and reduces inflammation

  • Green Apple - adds a tart punch - plus, an apple a day, keeps the you-know-who away!

  • Ginger + Cinnamon - warming to the body; stabilize blood sugar levels & reduce inflammation

  • Spirulina - akalizing, detoxifying, enhances athletic performance, speeds recovery, gives rich green color

  • Flax & Chia Seeds - high in heart-healthy Omega-3s & fiber

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It's important to note that the RDA recommends we only need 8-10% of our calories from protein. While my green smoothie is a great source of this vital macro-nutrient, it's also high in an arguably more important component--FIBER! Less than 3% of Americans suffer from a protein deficiency, while more than 97% are deficient in fiber. *More Info at Forks Over Knives


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Lean Green Protein Smoothie

raw vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, oil-free, alkalizing & energizing

Whether it's time for a workout, you just finished one, or you're on your way out the door in the morning, this meal in a glass is the best way to give your body everything it needs...and then some! This protein-packed, nutrient-dense green smoothie will satisfy your sweet tooth without spiking your blood sugar, thanks to its plant-powered, fiber-rich ingredients. Tropical fruits and tart, green apple mask the flavor of sometimes-bitter greens, allowing them to alkalize your body without giving you a gag reflex!

time: 10 min // serves: 2

Printable Recipe & BONUS Smoothie Formula PDF Here

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ingredients:

method:

  1. All superfood powders are optional, but the benefits are amazing! If you don't have them all on hand, no worries--the essentials are the whole, fresh greens and fruit!

  2. Chop and place ingredients into high-speed blender in order listed above and blend until smooth. Feel free to play around with water and ice amounts to achieve desired consistency. Use less water to make a smoothie bowl!

  3. Pour into 2 glasses (or bowls), cheers, and enjoy! Alternately, you can keep this smoothie all to yourself, saving half in the refrigerator to drink later, or simply cut the recipe quantities in half!

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notes:

  1. Protein powder is optional, but I highly recommend it, because it adds that extra satisfying sweet, vanilla flavor that really makes this smoothie pop! SunWarrior is my go-to, because it's completely raw vegan, organic, grain-free, and contains no additives. Use discount code "EatMoveRest" for a discount on your purchase!

  2. Purchasing whole flax seed is important, because when you buy it already ground up, it oxidizes rather quickly, causing nutrient-degradation. A quality, high-speed blender should have no problem blending up fresh, whole flax seeds.

  3. Experiment with other nutrient-dense superfood add-ins! Check out my blog post on My Top 10 Favorite Superfoods!

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What's In A Glass?

Below is a screen shot from Cronometer.com that gives you an idea of just how much protein you're getting from 100% plant-powered sources. I love using this website and app from time-to-time, to check in and make sure that I'm getting everything that I need. As you can see, if you split this recipe in half, you'll be getting around 430 calories and nearly 20 grams of protein--not to mention a plethora of other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants!

Green Smoothie Cronometer

Need More Calories?

Dusty likes to add extra frozen bananas and/or extra protein powder to bump up the calories!

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Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | eat.move.rest. | Lean Green Protein Smoothie

Go Green

If you're toying with the notion of going plant-based, or just want to take your health to the next level, I challenge you to drink this smoothie for breakfast for 7 days and see how you feel! Don't be afraid to experiment and find a combination that works for you--and when you do, stick with it! No matter what, get those greens in!

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Erin

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