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Pink Bubblegum Smoothie Bowl

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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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EatMoveRest.com | Pink Bubblegum Smoothie Bowl | by Erin Stanczyk
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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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Tropical Mango-Berry Protein Smoothie

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From Blue to Pink

What's the opposite of the wintertime blues? Hint: it's super sweet and pink! Slide over Jack Frost, I'm feeling tropical! This week the hubs and I are gearing up for an exotic trip to Costa Rica, and all I've got on my mind is mangos, pineapples, coconuts, and sunshine! I'll probably be on a bit of a digital detox, but I wanted to leave you all with quick and simple, something-sweet before we jet-set!

Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | eat.move.rest. | TROPICAL MANGO-BERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | eat.move.rest. | TROPICAL MANGO-BERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Mango Mania

The mangos at the supermarket have been surprisingly good lately for the middle of winter, so I've been going through them like crazy, slicing and dicing them on salads and throwing them into smoothies. A few days ago I was experimenting and whipped up my absolute favorite fruit smoothie recipe to-date! Adding a scoop of Garden of Life raw protein powder and a dash of hemp, chia, and flax seed will keep you feeling full and satisfied, and it also makes the perfect pre- or post-workout smoothie! 

 


Check out my quick video to learn how to cut a mango--the fun way!


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Tropical Mango-Berry Protein Smoothie

raw, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, nutrient-packed
 

Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | eat.move.rest. | TROPICAL MANGO-BERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

ingredients:

  • whole mango, cut up
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 ripe, frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1 scoop Garden of Life raw vanilla protein
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon hemp, chia, and/or flax

method:

  1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. 
  2. Pour into two glasses and cheers...or better yet, enjoy all to yourself! You can also try freezing half for later for a delicious slushy snack!
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Au Revoir!

I'm looking forward to taking pictures of the local wildlife, tropical produce, and stunning scenery. We will be staying off the beaten path about 20 minutes away from a small village, which means no Whole Foods! hah! I'm a little nervous about getting out of my comfort zone and roughing it a bit, but it will be an experience worth sharing!

The true test isn't how well you manage when you're completely comfortable, but how well you can adapt and fare in an ever-changing environment! 

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Erin 

Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | eat.move.rest.