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Cranberry Smoothie Bowl

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This cranberry smoothie bowl is packed full of cranberries, mixed berries, bananas, almond milk and topped with coconut, chia seeds and nuts. It’s healthy, delicious and the perfect holiday rush breakfast. 

This cranberry smoothie bowl is packed full of cranberries, mixed berries, bananas, almond milk and topped with coconut, chia seeds and nuts. It's healthy, delicious and the perfect holiday rush breakfast.

I used to be one of those people who totally talked smack about smoothie bowls. I would look at them online and think to myself “Why would you ever put a smoothie in a bowl? What is wrong with people? Why is this a thing?” Then I made myself an apple pie smoothie bowl and I learned that I was wrong and smoothie bowls totally rock. I mean I still feel like a sellout that I gave into the fad but seriously there is nothing better than a delicious smoothie topped with all. the. toppings.

In this case the toppings are dried coconut, almonds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and dried cranberries. I also happen to think granola would be a pretty bomb topping too. 

This cranberry smoothie bowl is packed full of cranberries, mixed berries, bananas, almond milk and topped with coconut, chia seeds and nuts. It's healthy, delicious and the perfect holiday rush breakfast.

I will say this cranberry smoothie bowl is just a little on the tart side but using fresh cranberries will do that to a recipe. That’s why I threw in a little Truvia brown sugar blend for just a little dash of sweetness.

This cranberry smoothie bowl is packed full of cranberries, mixed berries, bananas, almond milk and topped with coconut, chia seeds and nuts. It's healthy, delicious and the perfect holiday rush breakfast.

The other great thing about a smoothie bowl is that you can change just about anything you desire. Don’t like almond milk? It’s cool – use coconut milk. Not a fan of chia seeds? Try using flax seeds. That’s what makes smoothies (in general) pretty freaking awesome.

Also can we talk about the color of this smoothie? How gorgeous is that? I was blown away with the pretty color of this smoothie. I think because in my normal quick smoothies I throw in some sort of green vegetable and it always makes my smoothie turn the color of sludge. I mean I love the nutrition kale and spinach brings to a smoothie but the color – not so much.

This cranberry smoothie bowl is packed full of cranberries, mixed berries, bananas, almond milk and topped with coconut, chia seeds and nuts. It's healthy, delicious and the perfect holiday rush breakfast.

So bust out that blender (I really love my Vitamix for this. It breaks down all the ingredients so it makes the smoothie super smooth) add all the ingredients and get to blending! I should let you know I used fresh cranberries that I froze in this recipe. By using frozen fruits it helps the smoothie come out super cold. If you use fresh cranberries (that were not frozen) you can add in a little ice to make the mixture super cold. You will probably have to add a little more almond milk to smooth it out but it’s worth it for an ice cold smoothie.

Am I right?

Looking for more cranberry recipes? Try my cranberry rosemary focaccia bread, cranberry orange Dutch baby or my cranberry bbq sauce cornish hens

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Cranberry Smoothie Bowl

This cranberry smoothie bowl is packed full of cranberries, mixed berries, bananas, almond milk and topped with coconut, chia seeds and nuts. It's healthy, delicious and the perfect holiday rush breakfast.

Yield: 2 smoothie bowls

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

For smoothie bowl: 

  • 2 cups almond milk (more may be needed)
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon Truvia brown sugar blend (more if desired)

For topping:

  • 1/4 cup dried coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Directions:

For smoothie:
In a high powered blender (I used my Vitamix) add almond milk, frozen cranberries, mixed berries, banana and Truvia brown sugar blends to the mixer.

Start off blending your mixture slowly and once it starts to break up slowly blend faster until the mixture is completely smooth. if the mixture is too thick add in a little more almond milk until you have reached desired consistency. If the smoothie is not sweet enough add a little more Truvia and blend until you have reached your desired sweetness level.

Pour your smoothie into 2 bowls and top with desired toppings.

For topping:
Add half the coconut, almonds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and chia seeds to the top of each smoothie bowl.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Truvia. As always all opinions are 100% my own.
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Katie

Saturday 6th of February 2016

Hi! Where did you get your wooden bowls? I want to find quality ones that are decent and not from china! Love your posts :) Thanks and keep it up!

nutmegnanny

Sunday 14th of February 2016

Hi Katie! I got my bowls at Home Goods. I'm not 100% where they are from (so maybe China?) but I really do love them and they weren't too expensive!

Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella)

Sunday 6th of December 2015

The color of this smoothie bowl is gorgeous. And the toppings! YUM.

Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen

Sunday 6th of December 2015

Yes, please! I love how beautiful this is and the fact that you used almond milk and cranberries. :)

Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

Thursday 3rd of December 2015

The gorgeous color!!!! So beautiful and enticing.

Laura Dembowski

Thursday 3rd of December 2015

I'm obsessed with smoothie bowls but sometimes I get bored with them. I can't wait to try cranberries! Oh, and yes, the Vitamix is the best.

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