Green Protein Smoothie Bowl

Smoothies have always been one of my favorite ways to start the day. Packed with fresh fruits and veggies, they are a great and delicious way to get your fill of energy-boosting proteins and healthy fats.

Not all smoothies are the same: There are bright pink smoothies, yellow or healthy green smoothies, thick purple açai bowls and nice cream, which is basically a banana smoothie without additional milk or water. We even see golden tumeric and deep blue smoothies on Instagram.

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Earth Day Smoothie Bowl

Better than any Unicorn drink you could ever imagen: The magical Earth Day Smoothie Bowl, straight from a baby blue fairy tale!

A sparkly pink drink sold by a huge coffeeshop chain, has been making baristas cry for a couple of days now. A barista in Colorado, published a video rant on Twitter about the drink, saying that it is terribly difficult to make and very messy. “Please don’t get it!” he said in the video. “I have unicorn crap all in my hair and on my nose. I have never been so stressed out in my entire life.”

The most magical ingredient of the expansive pink frapuccino though? A shitload of refined sugar. 59 g to be exact. That is 15 teaspoons ladies and gentleman. 15. I am just going to let that number sit.

Not to mention, that the frap is not vegan. Though it could be made without cream and milk. But think twice. Do you really want a drink made from your barista’s tears??? We all know that this drink exists only to be instagramed. So, I took it in my hands to come up with a much healthier, cheaper and homemade version – that is equally pretty to look at and totally instagramable!

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Pink Panther Smoothie Bowl

It all starts with frozen bananas and raspberries, blended with peanut butter and Maca, the superfood of the Incas. Over the centuries Maca has been called “magic, the food of the gods, a natural Viagra, and a miracle drug” for a reason…

What a powerful pink fairytale!pink-panther-1024x768

This is my fanciest morning routine I want to say! Easy and re-hydrating after a long night of sleep (or dance or …?!) – The perfect way to kick-start your day!

All you need is 5 ingredients, 1 blender, and 10 minutes.

Let’s serve this baby up and get snacking, shall we?

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Pink Panther Smoothie Bowl

Prep time
10 mins
Total time
10 mins

Decadent but healthy 5-ingredient pink smoothie with frozen banana, raspberries, maca powder, and peanut butter!

Creamy, rich, so satisfying.

Author: Jen May
Recipe type: Dessert, Breakfast, Beverage
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 1-2

Ingredients

Smoothie

1 cup apple juice or plant milk

1 medium-large frozen banana

1/2 cup of raspberries

1/2 tsp Maca

1 tbsp peanut butter

Toppings : 1 just ripe banana, peeled and sliced lengthwise, berries, ripe cherries, shredded unsweetened coconut, chiaseeds, cacao nibs

Instructions

  1. Add frozen banana, Maca, peanut butter, and juice or plant milk to blender and blend on low until thick and creamy, scraping down sides as needed. You are looking for a soft serve consistency.
  2. Add a bit more liquid if necessary and blend once more until thick and creamy and well blended.
  3. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more peanut butter for nuttiness, and salt for flavor balance, or Maca powder for more intense  flavor.
  4. Give smoothie into a pretty bowl and top with desired toppings, such as banana, berries, cherries, shredded coconut, and cacao nibs.
  5. Best when fresh, but can be covered and frozen up to 2 days. Let thaw before enjoying.

 Did you know?

When adding Maca to theirs smoothies most people feel their mood and energy level lift almost instantly. Mac is considered to have a relaxing effect on the heart, rather than a tension creating effect like caffeine. High doses can also increase fertility in men and women. Maca can also cause more frequent menstruation in some women.

Find out more about the supposed health benefits out Maca here.