Fresh Fig and Cherry Smoothie Bowl

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BREAKFAST

Figs. I mean, let’s just talk about figs for a minute. More precisely, let’s talk about why figs are so good in this fresh fig and cherry smoothie bowl.

If you’ve ever had a fig that is incredibly juicy and ripe it honestly tastes like candy. They are pretty spectacular like that. It has actually gotten to the point that I find myself becoming slightly obsessed whenever they are in season. I know there are a bunch of different types of figs and sadly I cannot tell you which ones are best, but you can just take my word knowing that if you get one that is super ripe, almost oozing, it will be the best thing of your day.

So, that being said- this morning I went for a quick 20 minute run on the treadmill after getting out of bed and came home thinking about what to make. Now, doing that run was pretty brutal as lately I just have not been in the mood to get up and workout. I don’t know if it’s the cloudy skies in LA or the fact that I’m just really enjoying sleeping, but it’s been really hard to motivate. But….I did go for 20 minutes which is better than nothing, so I encourage you all to just get your butt outta bed and just go 🙂

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When I got home, I was planning on making some eggs and veggies, maybe a scramble of some sorts but then I remembered I had fresh figs and cherries. My kitchen is pretty bare at the moment as I haven’t had a chance to go food shopping lately, so I looked at what I had and decided that another smoothie bowl was in order. Now, if you checked out last weeks post, I did a blueberry ginger smoothie which was amazing. Today was same same, but different (side note, that’s my favorite saying ever- courtesy of Thailand!). I had frozen blueberries, a bag of cherries, various superfood powders, zucchini and other random veggies, and that was kind of it. Well, and eggs. But eggs and smoothies don’t go so well together.

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So I used 1/2 the zucchini, large handful of the cherries which I de-pitted along with the blueberries, turmeric, spirulina, chia seeds and coconut water. I blended all these together then topped it with extra cherries and a ton of sliced figs. I didn’t want to blend the figs into the smoothie because I personally like eating them so much, but that is definitely another option. I like to actually take the toppings and mix them into the smoothie so there’s texture in each bite, it’s perfection.

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I’m often asked what I recommend putting in smoothies and so here is my basic pantry items I think you should always have on hand. You can mix and match various items and having the toppings are always key for added taste, textures and nutritional benefits.

  • bags of frozen fruit
  • bananas
  • coconut water
  • nut/rice/oat milk
  • chia seeds
  • spinach/kale
  • cacao nibs
  • coconut flakes
  • turmeric powder
  • fresh ginger

Because it’s now summer and a bit warmer, I’m finding that I’m loving smoothie bowls (basically taking my smoothie in a glass and adding it to a bowl to eat it with a spoon) and all the endless combos. Especially if it has figs- haha!

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What’s your favorite smoothie bowl recipe?

Tons of love,

Nikki

Fresh Fig and Cherry Smoothie Bowl
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This smoothie bowl contains superfoods such as blueberries, cherries, spirulina and turmeric. The combination of all the ingredients make this a delectable breakfast that will keep you full, satisfied, full of energy, and provide essential nutrients the body needs.
Ingredients
  • ½ zucchini
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 handful cherries, de-pitted
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • ½ tsp spirulina
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup coconut water
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients into a blender with ice. Blend until smooth then add to your bowl.
  2. Top with more chopped cherries, coconut flakes, and 2-3 sliced figs.
 

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