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How-to Make a Smoothie Bowl + 8 Tips!

For as long as I can remember, I have loved having a giant smoothie for lunch or breakfast. But as a meal replacement, I often craved a hint of crunch and chew with my smoothie meal - so I would add toppings like pumpkin seeds or even a crumbled chocolate chip cookie, sliced banana, granola on top or avocado toast on the side. But with smoothie bowls, we really can have all the smoothie bliss with that whole food accent you may crave.

Smoothie bowls take thick and frosty smoothie blends, such as a banana ice cream or a thick green smoothie, a matcha shake, tropical blend or an acai smoothie, and then you load on the healthy toppings.

Now when I say "toppings" I do not mean sprinkles, hot fudge and whipped cream (though healthy spins on each of those could be included!) - I mean superfood fruit, nut, seed, spice, chocolate and more toppings. Now check out my 8 Smoothie Bowl Tips in this super-duper, jam-packed smoothie bowl post..


Dessert Bruschetta: Caramelized Mango and Banana. Vanilla, Cinnamon, EVOO.

I have always loved the flavor of caramelized bananas with vanilla, cinnamon and a touch of sea salt. So I decided to take that sticky-sweet inspiration and turn it into a dessert bruschetta that can be whipped up in minutes and is oh, so dreamy. My Caramelized Mango and Banana Bruschetta..


19 Ways to Beat the Monday (Or Any Work Day) Blues. With recipes!

I was feeling especially somber about the weekend being over this morning, so instead of pouting into my matcha mug and grumbling through the day I decided to make a list of my favorite ways to power through a tough work day - with some energy and motivation in my mood. And of course like any good blogger, I decided to pass on my Monday (or any work day) mood-lifting-spiration to you. #MondayMotivation.

Here are 19 Plant-Based Ways to Beat the Monday Blues..


Peanut Butter Ginger Cookies. Soft, Chewy, Two Favorites in One.

vegan peanut butter ginger cookies
Take two of my favorite cookies, combine them and what do you get? These soft, spicy-sweet, chewy Peanut Butter Ginger Cookies. A ginger-infused spin on peanut butter cookies!..


Recipes from The Blender Girl Smoothies Cookbook + My Review!

I am so excited to share TWO amazing recipes, some beautiful images and my book review of Tess Masters's new book,  The Blender Girl Smoothies cookbook..