A shock of pretty purple bougainvillea is an invitation to spring that seamlessly matches today’s breakfast bowl. The magenta hued smoothie is the quintessential boost of nutrients that we often lack in the early spring days after a cold winter. This metabolism booster is loaded with vitamin c, fiber and minerals such as potassium and manganese that are good for your bones, liver and kidneys. I’m already dreaming of the bougainvillea courtyards that I will see this summer, hopefully even much sooner as I’m travelling to Venice in under a month! I’m ready to transition to silk pants and light-weight flats and leave my chunky knits hanging in the back of the closet. Now, more than ever I feel like I’m lacking in vitamins and need a constant boost of goodness and a punch of colour to start the day!
Have an amazing weekend darlings!
Boosting Beetroot smoothie bowl
- 1 large beet (leave skin on, remove ends, wash well)
- large chunk of ginger
- 1 carrot
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 banana (to add thickness)
- 1/2 cup or less oat milk
Garnish: avocado, toasted almond flakes, herbs of choice
Roughly chop all vegetables and blitz into a smooth texture in blender. For a thicker consistency, add less milk or substitute it for quark if you desire an even more thicker bowl.Garnish with avocado, toasted almond flakes and herbs of choice. I used thyme, oregano and lemon balm.
For a beetroot juice, use water instead of milk and leave the banana out. For a zest of freshness, you can add 1/2 an apple instead