Blood Orange Cranberry Beet Smoothie Bowl

I love this Blood Orange Cranberry Beet Smoothie Bowl! With it’s deep pink coloring and unexpected orange flavor, it will help break that foggy sleepy feeling in the mornings. 

Blood Orange Cranberry Beet Smoothie Bowl

Yes, another smoothie bowl recipe.

I like to call this my Antioxidant Smoothie Bowl because it contains natural antioxidants found in all these foods.

The red pigments that give these foods their beautiful red colors are also what gives these foods their antioxidant properties.

Without getting all science nerd on you, antioxidants help protect our bodies against oxidation, which is a chemical process that takes place in our bodies every day. If there is a hiccup in this natural oxidation process, then free radicals are produced.

Think of free radicals as damaging stress to our bodies. This is where our bodies become susceptible to damage at the cell level and where diseases like cancer love to start growing.

Blood Orange Cranberry Beet Smoothie Bowl

Antioxidants help protect our bodies from these free radicals. They help our bodies detox naturally by getting rid of the free radicals.

But this Blood Orange Cranberry Beet Smoothie Bowl doesn’t taste anything like a kick butt, free radical fighting smoothie bowl.

Instead, it tastes like an orange creamsicle. Which will throw your mouth for a loop as you take a bite of this pink smoothie bowl and get a taste of those sweet blood oranges.

Because we all know oranges are supposed to be, well, orange, and not pink.

You’re going to find this smoothie bowl refreshing, orangey, sweet, pink, and packed full of natural, good for you antioxidants.

Who knew eating antioxidants could be so delicious?

As always, if you do make this Blood Orange Cranberry Beet Smoothie Bowl, please leave a comment below, or share it with me by tagging your Instagram with #sweetandspicymonkey, so I can see all the  goodness you create in your kitchen. Happy Eating!

Blood Orange Cranberry Beet Smoothie Bowl
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 smoothie bowls

Blood Orange Cranberry Beet Smoothie Bowl

This Blood Orange Cranberry Beet Smoothie Bowl not only wakes you up in the morning but it helps your body fight through the day with the help of natural antioxidants found in these foods. Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, with no added sugar, honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces vanilla coconut milk
  • 1 beet, cooked and diced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • Juice from 1 and 1/2 limes
  • 1/2 cup blood orange juice
  • 1/4 cup beet juice
  • 1/2 cup oats, uncooked
  • 8 Tablespoons vanilla protein powder (about 2 scoops)
  • 4 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 4 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 4 teaspoons ground flaxseed

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a high speed blender.
  2. Blend on High speed until all ingredients are mixed together and pureed.
  3. Pour into a bowl.
  4. Can top with flaked, unsweetened coconut, blood orange slices, fresh raspberries, cranberries, blueberries, or strawberries, kiwi slices, dried fruit or nuts, chia seeds, or Muesli.
  5. Enjoy!
  6. *If making for the next morning, pour into an airtight container and place lid on top. Put into refrigerator to chill. In the morning, scoop into a bowl and top with desired ingredients in the morning before serving.

Notes

- You can refrigerate for up to 3 days before serving.

- The beet juice used in this recipe was the liquid from after I cooked my beets. So not only did I get cooked beets, but I also got beet juice to add to drinks.

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