Hidden Veggies Smoothie Series: Part 3
To ring in the 3rd smoothie in my Hidden Veggies Smoothie Series is a delicious Blueberry Banana (Hidden greens) Smoothie Bowl with sliced bananas and a Cinnamon “Nut” Crumble! If you’re on the strict phase of the Autoimmune Protocol then some typical smoothie bowl toppings like granola, grains and nuts are out! But instead of being sad or feeling deprived, try making my Cinnamon “Nut” Crumble! It’s crunchy and rich and sure to satisfy the crunch factor you may be missing! If you’re not on the protocol, you’ll still love this bowl and the crumble but please feel free to swap it for a gluten free granola or chopped nuts!
This recipe is nutrient dense, Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, nightshade free, paleo, primal, & Whole30 compliant!
$ What Makes this High-Vibing Food?
First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!
You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!
This dish is rich in protein, which is grounding and protective. It also supports the root chakra.
This dish is rich in collagen and gelatin, which is grounding and protective. It also supports the root chakra.
Contains iron, which is supportive for your root chakra.
This recipe is heavy in water, which supports the sacral chakra.
This recipe is full of healthy fats and/or oils, which supports the sacral chakra.
This recipe is higher in carbohydrates, providing the solar plexus chakra with both long-lasting sugar sources (like fiber) and quick acting sugars like glucose.
This recipe is high in fiber, which supports all three of the lower chakras as it aides in the movement and flow of bulk during the digestive processes.
Contains yellow/tan/golden colored foods, which help raise the body’s frequency to that of the solar plexus, helping to balance it.
Contains leafy greens, which are especially supportive to the heart chakra as they contain life force, layers and depth.
Contains raw veggies, which are especially balancing to the heart chakra as they contain balancing cooling properties.
Contains green colored foods, which support and balance the heart chakra.
This recipe contains dark blue and purple pigments, which balance the third eye chakra while also protecting from spiritual overuse or negativity.
$ A Short Note on Swaps or Ingredients:
*While I cannot guarantee that using these swaps will yield the same flavors I have create in this recipe, these swaps should generally work well! *
If you don't use the brand of collagen I suggest below, Primal Kitchen, be sure your collagen peptides are grassfed. If you want to learn more about this amazing protein click HERE to read my article all about it!
Tigernut flour is a nut free flour alternative and is safe for those with nut allergies or those in the strict phase of the AIP. Feel free to use another nut flour, like almond flour, in its place if you’re not sensitive.
Use the Cinnamon “Nut” Crumble if you're sensitive to nuts or in the strict phase of the AIP. If you aren’t on the protocol you can easily replace the Cinnamon “Nut” Crumble with a gluten free, low sugar granola, coconut flakes or chopped nuts of your choice!
$ Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:
medium mixing bowl
high-powered blender (I use my Vitamix)
Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
with Cinnamon “Nut” Crumble
(gluten free, nut free & AIP/paleo)
Prep time: 10-15 minutes Cook time: none Yield: 1 serving of the smoothie 8 servings of the crumble
½-1 banana, fresh, sliced (garnish for the smoothie bowl)/smoothie bowl
1 banana, frozen
¼-½ cup blueberries, frozen
1 giant handful of spinach
1 scoop collagen peptides
Cinnamon “Nut” Crumble (Portion this into 8 servings)
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 scant cup palm shortening, melted
⅛ cup collagen peptides
6 heaping pinches of coconut flakes
6 big pinches of tigernut flour
1 scoop gelatin
1-2 tsp. honey (just a touch of sweetness as the fruit in the smoothie has plenty of sweetness already!)
1 heaping tsp. cinnamon
⅛ tsp. vanilla bean powder
How to Create this Recipe:
Make the Cinnamon “Nut” Crumble by mixing all the ingredients in a small bowl until well incorporated (make sure you melt the oils first).
Then spread it out onto a medium glass container or casserole dish with a lid. Place in the fridge, covered, to set for at least 1 hour.
Each morning, make the smoothie by a blending all ingredients until smooth and creamy in a high-powered blender, adding just enough water to blend into a thick smoothie texture.
Pour the smoothie into a bowl, top it off with ⅛ of the Cinnamon “Nut” Crumble and the sliced banana.
Serving Size: 1 (based off of 1 serving total with ⅛ of the crumble)
Fat: 26 g
Carbs: 49 g
Protein: 17 g
*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.