I can’t believe that summer is over and we’re now deep into Fall. While summers are hands-down the best time of the year in Seattle, I’d like to say Fall is next best (but a close tie with Spring). What I love most about Fall in Seattle is the foliage. It’s absolutely gorgeous here and there are some beautiful drives one must take during this time of the year. And while Seattle is known for it’s dreary and rainy weather, there are enough sunny days here that you don’t really mind it. At least I don’t — there are so many other wonderful things about this city. And whether it’s sunny or raining, you always see folks out and about because the weather doesn’t stop anyone here from enjoying their day.
This coconut blueberry smoothie bowl is a dedication to the cooler weather ahead as we’re about to enter November. This bowl will delight the biggest smoothie skeptics. Made with delicious blueberries, walnuts, almond milk, peach, and coconut oil, it will leave your taste buds craving for more, providing a healthy blend of protein and health fats.
Speaking of coconut oil, do you ever add coconut oil to you smoothies? If not, you’re missing out on an easy opportunity to sneak in some healthy fats into your mornings. It’s easy to hide its taste and texture (if you’re not a big fan of it). I started awhile ago and fell in love with the taste and benefits it adds to my smoothies.
If you love blueberries and ready to give coconut oil a try, this smoothie was made for you. If you’re already a long-time fan of adding coconut oil to your smoothies, this will make you feel right at home. It’s delicious, light, and beautiful to look at – thanks, blueberries!
Besides being so good for you, blueberries are the quickest way to mask greens in your smoothie. If you’re ever looking for an easy way to hide the greens in a smoothie (i.e. family members who aren’t ready to consume green drinks), just load it up with blueberries. That will definitely do that trick…but note, this only works for a small amount of greens.
The ripe peach adds a bit of sweetness and flavor to the smoothie. Assuming your peaches are organic, be sure to leave the skin intact.
I always use a high-speed blender for all of my smoothies. I strongly feel that it’s worth investing in one, if you’re budget allows. Otherwise, a standard blender works as well…but note that you will feel a little more grit in your smoothies, especially from the walnuts.
Always be sure to blend until it’s smooth and creamy. The trick with smoothie bowls is to always start with less water and then move your way up with the quantity. If you don’t pour in the water slowly, you’ll end up with a drinkable smoothie bowl, which will taste just as delicious.
I topped the bowl with coconut flakes, more blueberries, cacao nibs, almond bits, mint. This adds a touch of sweetness, a little crunch, and a sweet minty burst of flavor!
If you try this recipe, let me know what you think. Be sure to tag your photo #realandvibrant on Instagram!