Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Bowls

One of the best things about smoothies is that they're healthy fast-food. Less than 5-minutes to blend and easy to drink while on-the-go? I'm into them. But for days when I have time to slow down a bit (hello, weekends), smoothie bowls are where it's at. They're a little more intentional and, most importantly, thicker so they can hold ALL the toppings like coconut flakes, granola, or more fresh fruit. 

 Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Bowls | Vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and dairy-free. | Loveleaf Co.

These orange creamsicle smoothie bowls reminds me of that summer ice-cream truck flavor - but with all the good stuff (fiber, vitamins, minerals, healthy fat) instead of the not-so-good (added sugar, chemicals, and fake color... just to name a few).

It's also high in an essential nutrient, vitamin C, which forms and maintains collagen (for healthy skin! nails! joints!) and is a powerful antioxidant to protect against inflammation and disease. The best sources of Vitamin C? Whole foods - especially citrus fruits (orange) and cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower), which both happen to make an appearance in this smoothie bowl. Don't be scared of the cauliflower! You won't be able to taste it (just make sure it's frozen) and it adds a creaminess to smoothies that I'm kind of obsessed wih.

To boost this smoothie with even more immunity fighting nutrients, add a scoop of Navitas Immunity Daily Superfood Boost. It's like a little superfood multivitamin made from plants (like berries and mushrooms) instead of the synthetic stuff. Real food #forthewin.


Need some quick smoothie ideas? Try my  5-Day Smoothie Reset! Five days of delicious, filling, breakfast smoothies you can make in 5 minutes or less. 100% gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and dairy-free. 

 Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Bowls | Vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and dairy-free. | Loveleaf Co.

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Bowls

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 sliced frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 orange, skin peeled or cut off
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of Navitas Immunity Daily Superfood Boost, optional
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • coconut flakes, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place all the ingredients except for coconut flakes in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add more almond milk if needed, 1 tablespoon at a time, to get the blender going being careful not to use too much (you want it to be thick!).
  2. Pour into a bowl and top with coconut flakes. Enjoy!