Last month The Juice Truck asked me to write a blog for them about superfoods for pregnancy. We all now how I feel about super foods for pregnancy, right?! (Shazam!!).

I wanted to post the recipe for the smoothie bowl because I think it is so great!  Be sure to check out the blog post up on The Juice Trucks Journal

Love, G

Ingredients:

½ cup frozen papaya  (I usually buy a whole papaya, peel, seed and chop it into pieces then freeze it in a zip lock)

½ cup frozen butternut, kabocha or spaghetti squash (bake the squash the day before whole, peel, seed and then store the flesh in a ziplock in the freezer – or by pre cut frozen squash for simplicity) or use 1 frozen banana, but I like the squash option for less sugar myself

¼ cup water or almond milk

Pink salt to taste (a little sprinkle of salt makes magic)

¼ cup chia seeds, covered in 1 cup water to activate for 5 minutes

½ cup cashews soaked for 15 minutes

Juice and zest of 1 lemon

1/2 tbsp moringa powder

Pink salt to taste (a little sprinkle of makes magic)

Raw pumpkin seeds

Unsweetened coconut shreds

1 tbsp coconut sugar

½ tbsp hot water

Or

1 tbsp coconut syrup

¼ tsp each cinnamon and turmeric dusted over the top, or add the turmeric to your chia for fun

(golden chia)

Fruit of your choice for the top to make it super sexy like Beyonce, or better yet like you.

Method:

Place chia seeds in jar with water and shake it like crazy, then rest it for a minute, then shake it again-5 minutes-ish total

Soak your cashews in a bowl covered in water for 15 minutes

In a small jar combine 1 tbsp coconut sugar and a little hot water to dissolve it into a thin syrup.  This stores in the fridge for a month or longer so double this recipe or even triple it if you would like. Or buy this amazing coconut syrup

In a blender blend the papaya, squash or banana, a pinch of salt and 1/4 cup water or almond milk.

Pour smoothie mixture in a bowl and set in fridge for a few minutes while you make the yogurt.

(I like my smoothie bowls cold, hence the frozen fruit and a little fridge hang time)

Drain the cashews and blend them in Vitamix or blender equivalent. Add moringa, lemon juice and zest, pinch pink salt until smooth and creamy. Put a good sized dollop on top of your bowl.  This yogurt stores in your fridge for up to a week and gets more active live culture as it sits.

Top the smoothie bowl with the yogurt, chia seeds, coconut shreds and syrup, pumpkin seeds, spices and fresh fruit for garnish (passion fruit, berries, pineapple and dragon fruit are my fav)