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This tropical smoothie bowl is loaded with antioxidants and Omega-3s and is ready in under 5 minutes! An easy, delicious way to wake up and eat your greens!
Before we dive in to this vibrant bowl of goodness, I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all of my readers and supporters for making the last ELEVEN (!!!) years so awesome.
Big Flavors started as a hobby to take my mind off of my day job back on August 1, 2006, and it has grown by leaps and bounds into something that I’m super proud of.
Thanks for all of the questions, suggestions, and feedback, and social media love over the years! I have some big things in the works and hope to continue inspiring you to get in the kitchen and make something delicious for yourself and your loved ones.
This year has been a little tough for my family on a personal level with losses and sickness and lots of bumps in the road, but food has always been my favorite way to get back into a comfortable, happy place.
I’ve also been working behind-the-scenes cleaning up and revamping old posts to offer better ingredient lists, instructions, and photos.
I have so many delicious things to share, and I’ll have more time to do that once my kiddo starts kindergarten next month. Time sure does fly, right?
And now, back to this goooooorgeous smoothie bowl!
Smoothies are a delicious way to start any day, and when you make them into smoothie bowls, they can be even more fun!
I love using a fun mix of flavors, colors, and textures on top of smoothie bowls to accentuate whatever is going on in the actual blended smoothie.
For this particular bowl, I made a quick blend of coconut water, ice, and Strawberry-Kiwi Superfruit Greens from Barlean’s. The greens are a powder that you can mix right into water, juice, or yogurt. The canister comes with a scoop for easy measuring.
It’s been pretty hot here in New York lately, so I figured I’d enjoy something nice and icy cold. I also wanted to try out the Piña Colada Fish Oil Omega Swirl with this smoothie bowl.
I’ll admit I was a little skeptical about trying fish oil in this format. I take fish oil supplements and love seafood, but I was expecting the swirl to taste… fishy. Which is not something I’d typically associate with a smoothie or smoothie bowl. But let me tell you – Barlean’s really managed to harness the goodness of fish oil supplements in a creamy, emulsified form that tastes like dessert. Not fishy at all.
If you’ve ever had trouble swallowing large supplements, this is going to be a total game changer for you! And by emulsifying the oil into these swirls, the Omega-3s are more absorbable to your body – 3x more than standard fish oil. You can add it to your smoothies, use it as a topping, or eat it right off the spoon.
Even my kid loved the flavor. They have several flavors, and I’m looking forward to trying the others out. I’m even going to give one away at the end of this post, so read on if you’d like to win one to try out on your own!
After drizzling the Omega Swirl on top of my smoothie, I sprinkled on some of the dried items I had hanging out in my pantry. I went with dried pineapple, toasted coconut flakes and candied orange peel to go with the whole tropical vibe, and added some roasted, salted pepitas for crunch.
I also added a bit of Energy Blend (a mix of flax, chia, coconut, and Panax Ginseng), but you could use all chia or flax seeds if you have that at home. Or skip it altogether. The beauty of bowls like this is that you can use what you have on hand.
And keeping an interesting mix of dried fruit, nuts, and seeds really helps you avoid getting into a breakfast rut. I like keeping a bunch of different types of nuts and seeds in the freezer – they stay fresh much longer and the oils won’t spoil.
It’s also nice to have healthier snack options in the house, especially when snack o’clock rolls around.
We really enjoyed the bright, fruity flavor combination of these smoothie bowls. It was perfect for summer, and I can imagine it being a nice way to transport myself to a tropical island in the middle of the winter months, too.
Looking for more of our favorite ways to start the day? Check out these recipes:
- 5-Ingredient Samoa Cereal Bowls
- Our Favorite Buttermilk Pancakes
- Kiwi, Spinach, Pineapple & Banana Smoothie Bowls
- Chunky Monkey Greek Yogurt Parfaits
- Waffle Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict
- Mom & Tot Creamsicle Smoothies
- Ashwagandha Chai Porridge
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