Welcome to the Manly Food Co-op’s Wellness Month! We’re kicking off this month-long celebration of health and vitality with a bang, presenting a recipe that will revolutionize your morning routine. Say hello to our Almond Peach Smoothie Bowl with Alfalfa Powder – a wonderful fusion of flavours and nutrients that will leave you feeling energized and ready to tackle the day.

Whether you’re looking to refresh your morning routine or seeking a nutritious pick-me-up after a workout, this bowl will nourish your body and uplift your spirits. So, embrace the warmth of the season and embark on a journey of wellness with each delectable bite of this fresh, summery and wholesome creation.

Ingredients

(Makes one smoothie)

For the smoothie base:

  • 2 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or any plant-based milk of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon alfalfa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
  • 2 Fresh mint leaves (optional)
  • Ice cubes (optional)

For the toppings:

  • Sliced fresh peaches
  • Granola
  • Chopped or flaked almonds
  • Coconut flakes
  • Fresh mint leaves

Method

  1. In a blender, combine the sliced peaches, frozen banana, almond milk, almond butter, chia seeds, and alfalfa powder.
  2. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy. If needed, add ice cubes to achieve your desired thickness. If you need extra sweetness you can add honey, and for extra freshness you can add a couple of mint leaves.
  3. Pour the smoothie into a bowl.
  4. Arrange slices of fresh peaches on top of the smoothie base.
  5. Sprinkle granola, chopped almonds, and coconut flakes for a delightful crunch.
  6. Garnish with fresh mint leaves for the extra burst of freshness.
  7. Optionally, drizzle a little extra almond butter on top for added richness and flavour.

Grab a spoon and savour the delightful combination of flavours and textures in each bite.

Don’t forget to mix and match the toppings as you enjoy this nutritious and visually appealing smoothie bowl.

Pro Tips

  • Experiment with the smoothie’s thickness by adjusting the amount of almond milk or adding ice cubes.
  • If after achieving the desired thickness still feel it’s not cold enough, leave in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Customize toppings based on personal preferences or dietary restrictions.
  • Incorporate this smoothie bowl into your post-workout routine for a delicious and replenishing recovery option.

Health benefits

Peaches:

  • Rich in vitamins A and C, peaches contribute to skin health and immune function.
  • The natural sweetness of peaches eliminates the need for extra sugars in your smoothie.

Banana:

  • Packed with potassium, bananas support heart health and aid in maintaining proper blood pressure.
  • The creaminess of frozen banana adds a luscious texture to the smoothie.

Almond Milk:

  • A great dairy-free alternative, almond milk is low in calories and high in vitamin E, promoting healthy skin.
  • Choose unsweetened almond milk to keep the smoothie bowl’s overall sugar content low.

Almond Butter:

  • Provides a good source of healthy fats, protein, and vitamin E.
  • Enhances the smoothie’s flavour and adds satiety, helping you stay full longer.

Chia Seeds:

  • High in omega-3 fatty acids and fibre, chia seeds contribute to heart health and aid digestion.
  • Allow chia seeds to soak in the smoothie for a few minutes to maximize their gel-like texture.

Alfalfa Powder:

  • A nutrient powerhouse, alfalfa powder is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, along with minerals like calcium and potassium.
  • Adds a mild, earthy flavour while boosting the overall nutritional profile of the smoothie.

This Almond Peach Smoothie Bowl with Alfalfa Powder isn’t just your average breakfast – it’s a celebration of health and wellness. Packed with the goodness of fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, and the nutrient-rich addition of alfalfa powder, this smoothie bowl is a powerhouse of nutrition. So, why settle for a boring breakfast when you can indulge in something that’s as good for your body as it is for your taste buds? Start your day right with this vibrant and energizing smoothie bowl and let the wellness journey begin!