Autumn Leaf Smoothie Bowl (Vata)

By Sahara Rose Ketabi

  • Yield: Serves 1

Ingredients

For the bowl

  • ½ cup cooked butternut squash, pumpkin, or sweet potato
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½-inch piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 Tablespoon almond butter
  • 1–2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder
  • Optional: 4 drops liquid monk-fruit sweetener or 1 pitted date to sweeten

For the swirls

  • ⅛ cup cooked butternut squash, pumpkin, or sweet potato
  • ½ teaspoon spirulina
  • ½ handful spinach
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk
  • Toppings: almond butter, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, and sliced fig

Directions

  1. Combine all bowl ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl.
  2. Rinse out the blender then combine all swirl ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour one spoonful over the bowl and use a toothpick, metal chopstick or straw to create swirls, moving your hand back and forth.
  3. Drizzle with almond butter and sprinkle on pumpkin seeds and cinnamon. Adorn with sliced fig.

Note: To make this smoothie more warming for your digestive system, gently heat on the stove after blending.

A warming smoothie bowl with ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon plus a grounding root vegetable base is the perfect way to prime the digestive system, so it can break-down food, absorb nutrients, and detox toxins more efficiently.

  • Yield: Serves 1
  • Ingredients:

    For the bowl

    • ½ cup cooked butternut squash, pumpkin, or sweet potato
    • 1 handful spinach
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
    • ½-inch piece ginger, peeled and grated
    • 1 Tablespoon almond butter
    • 1–2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
    • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder
    • Optional: 4 drops liquid monk-fruit sweetener or 1 pitted date to sweeten

    For the swirls

    • ⅛ cup cooked butternut squash, pumpkin, or sweet potato
    • ½ teaspoon spirulina
    • ½ handful spinach
    • ½ cup non-dairy milk
    • Toppings: almond butter, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, and sliced fig
  • Directions:
    1. Combine all bowl ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl.
    2. Rinse out the blender then combine all swirl ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour one spoonful over the bowl and use a toothpick, metal chopstick or straw to create swirls, moving your hand back and forth.
    3. Drizzle with almond butter and sprinkle on pumpkin seeds and cinnamon. Adorn with sliced fig.

    Note: To make this smoothie more warming for your digestive system, gently heat on the stove after blending.

  • Credit:

    By Sahara Rose Ketabi


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