Hello Healthy Smoothie Bowl!

SMOOTHIE TIME!! I know, I know… it’s February, it’s 27 degrees, and summer’s still 4 long months away (sad face). Smoothies are not your typical winter food, but they are such a yummy way to sneak in healthy veggies, spark up your typical cold weather breakfast routine, AND remind you that winter doesn’t last forever. While I typically wake up craving a hot fried egg and gluten free toast or a warm bowl of oatmeal and and fresh fruit… a refreshing smoothie bowl is a great way to mix things up!

My secret ingredient to making a perfect smoothie bowl?? Coconut water! While I’m personally not a fan of drinking it straight-up on its own, something ‘magical’ happens when you blend it into a fresh smoothie. The clean taste and the fact that it is loaded with health benefits, help to make it a special and very necessary ingredient. To make this yummy bowl, just blend a frozen banana, a fresh orange, a handful of spinach, and a splash of Zola coconut water. Top with more fresh fruit and a sprinkling of granola! YUM!

I like to think of coconut water as ‘natures gatorade.’ It’s naturally high in electrolytes making it the perfect post-workout drink. In fact, one cup meets 12% of your daily potassium needs and contains only 46 calories! Light and refreshing, coconut water is incredibly hydrating, low in fat, and it has been proven to aid in weight loss. Coconut water may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It contains B vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Clearly it’s a superfood (or should I say- superwater??) that I don’t want to miss out on!

How about you? Are you a smoothie fan? What’s your fave recipe??



  • Reply Liv @ Healthy Liv

    Wow this looks yummy! I actually have never tried coconut water! My parents put coconut milk in their smoothies and it makes them SO creamy and delicious (although it’s not exactly the lightest ingredient!) I love the taste of coconut, though, so I bet I’d love coconut water in my smoothies. I usually include unsweetened cashew/almond milk, spinach, frozen berries, frozen banana, and collagen peptides.

    February 16, 2017 at 5:00 am
    • Reply Cailee

      I just love adding collagen to my smoothies!! And Thanks girl! I def need to try coconut milk in my smoothies! Oh man… I just LOVE coconut!!

      February 27, 2017 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    Oooh, this looks so fresh and delicious!

    I’m actually not a smoothie fan, however, I’ll sometimes make nicecream bowls if I want something cold and refreshing!

    February 17, 2017 at 1:17 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Yay for nice cream!! I seriously need to makes some of that soon! Hope you have a great day Kristy!

      February 27, 2017 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Such a yummy recipe! I love the fresh orange slices on it and the coconut water is dreamy!

    February 17, 2017 at 1:35 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Julie! I wish I could make ya a bowl!

      February 27, 2017 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness

    I drink a smoothie or eat a smoothie bowl almost everyday! Even when I’m cold I’ll eat them and then shiver afterwards haha I like switching it up with lots of different combos. Lately my favorite has been a cherry banana protein smoothie bowl with some shredded coconut on top!

    February 18, 2017 at 9:31 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Oooh! Cherry banana sounds amazing! And I love the idea of adding shredded coconut! That makes it so tropical!

      February 27, 2017 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply Monica Mahoney

    I love smoothie bowls! And this one looks so yummy! I love your recipes and I look forward to more of your posts! Monica @ x

    February 22, 2017 at 10:51 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thank you so much!! Yay for smoothie bowls!! Have a great Monday!

      February 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm

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