Sometimes I have this crazy idea that it is getting too cold for smoothies and smoothie bowls. They always make me freezing cold when I eat them, and leave my fingers so icy when I handle the frozen fruit and all the cold veggies.
I could tone it down a little and not be so obsessed over the need for a smoothie bowl to be really thick and creamy (and therefore require frozen fruit and ice), but then I’d be disappointed in the result and not want it anyway.
I could switch to warmer alternatives, or give them up for a while, but when you can pack in so many nutrients, healthy ingredients and superfoods into one bowl, why would I ever do that. Oh, and they taste so damn delicious every time.
I think the idea of giving up smoothie bowls was crazy. Who would do that? It was my cold self talking.
Instead, I just have to rug up, put on the layers, find a blanket, blitz up the bowl with all it’s delicious ingredients and settle in. The boy laughs at me (or thinks I’m crazy), because I hate being cold, and yet I do it to myself nearly every day when it comes time for smoothie bowls. The only time it works out that I don’t end up cold for the next hour or so is when I have one right after my run (so I’m all warmed up), and then I can jump in the shower, and kind of surpass the cold time in between.
But it’s still worth it no matter what. Totally worth it. Especially when I had this Blue Chai tea to try.
Yes, I drank it as tea (to warm me up), but it’s real shining moment is when you can put it in smoothies and have them turn out this amazing pearl blue colour. Or this light blue colour. Or this rich royal, dark blue colour. I may only have one colour here below, but I can assure you that there was an awful lot of blue happening with the smoothie bowls lately, and all in a bit of a different shade.
The Blue Chai tea is actually made from blue goji berries, or blue flowers and it turns your tea this delightful shade of blue when you add boiling water. After doing so, I left the tea to steep for a while, letting the blue colour intensify, before blending it up with lots of healthy ingredients, including a hit of Vega Protein & Greens Vanilla protein powder.
And mesquite! Mesquite is a superfood powder which has caramelly, nutty flavour and is high in potassium, and magnesium and is a great source of protein. It’s the perfect addition to smoothies and smoothie bowls to add some depth of flavour, and to help boost the protein content.
I don’t think it makes the smoothie any warmer though. Oh well, at least it tastes completely delicious! Get your blanket, put on your wooly sweater, and get out your blender. Cold smoothies aren’t a reason for no smoothies!