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Almond Orange Smoothie Bowl

Today we’re whipping up another smoothie bowl, this time an Almond Orange Smoothie Bowl! But first, guys, I learned a thing!

So I’m taking an intro to sensory science class, a.k.a. the basics of how we perceive food and why we like the foods we like. The lecture yesterday was about taste, and we got into the nitty gritty of how taste works. Basically it’s not the tongue mapping theory we always thought (you know, sweet in the middle of our tongue, sour in the back, etc). Instead we have different receptors that can pick up different tastes. But that’s not the point. The point is, there is this magical berry!

Yes, in my master’s level class we’re learning about magical berries. There’s this berry that transforms sour tastes into sweet. So you eat the berry, eat a lemon, and you’ll feel like you’re eating a sweet orange. I tried it, it’s amazing (I then proceeded to eat as many sour things as I could find before the 1 hour lifespan of the berry magic faded away). If you want to try it out, you can get the berry in pill form here.

But you won’t need a magical berry to get this smoothie bowl down. It’s tart and sweet and the right amount of zing to get your booty moving in the morning!

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Almond Orange Smoothie Bowl

Almond Orange Smoothie Bowl

This Almond Orange Smoothie Bowl is packed with antioxidants, healthy fats, and fiber, making it a great, zesty boost to your day!
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Course: Breakfasts, Smoothies
Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian
Time: 15 minutes or less
Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 1 smoothie bowl
Calories: 476kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
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INGREDIENTS

Smoothie

  • 3 mandarin oranges peeled
  • 1 pear cored and chopped
  • 1 banana previously sliced and frozen
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 1 Tbsp honey or more to taste, can sub agave
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract

Topping Ideas

  • mandarine orange, sliced banana, shaved almonds

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Blend all smoothie ingredients until smooth, adding more honey if needed to suit your taste. The mixture should be thicker than a smoothie you would drink.
  • Pour smoothie into a serving bowl and top with segmented mandarin oranges, sliced banana, and shaved almonds.

NUTRITION

Serving: 1smoothie bowl - Calories: 476kcal - Carbohydrates: 92.3g - Protein: 8.6g - Fat: 12.7g - Sodium: 4mg - Fiber: 14.8g
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