Morning Warrior Smoothie Bowl
Topped with blueberries, kiwi, and unsweetened coconut flakes.
The recent launch of Under Armour’s #IWILLWHATIWANT campaign led me to reflect on what I do in my personal life to make myself a woman of will. I realized that we don’t always have to be jumping through huge hurdles to make us women of will. It’s about the small steps that amount to a larger end goal, and maintaining an unwavering WILL that pushes us toward these goals. For me, this means fueling & energizing myself right when I wake up. I feel stronger, more determined, and ready to tackle the day when I begin with a balanced breakfast. True to its name, the morning warrior smoothie bowl motivates & invigorates me through a simple combination of my daily staples and with an extra punch of protein. Hydrating and packed full of anti-inflammatory agents like ginger and turmeric, as well as full of fiber and protein, this smoothie is also a perfect go-to for resetting post-workout.
Taking to the streets for a smoothie on the run.
½ cup coconut water
1 frozen banana
½ cup frozen mango (optional)
2 handfuls of greens (combination of kale, spinach, romaine, etc)
2 tablespoons hemp protein
1 tablespoon soaked flax seeds
Small piece of ginger (grated if not using a high speed blender)
Juice of ½ lemon
Unsweetened coconut flakes
Pour coconut water (starting with ¼ cup) and juice of lemon in blender.
Add flax seeds and hemp protein. Then add all other ingredients into high speed blender and blend until smooth. Note: if you aren’t using a high speed blender start with more coconut water and grate the ginger.
Pour into a bowl and top with any fresh fruit or superfoods that you have on hand. (Blueberries, kiwi, unsweetened coconut flakes are pictured).
Lily Kunin is the voice behind the NYC-based food blog Clean Food Dirty City. Inspired by the chefs in her family as well as her friends who are looking for easy recipes, her mission is to create food that is simple, clean, and flavorful. Follow her blog on Instagram @cleanfooddirtycity.