This camu camu, beet and cranberry smoothie bowl recipe was developed exclusively for Nuts.com and our customers by the talented Anya Kassoff and Masha Davydova. This mother daughter team share their ideas about tasty and nourishing cooking on their website, Golubka Kitchen.
I like to look at any given smoothie as an opportunity to start the day with a variety of nutritionally-dense foods. Blended frozen fruit and berries taste lovely, but they also have an incredible ability to mask the flavor of greens, superfood powders, and even some vegetables. More often than not, I end up packing my blender full of all of the above. Although the winter might not seem like the time to get out your blender, there are ways to winterize smoothies with seasonal ingredients and vitamin-rich superfood powders that will help ward off colds and flu. This Camu Camu, Beet and Cranberry Bowl is a great example of that.
Camu Camu is an Amazonian berry that has the highest naturally occurring vitamin C content of all the known plants in the world. And it shows – I’ve been adding this slightly tart Camu Camu powder to my smoothies and porridges all winter and haven’t gotten sick yet. Beets are the perfect seasonal root vegetable to enjoy throughout the fall and winter, with a wealth in vitamin C, fiber, potassium, manganese and so much more. This smoothie has a whole raw beet inside, which might sound strange to some, but brings all kinds of health and vibrancy to the table, while its flavor is almost undistinguishable. There are also bananas and dates for sweetness, seasonally-appropriate cranberries for bit of tartness, and avocado for some healthy fats.
All in all, a great way to start a winter’s day.