Farmer’s Market Protein Smoothie in Granola Bowls

Serves 6

15 Minute Prep Time

By Bridgette Clare, RHN on April 20, 2015 , categorized in Breakfast, Smoothies

April brings rhubarb to Vancouver’s farmer’s market scene. Rhubarb instantly reminds me of strawberry rhubarb pie, crisps and jam. With rhubarb on my mind, local apples and frozen strawberries saved from the farmer’s market last summer on hand, I knew I had to make this strawberry rhubarb smoothie.

Looking for a new way to enjoy your smoothie? Try it in a granola bowl made with your favorite local and seasonal dried fruits and nuts.

Ingredients

  • Smoothie Ingredients (Serves: 1 smoothie or 4-6 smoothie cups)
  • 1 cup rhubarb, chopped
  • ½ apple, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup Silk® Unsweetened Almondmilk
  • 1 serving French Vanilla Vega One™ Nutritional Shake
  • Granola Bowls (Makes 6-8 regular or 12 mini granola cups)
  • 1 chia egg (1 tsp ground chia seeds & 2 tsp warm water)
  • ½ serving French Vanilla Vega One™ Nutritional Shake
  • 1½ cups oats
  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup dried apple, chopped
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • Optional: handful of chopped nuts or seeds

Preparation

  1. Add all smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend well. Keep this thick with only 1/2 cup almond milk if you want to use it as your granola bowl filling. Thin it out with another 1/2 cup of almond milk for a smoothie.

  2. Pre-heat oven to 350F.

  3. Mix ground chia seeds with warm water. Set aside and let stand.

  4. Mix Vega One, oats, almond meal, cinnamon & sea salt.

  5. Mix butter, maple syrup & chia egg.

  6. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.

  7. Fold in dried fruit.

  8. Using silicon muffin liners, fill each liner half full and lightly pack mixture into cup, pulling up high on the sides (you want it thin with no holes or gaps and built up high).

  9. Bake 15 to 18 minutes.

  10. Remove and let cool completely.

  11. Fill with smoothie and serve!

Bridgette Clare, RHN

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Product Specialist, Bridgette Clare works at Vega as the Customer Experience Team Lead. Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. She believes what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and whole heartedly supports a holistic approach to nutrition. Experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and enjoying new culinary experiences with friends is what she’s all about. Fun fact: Bridgette is always seeking out fun ways to stay active—trying out everything from circus school to testing out her indoor cycling teacher abilities!

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