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Switch up your smoothie (recipe)

Arica Davis
Tribune Food Columnist
Serve a smoothie in a bowl when you have more time to enjoy it.
Courtesy / Arica Davis |

Smoothies are a favorite meal on the go because they are an easy way to get your vitamins and nutrients all in one cup. I’ve been seeing beautiful images of smoothie bowls recently, and it seems like a great way to enjoy a smoothie when you have more time.

I use a Vitamix for blending, which makes all the difference in the world. It truly pulverizes the raw beet and spinach into a wonderful smooth texture. If you have a simpler blender, just chop the beet into small pieces and it should work just fine.


Makes two servings

Smoothie ingredients

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

1/2 cup coconut water

1/2 cup pomegranate juice

2 cups packed spinach

1 cup frozen red cherries

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1 red beet, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup)

1 tablespoon flax seed meal


Chia seeds


Sliced banana

Unsweetened flaked coconut

Additional topping ideas

Unsalted sunflower seeds


Fresh berries

Hemp seeds


Add all smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Taste and adjust flavor or add more liquid to thin if needed. Pour smoothie into two bowls and sprinkle on your desired toppings.

Chef Arica Davis is owner/operator of Yummy Fixins, Personal Chef Services and Pasta Parties. Visit http://www.yummyfixins.com to book your next dinner party.

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