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In The Kitchen With: Murielle Banackissa’s Beet & Berry Ginger Smoothie Bowl

by Emerald Lavender


Our health is one of our most valuable assets and we all strive to feed ourselves the nutrients our bodies need and to find a balance between life, work and self-care. The act of caring for oneself can be a healing experience in its own right, so I’m excited to share this delicious (and healthy) recipe for Murielle Banackissa’s Beet & Berry Ginger Smoothie Bowl! It’s chock-full of antioxidant-rich ingredients that deliver wholesome nutrients so we’re at our best. She also throws in a homemade granola recipe to add an additional layer of flavor!

I can’t wait try her smoothie bowl and see all of these amazing colors and textures on my table. — Emerald

Beet & Berry Ginger Smoothie Bowl with Granola

Ingredients

-1/2 cup raspberries
-1/2 cup blueberries
-2 dates
-1 tbsp chia
-1 tsp ginger
-1 big cooked beet (or 2 small ones)
-1/3 cup soy milk (or your favorite milk)
-1/8 cup plain yogurt
-1/2 cup water

Make the Smoothie Bowl

Blend all the ingredients together in a high-speed blender.

Pour the smoothie in your favorite bowl and set aside.

Make the Granola:

(Enough to fill one standard mason jar)

-1/3 cup pecans
-1/2 cup oats
-1/2 cup puffed cereals (puffed millet, puffed quinoa or a mix)
-1 tsp flax seed
-1/4 tsp cinnamon
-1 tbsp raw sesame seeds
-1/8 cup raw sunflower seeds
-2 pinches of salt
-A handful of dried cranberries
-1/8 cup maple syrup
-2 tbsp olive oil

Directions

Preheat oven to 165°C/329°F.

In a large bowl, combine the pecans, oats, puffed cereals, flax seeds, cinnamon, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and salt.

Mix in the maple syrup and olive oil.

Spread the mixture evenly onto a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, stir the granola.

Bake for an additional 8 to 10 minutes.

Take out of the oven and let cool completely.

Top the granola with the dried cranberries.

Top your smoothie bowl with granola and fresh fruit.

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About Murielle: Murielle doesn’t only believe in having a healthy body, she also gives back through her handmade fashion accessories line, Wakami Canada. Wakami is a socially conscious brand that empowers artisans in rural Guatemala and allows residents to create regular income for their communities and families. Murielle believes in connecting with others in a local and global sense. You can connect with Murielle on Instagram, Facebook and her website, Wakami Canada.

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