It’s that time of year again – cool weather, warm sweaters, and pumpkin everything. Personally, I can only take so much pumpkin before I’m pumpkin’d out, but I do like to play around with a few recipes each year. Because I’m on a smoothie bowl kick, I figured what the hay! I’ll make a yummy smoothie with my new favorite bars, Zing!
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Smoothie bowls are one of my favorite things to make because
- I can sneak in all the fruits and/or veggies.
- They’re quick and easy to make.
- I feel like an artist when I’m trying to decorate them!
Because I wanted to make something that celebrates fall harvest, I paired this pumpkin-filled smoothie bowl with an Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Vitality Bar by Zing. I’m a huge fan of both oatmeal and chocolate, so I figured it would make the perfect combo!
Now I know what you’re thinking, ” Vegan? Really, Ginger? Didn’t you JUST do a Bacon-Wrapped Mac and Cheese recipe?” The answer to that is yes. Obviously, I love meat. But when it comes to smoothie bowls, all of mine are vegan because it’s such and easy switch to make. In most cases, you just switch out your milk or yogurt for almond milk or almond yogurt.
One of my favorite things about Zing Vitality Bars, is that they’re made with people with allergies in mind. They’re dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, Kosher, caffeine-free, and of course gluten-free. On top of that they are non-GMO, soy-free and yet somehow, still utterly delicious.
Here is the recipe – it’s one of my tastiest smoothie bowls yet! Of course you can add/take away ingredients to fit your diet, but I was going for an indulgent treat with this one.
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup almond yogurt
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons nut butter (I used almond)
- 1/2 cup nut milk (I used almond)
- 2 tsp raw honey
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- pinch of cinnamon
- Zing Vitality Bar, cut into small pieces
- almond yogurt
- pumpkin spice
- Blend all Smoothie ingredients until smoothe. Top with toppings. Enjoy!
It’s almost funny creating a recipe for smoothie bowls because they’re so simple. Just throw some stuff in a blender and top it with yummy ingredients!
Zing Vitality Bars are as delicious on their own as they are in recipes. I love grabbing them when I need a quick breakfast or a snack mid-day. You can try them too – use promo code GINGERMARIEZING for 20% off your purchase at www.zingbars.com!
Would you have paired your Zing Vitality Bar with other toppings? Let me know in the comments below!! If you like this recipe, I’d love it if you’d share it with your friends.