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Tangerine Dream Smoothie Bowl

Tangerine Dream Smoothie and a review of the new @Vitamix Ascent Series blenders || @thismessisours

Admittedly, I was pretty late to the smoothie bowl game. I just don’t tend to buy into food trends, I know, I know bad food blogger! I’ve always been that way about pretty much everything. If all of my friends in middle school were wearing a certain brand of clothes I would purposely tell my mom to not buy that brand. If they were all listening to a new hot band I would blast my Tom Petty tunes through my walkman. I was always just a loner, doing my own thing and apparently that even lends itself to food trends. 

Tangerine Dream Smoothie and a review of the new @Vitamix Ascent Series A3300 blender || @thismessisours

This desire to be different has admittedly bitten me in the keister a few times, including with smoothie bowls. We have been totally missing out over here! 

Tangerine Dream Smoothie and smoothie bowls plus a review of the new @Vitamix Ascent Series A3300 blender || @thismessisours

All that changed a few months ago when our friends at Vitamix asked us to test out their new Ascent A3300 blender. To say I fell hard for this blender is an understatement, just read about my obsession by clicking here. I started cranking out smoothies every single day, sometimes twice a day which inevitably led to incorporating more smoothie bowls into my weekly routine. 

The new @Vitamix Ascent Series A3300 blender and a Tangerine Dream Smoothie || @thismessisours

Although, I am still breaking from the norm by indulging in smoothie bowls for lunch instead of breakfast! Hey, Istill have to do it a little differently. 

Tangerine Dream Smoothie Bowl
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Serves: 2-3 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 3 tangerines, peeled
  • 2 cups frozen peaches
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup canned lite coconut milk or 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons raw cashews, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon powdered turmeric
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla bean paste
Optional garnishes:
  • coconut sorbet, dried mandarins, buckwheat groats, bee pollen, shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in the order listed in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve immediately or pour into a bowl and add toppings if desired.
 

 

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Meg van der Kruik is the writer, mother, photographer, designer, cook and creative spirit behind This Mess is Ours. After her infant son was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, she dedicated herself to learning to make meals the whole family would love. It’s a bit of a mess – cooking for a vegetarian and three meat-eaters with a range of gluten + dairy sensitivities, but she manages to bring them together every night around their little family table.