Cherry Blossom Smoothie Bowl

Cherry Blossom Smoothie Bowl

When restaurants start introducing seasonal menu items, that’s when you know that a new season has arrived in full force. Starbucks recently celebrated the official start of spring with a limited-edition Cherry Blossom Frappuccino made with strawberries, white chocolate sauce, matcha syrup, and topped with whipped cream and matcha powder. Even though the drink didn’t have any actual cherries in it, it had the pale blush color of cherry blossoms.

As lovely as the Cherry Blossom Frappuccino looked, the combination of ingredients made it a decadent sugar crash in the making. So, with the help of the nutrition team, we decided to give the recipe a Beachbody twist. We made a healthy version using Vanilla Shakeology that had the same pale pink color, but integrated actual cherries into the recipe as well.

Then we took it one step further and transformed our shake recipe into beautiful a smoothie bowl (if you want to turn it back into a shake, just add all the ingredients to the blender instead of reserving them to go on top of the bowl.) With toppings like frozen cherries, sliced strawberries, shredded coconut, and raw green pumpkin seeds that mimic spring leaves, this is definitely an Instagram-worthy breakfast or snack. Don’t forget a sprinkle of emerald matcha to make the color palette even more stunning!

Pro tip: To make the bowl thick enough to support the cherries and strawberries, we used three cups of ice. If making this as a shake, you may prefer to only use one cup of ice.

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Cherry Blossom Smoothie Bowl

This Cherry Blossom smoothie is made with Shakeology, cherries, strawberries, and more.

Course Breakfast, Shakeology
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1 smoothie bowl
Calories 328 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • ¾ cup frozen unsweetened black cherries pitted, divided use
  • ½ tsp. matcha powder
  • ½ cup strawberries sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. raw pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  1. Place water, almond milk, Shakeology, half of the cherries, matcha, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
  2. Place smoothie in a medium bowl. Top with remaining cherries, strawberries, coconut, and pumpkin seeds; serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

If you love the flavors, but don't want to make a bowl, blend everything together to create a delicious smoothie!

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Blossom Smoothie Bowl
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie bowl)
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 25g
Protein 21g 42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
½ Fat
1½ Protein
1 Fruit

P90X3 Portions
1½ Carb
1½ Protein
1½ Fat

Body Beast Portions
1 Fruit
1½ Fat
1 Protein Liquid
2 Balanced Liquids

Portion Fix Containers
1 Purple
1 Red
1 Orange
½ tsp.

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Photos by Kirsten Morningstar