THE OWYN KITCHEN: Fall Smoothie Bowl

THE OWYN KITCHEN: Fall Smoothie Bowl

We love this time of year as the leaves change to vibrant hues and the air carries the crisp chill of impending winter.

And we really love the creamy, decadent flavors that spice up the fall like pumpkin, apple cinnamon, warm ginger and lively Chai. That’s what makes it so hard to wake up and mix another vanilla protein shake.

Don’t let your nutrition keep you from the exciting flavors of the season. Get creative with your meals and find ways to bring in warm spices and seasonal produce. To keep your protein shakes and the unique tastes of fall, give these smoothie bowls a try.

fall smoothie bowls

Serving size: 1 portion

The base for all recipes:

  • 2 scoops of OWYN Vegan Plant-Based Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/2 - 1 cup plain yogurt of choice (less for a runnier consistency and more for a thicker consistency)
  • 1/2 - 1 cup non-dairy milk of choice

Based on the yogurt, add in opposite portions. ½ cup yogurt and 1 cup of non-dairy milk for a liquid bowl or 1 cup yogurt and ½ cup of non-dairy milk for a creamy bowl. The texture is up to you. For somewhere in the middle, you can go with equal parts, ½ cup of yogurt and ½ cup of non-dairy milk.

The rest if pure fun! We’re going to give you a few recipes to start with, and once you have the hang of it, you can let your imagination run wild!

pumpkin spiced latte

Add these ingredients to your base:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened, pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tbsp. of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp. of instant coffee or 1 shot of chilled espresso
  • 1/2 tbsp. of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. of ground clove
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg

Sweeten to taste with maple syrup, dark honey or all-natural stevia. If you made it to drink you can stop here, but if it’s thick and creamy add on some roasted toppings to bring out the flavor and sustain you through the day.

Options on top:

  • Cacao nibs
  • Cashew cream
  • Roasted, lightly salted, pumpkin seeds
  • Cinnamon roasted slivered almonds
  • Dried cranberries or cherries
  • Crushed coffee beans
  • Dash of cinnamon

classic apple pie

Add these ingredients to your base:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened, all-natural apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • pinch ground ginger

Options on top:

  • Fresh or roasted apple wedges
  • Raisins
  • Granola
  • Toasted walnuts and pecans
  • Vegan graham cracker crumbles
  • Vegan chocolate chips

sweet carrot cake

Add these ingredients to your base:

  • 1/2 cup of shredded carrot
  • 1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. powdered cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp. powdered clove
  • 1/2 cup of crushed walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp. powdered ginger
  • 5 dates, pitted and finely diced

Sweeten to taste with maple syrup or honey (Remember the dates are quite sweet.)

Options on top:

  • Dried berries
  • Shredded coconut
  • Hemp seeds
  • Puffed amaranth
  • Granola
  • Cacao nibs
  • Crystallized ginger

Now you have some classic fall flavors to spice up your protein shake and fulfill those seasonal cravings, but you don’t have to stop here. Think rich Chai latte with fresh roasted spices or peppermint mocha flavored with essential oil of mint. Take your favorite and substitute ½ cup of oats for the yogurt and make your next protein shake a warm and toasty meal.

For inspiration, visit our Instagram links at the bottom of the page and see what other OWYN lovers are mixing up.

Happy fall!

Photo Credit: Ella https://www.freshnlean.com/blog/