Horchata Smoothie Bowl

PREP: 10 minutes | YIELD: Approximately 2 ¼ cups


PREP: 10 minutes

YIELD: Approximately 2 ¼ cups


Smoothie bowls are great for mixing and matching flavors, and also for cleaning out your refrigerator. The best rule-­of-­thumb is to combine the oat milk base with a creamy ingredient (like a banana or avocado); something red, like berries or beet juice (or both); something green, like chopped spinach; a plant-­based butter for that added flavor and thickness (particularly good for making a thick smoothie bowl); ground seeds or powdered superfood; and, a healthy sweetener. Frozen ingredients are a great way to amp up the milkshake effect without diluting with ice cubes.



  • 1 cup Oat Milk
  • ½ cup Beet Juice*
  • 1½ cup Greens (fresh or frozen, chopped)
  • ½ cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 Banana (overripe, frozen)
  • ½ Avocado
  • 2 Tbsp Chia/Hemp/Flax Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Plant-Based Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa (unsweetened)
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup (or 2-3 dates)
  • ⅛-¼ tsp Cinnamon (optional)



  1. Blend together in a blender or Vitamix until it has a thick milkshake consistency.
  2. Dilute with more oat milk or beet juice, to taste, if drinking as a smoothie.
  3. Pour into a bowl and pair with your favorite smoothie bowl toppings.


*Beet juice is available in most grocery stores. If juicing your own beets, pre-­measure and freeze juice in jumbo ice cube trays. Save the tops for salads.



  1. This recipe creates an abundance of food fuel, most noticeable is the chia seeds. Two tablespoons of chia seeds (1 ounce or 28 grams) contain about 140 calories, 4 grams of protein, 11 grams of fiber, 7 grams of unsaturated fat, 18% recommended daily intake (RDI) for calcium and 27% of daily RDI for phosphorus, which promote bone health. Chia are the richest plant source of omega -3 fatty acids. Chia seeds are a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids that cannot be made by the body. Studies have shown that chia seeds can lower certain risk factors, including triglycerides, inflammation, insulin resistance and belly fat.
    Since Chia becomes gelatinous rather quickly, we prefer to blend our recipe ingredients for a minute or so creating a smooth texture. After initial blend we add the Chia. Cycle time is quick and shorter than initial blend. Thus, the consistency of the recipe is not too gelatinous. It’s mindful technique so all may enjoy the Horchata Smoothie Bowl.

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