Apr 07

The Sprouted Kitchen (Bowl + Spoon) + Tropical Smoothie Bowl

I’m back with another cookbook review–The Sprouted Kitchen (Bowl + Spoon), accompanied by a delicious Tropical Smoothie Bowl recipe at the bottom! 😀

The Sprouted Kitchen – Bowl + Spoon | simple and inspired whole foods recipes to savor and share

Just so we’re clear, please don’t mistake the “Sprouted Kitchen” part for a cookbook of entirely raw recipes, or you will be rather disappointed. Sprouted Kitchen is the name of Sara’s food blog (which also contains a wealth of amazing-lookin’ recipes).

Sara’s philosophy on food is to cook meals that are “made in their most original state to avoid excess sugars, chemicals, and preservatives.”

She includes a section in the beginning on “building a kitchen to cook in”–it makes me a little sad that I only have about 50% of what she lists in this section, but you know what? Someday when I grow up, I won’t be moving around every couple months and I’ll get to have a house with a ginormous kitchen with counter space and lots of counter space. (One can dream. Don’t you dare dull my sparkle.)

There’s also a section on building a “whole foods pantry,” where she also includes a discussion on her take on whole foods, and one on her thoughts on options for sweeteners, oils and fats, vinegars and salts, and other pantry staples. The inside back cover includes some handy measurement conversion charts, which I thought was a nice touch!


Written by Sara Forte / Photography by Hugh Forte


Genre: Cookbook
Pages: 226

I liked reading about her cooking journey, and how she came to making this cookbook, which celebrates all things bowl-related.

My specialty, per se, is food in a bowl–combinations of vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, big salads–texture and flavor that go together to make a simple, nutritious meal that makes sense composed in one vessel.”

And she’s not kidding either! The recipes in Bowl + Spoon are divided into 5 different sections, which are listed as follows (as per usual, I’m including a couple that sound awesome to me from each so you’ll get a good idea of what’s in it!):

Morning Bowls

  • Flourless Stone Fruit Breakfast Crumble
  • Cabbage, Fennel, and Apple Slaw with Smoked Salmon Toasts
  • Homemade Ricotta

Side Bowls

  • Baby Potato and Asparagus Tangle with Green Harissa and Eggs
  • The Last Meal Salad
  • Spanish Chopped Salad with Walnut Paprika Vinaigrette

Big Bowls

  • Ahi Poke Bowls <33333333
  • Carribean Bowl with Jerk-Seasoned White Fish and Tropical Fruit Salsa
  • Hippie Bowl

Sweet Bowls

  • Cocoa Nib Pavlovas with Mixed Berries
  • Key Lime Eton Mess
  • Mixed Berry Tiramisu

Dressing and Sauces

  • Maple Balsamic Dressing
  • SK Sriracha (how to make your own rooster sauce!)
  • Thai Lemongrass Sauce

I really like Sara’s take on healthy eating, as I’ve never been a fan of all-out restrictions when it comes to eating (food is one of my great joys in life). With 82 different recipes and page after page of gorgeous food photography, I definitely think Bowl + Spoon is an awesome one to add to your collection, especially if you like looking at pretty pictures of food while you’re at it!

The warm weather is making it possible for me to enjoy smoothie bowls once more, so I’m sharing an adapted version of Sara’s Tropical Smoothie Bowl with you! :] Adapted because as always, I’m trying to use stuff up and also because, much as I love em’, macadamia nuts are expensive.

I’d totally eat this for any meal of the day, but this can be found in her “Morning Bowls” section. :]

Tropical Smoothie Bowl


  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/4 cup coconut water
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp turmeric (optional)
  • 1 banana, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup trail mix
  • 1/3 cup toasted coconut chips
  • 1/3 cup toasted chopped walnuts


  1. Blend the frozen mango + pineapple, coconut water, orange juice, coconut milk + turmeric until very smooth. Distribute into two bowls.
  2. Slice the banana and garnish each bowl with banana slices, cereal, coconut flakes and nuts.


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  1. GiGi Eats

    OOO! Sign me up for an AHI POKE BOWL!!!
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    1. Farrah

      For serious! <3 <3 I did a happy dance when I saw that recipe in there! :D!

  2. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    Need the poke bowl and the salmon toast with fennel slaw bowl in my mouth immediately.
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    1. Farrah

      Wouldn’t it be cool if you could just open a cookbook and grab the food off the pages (it’d need to have a magical regenerating feature though, obviously)? *-*

  3. Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    Yum I just love this approach to cooking. I have found that the more cabinet space you have, the more stuff you collect, not always that you need that stuff though. I’m sure you will have your big kitchen soon though!! I love the names of these bowls, and the concept of them! This smoothie bowl sounds fantastic, perfect for spring! Thanks for sharing Farrah!

    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Sam! :]

      That is so true–I’m working on slowly [but surely!!] whittling away at everything in my fridge/cupboards/pantry! I need all this food eaten before I move out!!

  4. Autumn

    Oh I love balsamic dressing! and the Tropical smoothie bowl looks wonderful! Love the idea of a smoothie not in a glass. Refreshing!
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    1. Farrah

      Balsamic dressing is my favorite too! And yay indeed for smoothie bowls! I’m so glad that it’s finally warm[er] again!

  5. Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    I haven’t seen this cookbook in person but the spanish salad looks good too! Nice review )
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Deborah! I haven’t set foot in a bookstore in ages (sigh :'( )–thank goodness for the internet! 😛 How did we ever do without it?!

  6. Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl

    I LOVE bowls so this seems like a good choice! And I share your dream of that amazing, full-size kitchen…
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    1. Farrah

      Someday, we shall have awesome kitchens in our lives!! *-*

  7. Dave @ Blog-rite

    Sam loves cookbooks, she would be all about this one. I love chipotle bowls, so I can totally get on board with this idea! Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Farrah

      Oooo, chipotle bowls. I love those too–definitely gonna have to make one sometime soon!!

  8. Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    Everything in the book looks delicious, especially that smoothie bowl!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! 😀 I can’t wait to try making everything else!

  9. Channing

    I think the cocoa nib pavlovas look the best! I love cookbooks, the only problem is sometimes they’re to difficult to follow. I usually like my recipes to have a short ingredient list and short instructions…… maybe that’s lazy of me lol
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    1. Farrah

      haha, there’s nothing wrong with wanting simple recipes! I adore those too, especially when I’m pressed for time!!

  10. Kathryn @ Dancing to Running

    I love it when cookbooks include bright, colorful, detailed pictures of the recipes. It makes me want to cook them even more!
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! 😀 The pictures definitely make a big difference!

  11. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    I love Poke!! Yum!
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    1. Farrah

      Me too! <3 I haven't had it in such a long time!

  12. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    That smoothie bowl sounds delicious! I am so used to blending my bananas in my smoothies, but next time I’ll have to put them in a bowl and actually add in sliced bananas 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      haha, I usually just blend bananas too, but sliced bananas definitely add to the aesthetics of smoothie bowls! 😀

  13. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    That smoothie bowl sounds tasty. I make smoothies for my boys for breakfast and I bet they’d like this!
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    1. Farrah

      I love breakfast smoothies! 😀 Definitely gonna be making more now that it’s finally warmer! :]

  14. Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete

    Sounds and looks like a fantastic resource to have in the kitchen! Also, I want that smoothie bowl. <3
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    1. Farrah

      Since the weather’s finallyyy nice again, I’m likely gonna be experimenting with a whole lot of smoothie bowls soon! <3

  15. Maureen

    The addition of turmeric to this smoothie bowl is genius! Sounds like a solid cookbook!
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    1. Farrah

      Indeed! I’ve never tried throwing it into a smoothie before, but…definitely gonna be looking for more opportunities to incorporate it into things! :]

  16. Ange @ Cowgirl Runs

    I’d buy that cookbook for the pictures alone – it’s beautiful!
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! I love looking at pretty pictures of food, haha. 😀

  17. Margo

    I love cookbooks but they take up so much space. I have a few on my kindle. Thanks for giving me the heads up about this one.
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    1. Farrah

      I can definitely relate! I love my growing cookbook collection, but transporting all of it around is gonna be a pain. 😡 I’m…gonna worry about that later on, haha.

  18. Stephanie (@FitMomTraining)

    This book looks amazing! The photography is gorgeous!
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    1. Farrah

      It really is! <3 Her husband is super talented!

  19. MCM Mama Runs

    I don’t own cookbooks – no space in my kitchen, but I’m totally bookmarking her blog for recipes. YUM!
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    1. Farrah

      I feel ya! I probably shouldn’t be accumulating cookbooks because I’m pretty much globe-trotting through the country in a couple months, but…I can’t help it. :'( I love food too much, haha.

      Hope you enjoy her recipes! 😀

  20. Tianna

    awesome review! Everything looks incredible. I remember seeing Sprouted Kitchen (the first book) at B&N but I never bought it. This is making me think I should go purchase the set lol. thanks for sharing!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Tianna! I’d never heard of her blog before, but so glad I discovered it! There’s so much I wanna make! *-*

  21. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    That looks like such a PRETTY cookbook!
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    1. Farrah

      It is indeed! 😀

  22. Elle

    Ooooh. That tropical smoothie bowl is gorgeous. I would love to have that for a meal! Nice review. Looks like a beautiful book with REAL recipes that you would actually make!
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    1. Farrah

      It definitely has a tonnnn of things I wanna make! I’m gonna have to make peace with the fact that I’m never gonna have the time to make everything I wanna make! 😡

  23. Jess @hellotofit

    I love tropical flavors, and smoothie bowls! This looks awesome. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Tropical flavors are the best! <3 And yayyy for warm weather + smoothie bowls! 😀

  24. Emily @SinfulNutrition

    That tropical smoothie bowl sounds devine! If only I had the warm weather to go with it. It’s currently snowing here in NH!
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    1. Farrah

      Noooo, I’m so sorry to hear that! I kept wanting to have smoothies/smoothie bowls throughout winter, but it was just way too cold for me to brave it, haha. :[ I hope it warms up for you soon!

  25. GinaB @ Mirror Watching

    The book looks amazing. Some great recipes. Not at all what I was expecting. I thought it was a recipe for a smoothie bowl. I was saying to myself that I had never heard of a smoothie bowl lol.
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    1. Farrah

      It’s basically like a smoothie in a bowl! :O

      And yes indeed for the book! 😀 I can’t wait to try out more recipes in it!

  26. jill conyers

    I must get this book! I’m bowl obsessed 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Me too! <3 Everything's just better in a bowl! 😛

  27. GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth

    I LOVE cookbooks, especially ones written by other blogger. I’ll have to check this one out soon. Also, I soooo feel you on being ready for a ‘grown up’ kitchen. Pretty sure that what I’m looking forward yo the most about almost being done my undergrad lol
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! I really need to get my hands on the SkinnyTaste cookbook. I adore her recipes!! *-*

      That’s definitely one of the things I look forward to most after I’m finally done with all this school! 😛

  28. Sandra Laflamme

    Wow, this looks like a cookbook I’d love to own. Now I am hungry after looking at all of the enticing pictures!
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, sorry for making you hungry! 😛

  29. katie

    I need to become a more adventurous eater. These look amazing! I’m definitely interested in that smoothie bowl!
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    1. Farrah

      I used to stick to just my favorites, but in more recent years (probably due to this blog, hahaha), I’ve gotten a lot more adventurous! 😛

  30. Earl-Leigh

    Smoothie bowls are my new obsession so I can’t wait to try this one! Honestly, everything you posted looks like something I want to eat. Haha!
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    1. Farrah

      haha, I’m glad to hear that! Smoothie bowls are definitely one of my addictions as well. I’m so glad it’s finally warm enough for me to eat them again! Time to experiment some more! <3

  31. Paige

    Lots of yummy looking recipes here! Thank you for sharing about the tropical smoothie bowl. I would love to try that sometime.
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! 😀 If you get a chance to try it out, let me know how you like it! :]

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