Lately, I’ve been thinking about smoothies. Especially with the warmer weather. Who wouldn’t enjoy a delicious berry banana smoothie to cool them down after some time in the sun?
However, what I did not realize was that I could trade in my straw for a spoon. I have only recently begun seeing smoothie bowls after searching Pinterest and I am intrigued. They can actually be a full meal that will both fill you and meet the check marks for the daily dose of fruits and veggies. How much more can you ask for?
Today, I decided I would make my own creation and see how it turned out. The night before, I cut up the banana and strawberries, placed them in bags and let them sit in the freezer overnight. The three strawberries I used were literal mammoths though which is why I put 6 (normal-sized) strawberries in the ingredients list.
All in all, the berry banana smoothie bowl is incredibly tasty. You could honestly add some honey or a little sugar if you have a sweet tooth, but you don’t really need to. The sugars in the fruits gave it enough sweetness plus the yogurt which added a hint of vanilla flavoring.
I will certainly try some more combinations and share the tasty recipes with you guys! Hope you guys enjoy and have a cool summer (or winter, it really doesn’t matter which season because smoothies are an all-year-round type of drink…at least for me).
Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl Recipe
6 strawberries (or 3 large strawberries)
1/4 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup of spinach
1 cup almond milk (or 3/4 cup)
3 tbsps of Greek yogurt (I used vanilla)
Chocolate coconut granola
Freeze the banana and strawberries overnight or for a few hours before blending the ingredients. Remember to cut the banana and strawberries before freezing. You can also freeze the blueberries for a thicker texture, but it’s not necessary if both the banana and strawberries are frozen.
Add the banana, strawberries, blueberries, spinach, almond milk and greek yogurt into the blender. Blend until smooth.
If it’s not thick enough, you could add some more yogurt or fruit. You could also add ice, but that may take away from the smooth texture.