How To Make a Smoothie Bowl

It is rare that I go a day without a smoothie.  It’s quick, simple, and you can have it for any meal – snacks included. Smoothies are perfect for those mornings when you are on the go, don’t have time to cook a meal, or…just don’t feel like it. But some mornings you want to feel like that 5-year-old again where you sit at the table, swinging your legs while eating Frosted Flakes, Captain Crunch, or my favorite, Cinnamon Toast Crunch!  An easy way to relive those magical childhood moments, yet appear as an adult, is with a smoothie bowl. You get the same benefits of a smoothie, with some pretty toppings, that provide the breakfast crunch and feel you’re looking for.

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There are some pretty amazing smoothie bowls out there that taste as good as they look. Check out this Buzzfeed article for some serious inspiration.  But for me, for the most part, I like to keep it fairly simple.  Below is my oh so quick and easy go to smoothie bowl.  I do throw some turmeric in all my smoothies, but don’t worry, you really can’t taste it.  See some of the benefits of turmeric in my tea recipe here.

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Serving Size: 1

Ingredients:

Smoothie-

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 1 Handful Frozen Blueberries
  • 1 Handful Frozen Kale
  • 1/2 Handful Frozen Cherries
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 /2 Tablespoon Turmeric
  • 1/4 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk (pour in a little at a time until desired consistency is reached)

Toppings-

  • Half Ripe Banana, Sliced
  • Half Mango, Diced
  • Handful Gluten Free Granola
  • Pinch of Chia Seeds

Instructions:

Place half the fruit and vegetables in the blender.  Add in Turmeric and Cinnamon.  Add remaining fruit and vegetables on top along with almond milk (more or less depending on how thick you want it).

Blend together until smooth.

Place in your favorite bowl and add the toppings.  Feel free to experiment with other toppings such as coconut flakes, other berries, flax seed, etc.

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Enjoy!

-VT3

 

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