Gah! Summer is almost here, which means it’s officially smoothie season. Woo-hoo!
I know many people say they enjoy smoothies, but find that it’s impossible to have one for a meal because they need something to chew. Well, I have a solution for you and it’s called a smoothie bowl!
Ta-da! Grab your spoon and dive in.
You get all the loveliness of a smoothie — cool, creamy and delicious. But you pour it into a bowl and top it with lots of goodies so there’s a little texture and more importantly, something to chew on.
I love serving my smoothies this way for several reasons:
It reminds me of eating ice cream or fro yo and we all know how I feel about those things!! <3 <3 <3
It takes longer to eat. <– I don’t know about you, but I can drink a full smoothie in less than 2 minutes. I just sip, sip, sip and before I know it my glass is empty.
They look pretty.
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I’ve been on a smoothie bowl kick lately. Dragon fruit bowls are my new jam, but sometimes I like to keep it simple and make the type of smoothie bowl I’m sharing today with berries, banana chunks, protein powder, almond milk and a tiny bit of nut butter.
It’s such a good combo!
Using frozen fruit and only 1/2 cup of almond milk keeps the smoothie thick and perfect for serving in a bowl rather than a glass.
Since I’ve been serving the smoothie bowls for breakfast I’ve been sticking with healthier toppings such as fresh berries, banana slices, chia seeds, a little granola and nut butter. That said, feel free to go crazy with the toppings — your choices are only limited by what you have in your kitchen. Oh man, now I feel like a dessert version with a chocolate chips (or melted chocolate), peanut butter and toasted coconut needs to happen soon. Yum!