Our Quick & Delicious Go-To Smoothie Bowl!

Sometimes we write about books, other times about places we've gone and sometimes we do a recipe! Today is the day for a recipe!



Our Quick and Delicious Go-To Smoothie Bowl is the perfect recipe!


It's nutritious, filled with simple, healthy ingredients and the best part about it is that it comes together in about 5 minutes!



Recently we went to one of those smoothie bowl places to check it out. It looked really yummy and friends of ours had given it a thumbs up!


A smoothie bowl we enjoyed that inspired us to make our own version!



We had time, a few extra dollars and decided to give it a taste.


We each ordered a different concoction - both were delicious! Cenzia chose one with cookies mixed in and I enjoyed berries on top!



It's always fun trying new foods and we enjoy the inspiration for coming up with our own recipes!


We've also included a few books that have berries in their title or storyline, because we are MyKidzBookshelf, of course!




Smoothie bowls are satisfying, healthy and fresh... the perfect way to start the day!




As much as we enjoyed going out for a smoothie bowl, time and money are usually limited, so we thought we'd try our hand at making our own!


Enter our Quick and Delicious Go-To Smoothie Bowl!


Smoothie bowls are a great breakfast to start your morning with- whether you've just been out exercising or need something to refreshing and satisfying to begin your day, this is the recipe for you!



Easy to prepare, customizable with add-ons that you have on hand, and feel-good healthy ingredients make this a terrific choice for breakfast, a snack or even dessert!




Our Quick & Delicious Go-To Smoothie Bowl!


Love the idea of a smoothie bowl? So do we! Here's a wonderfully simple smoothie bowl that is easy to make, uses simple ingredients and is healthy and delicious!


Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Total Time: 10 Minutes

Servings: 1 large serving or 2 smaller ones


Equipment Needed:

  • An immersion blender is my favorite way to put this together with minimal fuss! A blender or food processor also does the job!

  • Large glass or 4 cup Mason jar (or other similarly sized jar) if using an immersion blender.

  • Blender or Food Processor if that's your blending appliance of choice!

Beforehand- Regarding the Bananas:

  • Freeze two large bananas. Ideally, you peel and slice before freezing for the fastest prep.

  • HOWEVER, if you're like me and don't plan this far in advance, just keep a couple of bananas in the freezer at all times!

  • Then, when you're ready to make the smoothie, just quickly run the banana under water, slice the banana into circles and separate the peel from the fruit. Just be careful! The banana can be slippery!


Ingredients:

  • 2 Large frozen bananas (either sliced ahead of time, or just before making the smoothie).

  • 2 heaping Tablespoons cocoa (we like organic, but your fave is what you should use!)

  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter or nut/seed butter of choice.

  • 1/2 cup of almond milk or milk of choice

  • 1/4 cup of sliced strawberries

  • 1/4 cup of blueberries

  • 2 heaping Tablespoons of chopped dark organic chocolate

  • 2 Tablespoons shaved or shredded coconut


Directions:

  • Put banana slices, cocoa, peanut/nut butter and milk into jar or large glass.

  • Using an immersion blender or your blender/food processor, completely blend until smoothie is mixed enough for ingredients to be combined to desired consistency. We like it to be thick like soft-serve ice cream, but your choice is the perfect choice!

  • Divide smoothie blend into two bowls if sharing or larger one if you're extra hungry!

  • Top with strawberries, blueberries, chopped chocolate and coconut!


NOTES:

  • I tend to have some bananas in the freezer at all times. It's my answer for bananas that have gone past the stage of eating straight. This way I can quickly throw together a smoothie, 'nice cream' (basically our smoothie bowl recipe base), add it to a muffin or make a delectable banana bread!

  • We also always have frozen berries in the freezer. This smoothie is great with both fresh or frozen fruit. If you want to keep it colder longer in the warm temps, frozen berries are a great way to make this happen!

  • OTHER GREAT TOPPING IDEAS: Granola, walnuts, almonds, cacao nibs, chocolate chips, nutella, dried cereal, crushed cookies, or even Annie's Bunny Chews! Peek through those cabinets for inspiration!

  • The smoothie bowl base is like a soft serve ice cream and can be enjoyed on its own as a guilt-free vegan frozen dessert!


Enjoy your smoothie bowl!


Have you gone out to any of those smoothie bowl places? Let us know in the comments below what you thought it! Or, if you have have some toppings or fruit combinations that you love on your breakfast bowls!!


Blend on!

April & Cenzia







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