It's official. I've hopped on the smoothie train and I've decided to fully embrace it. Seattle has decided it prefers 80 degrees and above sunny days in the middle of spring anyway so might as well! I've also been exploring the wide world of Instagram and discovered that it has a great love of smoothie bowls. I decided to try my hand at this new sensation, thus I present the Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl!
Not going to lie, grabbing a spoonful of smoothie out a bowl as opposed to drinking it out of a glass seemed somewhat dubious to me. But as I perused Instagram I couldn't stop staring at them! The way people decorate these smoothie bowls are like works of art! And who doesn't want to eat art?
It's also an awesome excuse to eat everything ever on top of a smoothie. Fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, drizzle of agave or honey, coconut flakes, you name it! If you find your smoothie bowl needing a little substance, you can even add granola or a little bit of your favorite cereal to make it more filling. With this Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl, I kept it simple and mostly limited the toppings to things that were already in the actual smoothie but I did have some oranges and extra almond slices laying around.
Also, did I mention the health factor? I feel ridiculously good about myself when my meal is a smoothie with fresh fruit that manages to keep me full. So blend up a Berry Banana Smoothie bowl, add your own toppings, and give this a go!
- ½ cup coconut milk, unsweetened
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 ½ cups frozen strawberries
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 1 large banana
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- ¼ teaspoon agave nectar to sweeten (or more to taste)
- Toppings: fresh raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, banana slices, coconut flakes, chia seeds, sliced almonds, sliced oranges
- Starting with the coconut milk and yogurt, add all ingredients into the blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and garnish with toppings as desired.