Makes: 1 bowl
Putting a smoothie in a bowl creates a brand new world of possibilities! You basically turn a smoothie into a yogurt parfait. The best part is it great for breakfast, a midday snack, or even dessert. This smoothie starts with strawberries. Strawberries are also found to reduce risk of cancer and heart disease, enhance memory function and rheumatoid arthritis.
frozen small/medium strawberries
cup mix of fruit. I usually add mango, goji berries, and raspberries
packet Sambazon Pure Acai
original unsweetened almond milk or as dessert use the vanilla almond milk
cup granola. I use Quaker Natural Granola: Oats & Honey
optional: Nestle Toll House Mini Morsels
optional: additional fresh fruit to top the bowl with
blender or magic bullet
If using any fresh fruit the first step is to cut it up. When I use a mango, I use about 1/2 of it if just using strawberries and mango. Never use bananas for the smoothie bowl. I've tried this a couple times and the bananas give the smoothie a very silky texture that does not work well as a smoothie bowl. It will end up being too thin and melting quickly. However, for those banana lovers, I recommend cutting up some fresh banana and throwing it on top.
I use a magic bullet for all smoothies because it makes it so easy. You put everything in, let it blend for about a minute and then your done. You can use a regular blender for this too, but if you make smoothies often I recommend you looking into purchasing a magic bullet.
All of my smoothies always start with frozen strawberries. Why frozen? I use frozen fruit instead of ice. This makes your smoothie jam-packed with deliciousness. Start with 4 strawberries and the mixed fruit. Put this in the blender and add the 1 cup almond milk. Let this mix for about 1min. While mixing place the Sambazon Pure Acai under hot water to defrost. Once it is liquid, add this to the smoothie and blend for a few seconds.
Place smoothie in bowl.
You want this to have a thick ice cream like consistency. Not a thin consistency that you could sip through a straw. Add more strawberries if it is too thin or a bit more almond milk if too thick, and blend again for a few more seconds. You should only be blending for about 2mins total. Remove it from the blender and place smoothie in a bowl.
Now for the fun part! Drizzle a swirl of honey over the top. I create a criss-cross design similar to a piecrust but you can do a smiley face or whatever inspires you :) Then put the granola on top. If you are having this as a dessert sprinkle some mini-chocolate chips on top. I like Nestle Toll House Mini Morsels. And lastly, if you have fresh fruit or are a banana fan, you can also garnish with that.
This turns your everyday smoothie into a filling meal packed with fiber, vitamins and nutrients.
- Let your kids decorate their own
- Mix it up with different types of granola
- Be bold - try fruit you were always too scared to try. When paired with fruit you love, you may discover you like it!