3 Smoothie Bowls
If you’re like me, you love a good lazy Sunday. You move a bit slower than normal, drink a bit more caffeine than normal & spend more of the day in your bed than out of it. I’m definitely guilty of lazing more than a few Sundays away, but I always celebrate Smoothie Bowl Sunday! Smoothie bowls are one of my favorite Sunday treats because they’re infinitely customizable, yet absurdly easy to make. Whether you stick to the basics or deck your bowl out with ALL of the toppings, smoothie bowls are delicious, refreshing & fun to put together! Just blend the base ingredients, pour into a bowl, add the toppings of your choosing & dig in!
Here are 3 of my favorite recipes:
Base: 1 cup unsweetened pea milk, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1 frozen banana
Toppings: 1 fresh banana, 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, 1/4 cup pumpkin flax granola
This pastel bowl is simple, but beautifully flavorful. Pea milk (even unsweetened) tastes sweeter than other nut milks, so this bowl essentially tastes like ice cream with a crunch. Ice cream for breakfast? Yes, please!
Base: 1 cup flax milk, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1 frozen banana, 1/4 avocado, 1 tablespoon spirulina
Toppings: 1 fresh banana, 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, 1/2 cup fresh raspberries, 1/4 cup dark chocolate granola
If you haven’t tried spirulina yet, I highly recommend picking some up! (I get mine from Vitamin Shoppe, but I've seen it at discount stores like TJ Maxx at a great price!) Spirulina is the most nutrient-dense superfood on the planet & it will make your bowl EXTRA creamy while providing you with a hefty dose of essential vitamins & nutrients. The avocado also contributes to a creamer consistency than normal! I usually use flax milk in bowls with a lot of other ingredients, because it has a neutral taste that won’t compete with any other flavors. The flavor in this bowl comes from the dark chocolate granola & raspberry topping: a mind-blowingly yummy combination of savory + sweet!
Base: 1/2 cup cashew milk, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1 frozen banana, 1 tablespoon acai powder
Toppings: 1 fresh banana, 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, 1 tablespoon hemp seeds, 1/4 cup blueberry hemp granola
Now this recipe is technically an acai bowl, but what are acai bowls if not trendier smoothie bowls? I like to use cashew milk in my acai bowls because it adds a little sweetness without being too overbearing. & hemp seeds are an excellent topping because not only do they aid in digestion, but they also add a subtly nutty flavor that pairs well with the sweetness of the milk & banana. & don’t worry, there’s still granola under all of that acai goodness! Blueberry hemp granola is my go-to for acai bowls.
As yummy as these 3 recipes are, they’re also meant to provide you with the inspiration to make your own beautiful smoothie bowl creations! So grab your favorite milk, fruits, seeds, supplements & granola & go crazy! Make a mess in your kitchen! Hopefully, you’ll get around to cleaning it up before Monday.