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!!
It takes longer to eat.
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.
The chocolate protein powder makes it filling and a little decadent.
And the toppings… they’re the best part.
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…