A smoothie is one of my favorite things to have for breakfast on my unrefined diet. It can serve as a quick meal before running out the door to take on the day. Or you might drink one as easy snack. The best thing about having a smoothie is the flexibility in ingredients. You can mix an endless array of fruits and vegetables together to create something that is highly nutritious, simple, fast, and delicious. It begs to be had on the go.
Some days, though, there is time to sit and enjoy a meal. Despite the extra time, though, you may not want to spend too much time in the kitchen. So, what do you do when you want to take time to eat a meal, but don’t want to take the time to make it? No, the answer is not “go out to eat”. Look to making a smoothie bowl instead.
A smoothie bowl is just what it sounds like – a smoothie, but a lot more fun. The base is a normal smoothie that one would make on any given day, but then it starts getting crazy. You pour that bad boy into a bowl and decorate it with more nutritious food like fruit, seeds, nuts, granola, coconut, and even chocolate bits. Yup, that’s right. You have to trade in that straw for a spoon.
Whether food is good for you or not, it should be something you want to eat. This, I promise, will be something that you crave. So, I will say in advance, “You’re welcome”. You can put any mix together for your smoothie bowl, but for those who would like a idea for their bowl, I have provided one below.
Banana Raspberry Smoothie Bowl
1/3 cup raspberry
1 cup yogurt
1/4 almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 TBSP date paste, or 3 dates, or honey to taste
2 TBSP rolled oats
1 TBSP chopped flax seed
1/2 banana, cut in slices
1/3 cup raspberry
1 TBSP unsweetened coconut
2 TSBP walnuts
Directions: Put all smoothie ingredients in a blender and mix til smooth. Pour contents into a bowl. Put toppings in top of smoothie and enjoy!