It’s rainy today. And it’s summer. So I’ve been trying to find ways to make things “sunnier” so to speak. I wrote about Buddha bowls awhile back, and I even tried my hand at smoothie bowls…but then I got lazy.
I stopped spending time on breakfast (protein shakes for everyone!) because life got really, really crazy.
Do you ever feel like life is so overwhelming that you can’t breathe? I get it. I’ve been there for awhile, and it’s just been the past few weeks that I feel like I can breathe again.
I started spending time in the kitchen, instead of throwing a frozen object into the Instant Pot and hoping for the best. I’m making the kids lunch instead of letting them snack all day. And today, I made smoothie bowls.
Now, this is a loose recipe. You can really use any frozen fruits or veggies that you have on hand…but here, we happened to have some delicious peaches, frozen bananas (if you aren’t freezing your bananas, you are missing out!), and fresh berries (I love summer).
So I asked the kids if they wanted a smoothie…in a bowl. They were over the moon and picked out their bowls waiting expectantly.
And this recipe was so easy that those little bowls were full in 5 minutes. And I got to eat, too.
Banana Peach Smoothie Bowl
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen peaches (about 6 slices)
- 1/2 over ripe avocado
- 1 1/2 cups spinach
- 5 ice cubes
- 1 cup almond milk
- 5-6 strawberries, sliced
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 2 Tablespoon walnuts
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 Tablespoon shredded coconut (optional)
To make it easier to blend you can place the spinach, almond milk and avocado in a high powered blender (I used my Vitamix). Gently pulse a few times to create a paste and then add your frozen goods.
Blend your smoothie until its fully combined. You may need a tamper to press down the ingredients as this bowl is thick. If you feel that it’s too thick, add a bit more almond milk to help it blend out.
Once everything is combined, top your bowl. I laid out a “buffet” and let the boys top their own bowls. You could hoard the whole thing or share. Honestly, there’s plenty to share.