Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowls

Who doesn't love a good smoothie bowl? This easy recipe makes the perfect snack or breakfast.

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Can anyone else believe that it's already April?! I know I probably say this every year, but the year is really flying by. I realized yesterday, that it's been 8 months since I moved to DC and I was just like whaaaat? Speaking of DC it's finally spring here! Or it kind of is. It's still chilly here but it's that spring chilly not winter cold. Anyone else know what I mean?

I don't know about you but I am so ready for warmer temperatures, sunshine, and all of the things that come with spring and early summer. Graduations, cookouts, the Farmer's Market, my birthday. All of the things! Oh, and this year I won't be studying for the Bar exam. I literally could not be more excited. 

When warmer weather hits, I instantly start craving foods like salads, smoothies, and fresh fruits. I came home from work the other day and needed a quick snack before my workout and a smoothie bowl sounded like the perfect idea. 

Smoothie bowls are super popular now, but my dad and I have been blending up frozen fruit, with some kind of liquid, into a super thick smoothie and eating it out of a bowl as "healthy ice cream" for a while now. We were clearly before our time. My dad loves to mix pineapple, banana, and berries with orange juice into a sorbet-like treat. This smoothie bowl is a creamier take on our old favorite, topped with sweet and crunchy bits of deliciousness. 

My favorite Vanilla Almondmilk from New Barn makes these smoothie bowls so smooth and creamy. I love New Barn's almond milk because, unlike most almond milks on the market, it's organic and only uses simple ingredients. Most almond milk on the market is full of chemical preservatives and additives that aren't really needed. They also usually contain carrageenan which is a sticky substance that used as a thickening agent. Unfortunately, carrageenan can become problematic for your digestive system when consumed regularly. 

You really only need almonds and water to make almond milk at home, so I'm always weary of brands that have a long list of listed ingredients. New Barn's almond milk is one of the closest to homemade that I've found. Their vanilla almond milk is made from organic almonds, water, organic maple syrup, organic vanilla extract, sea salt and a little acacia gum to hold things together. It's smooth, delicious, and a great option if you're not into making your own almond milk from scratch. This post isn't sponsored in any way, I just really love this company's products. 

Ok, back to these smoothie bowls! This recipe only take a few minutes to whip up, is completely customizable, and makes the perfect snack or sweet treat. I topped mine with some strawberries, Steve's Paleo Goods granola, bananas, and shredded coconut. Get creative and experiment with your favorite toppings!

What I love most about this recipe is that it's made from a few simple ingredients that you can find in your local grocery store. There's no need to go out and buy some special pre-made packet to have a tasty smoothie bowl at home. You can also try switching up the frozen fruit to make different flavor combinations or add in your favorite protein powder for an even more complete treat!

 

Want More? Check out My Favorite All the Healthy Things Breakfast Recipes

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Bowl

Gluten Free French Toast + Whipped Coconut Cream

Classic Granola


Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowls

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup mixed frozen berries 
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Optional: 1 - 2 tablespoons nut butter (almond or cashew would work best)

 

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. If the mix is too thick, add a little extra almond milk to help things blend. 
  2. Top with your favorite granola, fruit, and nuts.
  3. Enjoy!