MY RAZZ & FRESAS SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPE + SOME SMOOTHIE BOWL TIPS

I’ve been on a smoothie bowl kick for a minute now. Mostly because I love fruit and love my food to be colorful and smoothie bowls are a perfect combination of the two. Also, they are super quick and easy to make. I finally got an upgrade to my blender too. The hubby gifted me a Vitamix for Christmas, so I’ve been making smoothie bowls like basically every day since I opened the darn thing, LOL. ๐Ÿ˜‚. A good blender makes a huge difference.

So, for those who’ve been following along on my IG account, you know I’ve started a new creative project where I highlight one color each week on my IG feed. This is my attempt at pushing my creative limits for 2021 and finally executing some of the amazing ideas that I’ve had bottled up for so long with no place to expel them. I know rainbow feed challenges are all the rage on IG right now, but I dance to the beat of my own drum and have decided to do absolutely no content planning for this project and just let it flow freely. In other words, whatever color I feel inspired to highlight for the week is what I’ll cover. Rainbow feeds are awesome, but for me it seems a bit limiting to rainbow colors and you all know some of the colors I like to sport have no place in a rainbow, so I’ll highlight whatever colors I want and hopefully create something visually pleasing for you all to enjoy. This week on the gram, I’ve been featuring the color red. Today’s post features a red food fave of mine. Keep scrolling for the full recipe and a few tips for making the perfect smoothie bowl.

Razz and Fresas Smoothie Bowl

1 cup Strawberries

1/2 cup Bananas

1/4 cup Cashew Milk, Almond Milk or Oat Milk (Or any milk of choice)

1 Dollop Almond Butter or Cashew Butter or Peanut Butter

Vegan Protein Powder (Optional)

Toppings: Raspberries, Strawberries

Optional Toppings: Granola, Chia Seeds, Blueberries

Keep scrolling for a few smoothie bowl tips and random pics of me in my backyard this morning chowing down. ๐Ÿ˜‚

A Few Smoothie Bowl Tips

  1. Less milk is best. I always start off with 1/4 cup milk or less and add as I go. Smoothie bowls are meant to be thick and creamy. If you add too much milk it gets soupy and then it is considered a smoothie.

2. A good blender means everything. I can’t stress this enough. When you have a good blender, everything is blended evenly. If you don’t have a good blender, add ingredients one at a time so it doesn’t put too much on your blender and mash down ingredients with a spoon os it reaches the blades as you go. I know this from experience because I had a pretty crappy blender for years.

3. Add some protein. Smoothie bowls alone aren’t really that filling and will leave you hungry in an hour, so I always recommend adding some protein if you can. I do this with almond butter, chia seeds and a little bit of vegan protein powder. Without the protein added, this is merely a snack.

4. Get creative with your toppings. I eat smoothie bowls basically everyday, so I’ve learned to switch up my toppings and fruits so that it doesn’t get boring. Lately, I’m digging vanilla granola and chia seeds. I’m allergic to whole peanuts, so I have to be careful with my granola selections, but everything else is fair game.

5. Keep it Colorful. I love colorful food, so I’m very intentional about what I blend for the day and make sure whatever I’m blending is colorful and visually pleasing to look at. If I’m feeling green, I’ll add spinach leaves and green spirulina to my smoothie for a bright green look to my smoothie. Food doesn’t have to be boring, so experiment with different ingredients and enjoy a colorful meal.

I hope you enjoyed this post.

Talking more food except for baby on the blog soon. #staytuned.

Sincerely,


Deidra Marie


4-INGREDIENT BLUEBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE

I love love love this smoothie recipe. It doesn’t require many ingredients and is super tasty. Also, it is full of antioxidants and gives just the energy boost I need to get my morning started. Check out the full ingredients list below and enjoy!

1 Cup Frozen Blueberries

1 Cup Frozen Bananas

1 Cup Cashew Milk or any milk you’d like

1/2 cup Vanilla Yogurt

Add all items to your blender and pulse until smooth. Enjoy!

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie


MY HOMEMADE BANANA ICE CREAM RECIPE

And I’m back. Pregnancy has really slowed me down and posting to the blog has been occasional. Good thing about pregnancy: I’m now in a serious cooking mood and will make an effort to share more of my quick and easy recipes on the blog. One of my favorite homemade sweet treats, Banana Ice Cream; packed with protein and only a few ingredients you more than likely already have in your kitchen. If you’re a banana lover like me, then you’ll love this recipe. I think what I love most about this recipe is that it’s quick, easy to make, doesn’t require an ice cream maker and satisfies that sweet tooth many of us have during the hot summer months. If you’re like me, the sweet tooth is coming from growing a tiny human, LOL. Anywho, peep the recipe below. I’ve tried to provide accurate measurements for 1 serving size, but to be honest, I never measure anything so there’s that, LOL. For accuracy purposes, I would say this recipe is equivalent to about 1 Like It cup from Cold Stones Creamery; ice cream lovers will know exactly what I’m talking about ;).

Ingredients

  • 1-2ย large, ripe bananas
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoonย vanilla extract
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of Honey (optional)
  • Pinch of Nutmeg (optional)
  • Peanut Toppings (optional)

Instructions

  1. Banana’s should be cut and frozen for at least 2 hours.
  2. Add frozen bananas peanut butter, vanilla, cinnamon and any other ingredients you’d like to your blender. Blend until creamy. Eat immediately after blending or freeze for later.

A Few Tips

  1. I add a little extra peanut butter to this recipe when I want more protein.
  2. Sometimes I add some vanilla protein to turn this into a hardy middle of the day snack.
  3. Sometimes bananas aren’t sweet enough for some or you get some bananas that just aren’t sweet; adding a teaspoon of coconut sugar will do the trick. Alternatively, you can add a bit of honey.

Stay tuned for a few more of my fav pregnancy recipes. I have been experimenting a lot and can’t wait to share. Until then, enjoy!

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie