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. 😂. 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. 😂
A Few Smoothie Bowl Tips
- 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.