I’m sharing our recipe for Easy 1-2-3 Smoothie Bowls. My daughter Sammy makes these all the time. The enclosed photos are some of her and my creations. Some of them are almost too pretty to eat! They’re a great go-to breakfast or lunch. More than a snack, as they’re very filling. Packed with tons of delicious and super healthy ingredients… just one of these and you’re good to go for hours!
1 part coconut water
1 part frozen fruit
Toppings (go crazy! Find a list of possibilities below)
Frozen fruit possibilities: banana, pineapple, berries, peaches, cherries, mango, whatever else you like*
* You can also add frozen or fresh kale or spinach for a healthier green smoothie bowl. If you balance it with more fruit than greens, you won’t taste the greens!
1. Put ingredients in your blender or Nutri Ninja and blend until smooth.
2. Pour smoothie into a bowl and add toppings in a pile or pretty design, depending on your preference and how much time you’ve got on your hands.
Here’s the deal: a smoothie with the right texture is something you have to experiment a little bit with. It depends on your blender, and it depends on which frozen fruit you use (example: a smoothie with mostly banana and pineapple is going to be thicker and need more coconut water than a smoothie with just cherries and berries, which blend easier). So try equal parts coconut water and fruit, and if it’s too thin, add more fruit or just drink as a smoothie and try less liquid next time. If it’s too thick or won’t blend properly, add a little coconut water at a time to get the right texture.
For frozen banana, slice and seal in a zippered plastic bag to freeze before use.
Fresh fruit is also good to add (we notice the berry flavor is better when we add fresh berries), but it’s important to have some sort of frozen fruit base to give the smoothie the proper texture and cold temperature, like frozen yogurt.
Granola (Purely Elizabeth is our favorite brand)
Other dried fruit
Pumpkin seeds, Chia seeds or Hemp seeds
Cut/ripped up dates
Spoonful or drizzle of nut butter or Bee Free Honey
Mindy Grusin and her daughter Sammy are both vegans and supporters of animal rights.