Summertime is right around the corner and while it’s not officially summer yet, the weather down here sure feels like it! Which means when I wake up in the morning, all I crave is light and refreshing dishes.
I love smoothies, but sometimes I feel like I need something that I can spoon, so that’s why the smoothie bowl is such an awesome option.
Especially this one – it’s a base of only 3 ingredients (you can choose to add or subtract as many as you’d like to that!) and takes all of 5 minutes to throw together.
I even put together a video to prove just how easy it is!
All you need is a frozen banana, 1/2 cup of your favorite frozen fruit and ~1/2 to 2/3 cup of milk. Literally. That is all that you need and you get the creamiest, most delicious smoothie bowl.
They key is definitely the frozen fruit. You’ll get more of a smoothie consistently (i.e. thinner) if you use fresh fruit (though you can just throw a few ice cubes in with it and that should help).
From there, you have a pretty solid base and you can choose to add in whatever you’d like! I’ve thrown granola right into the mix, fresh spinach or kale, avocado, frozen mixed berries, frozen pineapple or peaches, nut butter, chia seeds – the list goes on and on. You can honestly make it a million different ways (which is perfect because you’ll never get bored all summer long!)
Then, all that’s left to do is top with your favorite toppings – anything goes from shredded coconut, to more fresh fruit, your favorite granola, nuts, trail mix…the list goes on! You can even make this as a refresh summer dessert and sprinkle a couple chocolate chips right on top! Just try and tell me that’s not summer perfection right there!
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup favorite frozen fruit (or a mix!)
- 1/2 - 2/3 cup milk (can be cow's, almond, soy, coconut, whatever you prefer)
- Put all ingredients into a good processor or blender (I like to blend up my frozen fruit first, then add the milk once the fruit is crumbly - see video for example)
- Top with favorite toppings (more fruit, granola, nut butter, etc.)