Banana Berry Smoothie Bowls

Banana Berry Smoothie Bowls

I’ve been loving the recent trend of smoothie bowls lately. Columbus has a noteworthy smoothie bowl scene, with the always tasty Alchemy, as well as Zest and Native Cold Pressed. But these bowl beauties are a snap to assemble at home. Blended fruit in a spoonable form allows for more toppings, and let’s face it, that’s the part that everyone really wants! These banana berry bowls are a dish that’s BLD-worthy (breakfast, lunch, or dinner approved), and the colors are perfectly Instagram-ready. It’s an ideal way to keep a meal on the lighter side, but not give up the fun factor.

Banana Berry Smoothie Bowls

Yield: 2 bowls

Ingredients:

For the bowl:
8 oz bag of frozen mixed berries (I used a bag of Kroger Very Berry Smoothie Blend)
2 frozen bananas, cut into chunks
1/4 c. peanut butter
1/4 c. milk

For the toppings:
1/4 c. peanut butter, melted in microwave
2 T. chia seeds
4 T. large flake coconut
Dried cranberries, chopped strawberries or bananas, slivered almonds, granola, mini chocolate chips, or any other toppings you desire

In a high-speed blender or food processor, start by combining the frozen bananas and frozen mixed berries. Pulse until the mixture is in pea-sized clumps. Then, add the peanut butter and the milk, blending until the mixture is completely smooth and very thick.

Blending ingredients for Banana Berry Smoothie Bowls

Scoop the smoothie mixture into two separate bowls for serving. Load each bowl up with your chosen toppings, dividing each item between the two bowls and arranging each topping in its own section of the bowl. I won’t tell if you add extra melted peanut butter! Swirl the whole thing together before eating and enjoy immediately.

Banana Berry Smoothie Bowls

PS: I got the frozen banana hack from http://minimalistbaker.com/ – it gives the smoothie a creamy soft-serve consistency.

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Caroline

Banana Berry Smoothie Bowls
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
For the bowl:
  • 8 oz bag of frozen mixed berries (I used a Kroger Very Berry smoothie blend bag)
  • 2 frozen bananas, cut into chunks
  • ¼ c. peanut butter
  • ¼ c. milk
For the toppings:
  • ¼ c. peanut butter, melted in microwave
  • 2 T. chia seeds
  • 4 T. large flake coconut
Instructions
  1. In a high-speed blender or food processor, start by combining the frozen bananas and frozen mixed berries.
  2. Pulse until the mixture is in pea-sized clumps.
  3. Then, add the peanut butter and the milk, blending until the mixture is completely smooth and very thick.
  4. Scoop the smoothie mixture into two separate bowls for serving.
  5. Load each bowl up with your chosen toppings, dividing each item between the two bowls and arranging each topping in its own section of the bowl.
  6. Swirl the whole thing together before eating and enjoy immediately.