OK – I know a smoothie bowl is nothing astonishing or inventive for all you foodies out there, but to me, it’s a new thing. And a great thing. How have I taken this long to try making my own!? I’ve been seeing them all over Instagram and Pinterest for ages and for some reason I just go, “wow, that looks yummy”, without actually trying one.
Well, I’m happy to say I took the plunge. I’ve tried a few different combinations and played around with different milks and fruits, but I keep coming back to this one. You guys, it’s SO good! I almost feel like I’m eating ice cream for breakfast…key word “almost”. It still tastes healthy and nourishing, the way breakfast should. Plus it really is full of healthy things, like spinach, flax and almond butter.
Before I get to the bottom of this bowl (HA HA) I need to tell you what I did last night. Ohmygosh. It was a pretty warm day so I decided to bake our chicken in the old oven downstairs…. yes we have another oven downstairs…comes in handy on hot days!! Anyway. I only brought one oven mitt downstairs to bring the chicken back up, and as I was carrying it up the stairs my hand started to get realllllly hot so I quickly popped the piping hot dish down on the old…carpeted stairs…(see where I’m going with this?)…to readjust the one oven mitt….and yup. Burnt the carpet. Big time. And now there’s old gross carpet stuck to the bottom of my casserole dish.
I had one of those moments where I contemplated not saying anything to Etienne and hoping he just wouldn’t notice, but there’s no way he wouldn’t notice. It’s bad. Like, really bad. Le sigh.
BUT, instead of lamenting on this unfortunate incident…let’s talk about this smoothie bowl again!!
This thing comes together in no time, which is perfect for a busy weekday morning. You basically just throw everything into the blender, mix it up, pour it into a bowl and top with whatever you like! I highly recommend adding my cherry-almond granola on top. That little bit of crunch is nothing short of perfection.
I prefer my smoothie bowl to be quite thick, so I can easily eat it with a spoon, but if you’re really in a hurry and just want to make this in smoothie form and suck it back with a straw, add another 1/2 cup of coconut milk to the blend.
It’s Monday my friends: here’s to a good week! Smoothie bowls for all!
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Cherry-Coconut Smoothie Bowl
Yield 1-2 smoothie bowls
A healthy, flavorful and filling smoothie bowl with frozen cherries and almond butter. It's like eating ice cream for breakfast!
- 2 cups frozen cherries, whole and pitted
- 1 frozen banana, in chunks
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 cup coconut milk (light or full fat)
- 1 tbsp ground flax
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- Optional toppings: sliced banana, coconut flakes, hemp hearts, chia seeds, blueberries, granola
- Place all smoothie ingredients in the blender and blend on high until thoroughly mixed.
- Pour into a large bowl, and add with optional toppings. Enjoy!
Recipe makes about 2.5 cups.
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