Let’s be honest. Do I want to eat clean every morning and start the day off feeling good about myself? Yes! Does that always happen – no. Most mornings I find myself cramming a cold Pop Tart in my mouth while washing last night’s dishes and keeping my daughter entertained. Eating well is one of the biggest self care tips I can give you. It’s cliche, but in order to get good results, you have to fuel your body with great food! I know. It can be so hard most mornings to get everyone ready and out the door on time, so your needs likely get pushed to the back burner. To solve these breakfast woes, I came up with a delicious treat that combines both your healthy and simple breakfast needs! Smoothie bowls are all the rage right now, but I can’t pay $7 for one every morning! I give you, the Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl.
Start off with your berry base. You really can use any fresh or frozen fruit you like, I usually buy these Simply Nature frozen berries from Aldi. They even carry pre-made smoothie packs that you just blend with juice, but that takes away the creativity 🙂 Lately I’ve been enjoying their organic strawberries and raspberries. They’re super yummy!
To blend my smoothies, I use my handy magic bullet. It isn’t as fancy or powerful as a Ninja – but I love the simplicity of it! I find myself using it much more often than my full size blender.
As far as measurements go, the small self-serve cups with the magic bullet make measuring out your fruit so simple. I never measure anything exactly in my smoothies, I just eyeball everything. So for the berries, I will fill the cup almost halfway full. You want your smoothie bowl to be a little thicker than a normal smoothie so it is easier to eat with a spoon as opposed to a straw. That’s why I usually make sure the majority of my cup is full of frozen items. If you’re using fresh fruit, just throw in some ice cubes.
On top of the berries I cut up a whole banana, and add in some almond milk. You can of course add whatever milk you like! Just make sure you add enough to cover your frozen fruit. Lastly, squeeze in a little honey and you’re ready to blend.
Once everything is blended, you’re ready to pour your yummy smoothie into a bowl. Here is where things get yummy. I love smoothie bowls because you can add so much texture to them through your toppings. Usually, I drizzle some honey on top. I’ll also add some sort of granola for a good crunch. Lately I’ve been loving this banana nut granola from Aldi! It has yummy whole grain granola pieces with dried bananas mixed in. I love the Simply Balanced vanilla granola from Target too. I’ll also add any fresh produce we may have in the house like blueberries or sliced strawberries. Of course when I decide to write this post, we have zero fruit in the fridge so this mornings smoothie was a little bland.
So there you have it! This yummy bowl literally takes less than 3 minutes to whip up. That may be a little longer than the time it takes to open a packet of Pop Tarts, but I promise you it’s worth it! The base of these yummy bowls are so simple, it’s easy to customize it however you want! Just remember that you want your smoothie to be a little thicker than normal. Here’s a final list of ingredients!
1/2 a cup of fresh or frozen berries of your choice
(Ice if you use fresh berries)
1 sliced banana
About half a cup of your choice of milk
Toppings of your choice
And that’s it! What would you add to your own smoothie bowl?