There is nothing better than a big fat bowl of ice cream on a summer day. Amiright?! Unfortunately the older I get the less ice cream I can handle. I found smoothie bowls a few years ago and y’all already know that I’m utterly addicted to them. I know I post a lot of recipes for smoothie bowls but there is a reason for it. First, I always find new ingredients and I want to share that tid bit of knowledge but also because they are so good for you and I want you to make them!
There are thousands of ways to make smoothie bowls; there is no right or wrong way to whip one up. Sometimes I add dairy, sometimes I don’t, it just depends on where I am at that day or if I’m doing dairy or not. I like to fast from dairy (often) and only allow myself a little at a time.
I went to our local grocery store last week and all of these items were on sale. I was pretty excited to get some Siggi’s drinkable vanilla yogurt. I have been wanting to try it but I won’t drink it the way they say to because I’m weird like that but I knew that making smoothie bowls with it would work just as well. Huzzah!
I made a huge smoothie bowl and shared it with my little. Lincoln is three years old and as spunky as can be. He is always on the GO GO GO GO GO and it’s a crazy mess trying to keep up with him. I swear the kid wants to live on only McDonald’s chicken nuggets (barf.) so getting him to eat anything healthy is a struggle. What I love about these smoothie bowls is that he thinks he’s eating the most gigantic bowl of “berry sorbet” which is a mom win if I say so. There are also days where he’s running around like a mad man so I will add a tiny bit more yogurt to make it thinner and throw it in a cup for him to chug on the go. BOOM. It’s the most nutrition he will get all day. Kids are hard to fill with vitamins and this way I know he’s getting a healthy meal or snack so I can feel better about the box of Mike and Ike’s that he took from his dad and inhaled behind the couch. Real life y’all, this is real life.
Anyways, enough rambling, here is what I did today:
Yield: 2 smoothie bowls – just divide if you want to make a single.
1 cup of frozen pineapple
1 cup of frozen berries
1 cup of Siggi’s vanilla yogurt
1 tbsp of honey
** You can add flax seed or hemp hearts or anything to that nature**
It will be mondo thick, if it’s too thick add a little bit more yogurt.
Pour into bowls. Top with unsweetened coconut flakes, chia seeds, almonds or pecans, granola and fresh berries.
Of course you don’t have to top it with anything, you can just drink it right up if you choose to do so but I like to give it some texture. I love eating them with a spoon and really enjoying the sweetness of the fruit. Whip one up! Play around with it.
I’m dying to get my hands on some good Maca root because I think it would make an amazing smoothie bowl. I’m sure when I do I will post about it. I’m never done with the smoothie bowls!!!
This weekend I encourage you to make something using fresh berries. It’s going to be warm and beautiful so feed your body some sweet goodness! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!
Love love love,
Kari Jo and Lincoln
P.S. He was running way to fast for me to use any of the photos I took of him so I will leave you with this sweet little paw grabbing my Kombucha. *Swoon!*