How I made my first smoothie bowl

I finally made my first smoothie bowl!! It’s been on my list for while to try and make them, but like many things right now it kept getting pushed to the back burner…

Well, that all changed after my family’s recent trip to Kauai where I tried my first acai bowl at the cutest little fruit stand in Hanalei… OH MY GOSH! What a delicious breakfast treat that was! The house we rented was a 3 minute walk from town and everyday when we made the short trek we would pass this adorable and colorful food shack that served acai bowls and I kept saying we needed to try them. So, we did and I was sold! Talk about YUM!

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If you’ve seen this craze of acai bowls all over Instagram then you, like me might have become quite intrigued by them. They are so colorful and vibrant and look simply delicious! I have always loved making smoothies. It’s an easy way to get a lot of veggies down at once with a taste of sweet from the delicious fruit that I add to them! BUT my smoothies never look as pretty as these photos I keep seeing!

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Oh my! Those look delicious!!

I didn’t make the actual acai bowl just yet. I need to do more research on how to perfect that recipe… To be honest I was being cheap and didn’t want to spend $20 on the bag of acai mix that I found at Sprouts. Hopefully soon I will get the nerve to do it! Also, a lot of the good fruit isn’t in season yet… So, my bowl is not nearly as colorful as I was hoping it would be BUT it was delicious nonetheless!

Here is goes…. My first attempt at smoothie bowls!

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You can really put whatever you want in your base to make the smoothie part, but here is what I did for mine! [[ This recipe made two smoothie bowls ]]

  • banana (1)
  • avocado (1)
  • spinach (2 handfuls)
  • mango (1/4 cup)
  • peaches (1/4 cup)
  • pineapple (1/4 cup)
  • plain greek yogurt (1/2 cup)
  • coconut water (enough to get the texture you want… add this last and do it slowly so you don’t make it too runny. You want your base to be thick!)

Toppings – again you can really put anything you want on top of your smoothie base! Since I wasn’t impressed by the fresh fruit selections at the store I kept it simple for now.

  • banana slices
  • almond coconut granola
  • chia seeds
  • shredded coconut
  • honey drizzled over banana slices

I’m looking forward to experimenting! The options are limitless! Next time I will put kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries on top!

Obviously this is a high sugar dish with all of that fruit, but in moderation is a healthy and very yummy treat!

This was an awesome breakfast for my little lady… She gobbled it up! I have been trying to find creative things that she can eat that are healthy and this was a good one! She had a small bowl along side her scrambled eggs!

DON’T FORGET… Make sure not to feed your little one honey if they are under a year!

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Happy smoothie making!!!

If you make smoothie bowls tell me what you put in yours!! AND if you have made acai bowls tell me your favorite recipes!!

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