Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl

shredding for the wedding berry smoothie bowl

It's officially summer and I am feeling all of the summer vibes. During the colder months, it is much harder for me to enjoy smoothies and/or smoothie bowls. I crave warmth. But when that sunshine hits, I want allll of the refreshing smoothies. Which sometimes can get boring, which is where smoothie bowls come into play. I love to start my day packed with phytonutrients, extra superfood boosts (because summer is all about that glow!), and something else to get me out of my "egg rut" (if you follow me on instagram - you know that I eat way too many eggs!). This beauty is in the Shed cookbook debuting next month! I thought it would be fun to give you a sneak peek! Happy summer and enjoy the gorgeous sunshine!! - AHS


berry banana smoothie bowl

shedding for the wedding berry banana smoothie bowl lose weight for wedding

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 frozen banana
  • 1⁄2 cup of frozen berries (I used a mixed berry blend)
  • 1⁄3 cup vanilla plant-based protein powder
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Topping Options

  • chia seeds (shown)
  • bee pollen
  • gogi berries
  • acai berries 
  • fresh berries (shown)
  • coconut shreds (shown) 
  • sliced almonds 
  • pepitas (shown) 
  • low sugar granola
  • cacao nibs (shown)

Instructions

Combine all ingredients, using less liquid than your normal smoothie. Blend. Pulsing until it creates a thick ice cream like consistency. If necessary, add more liquid, but try to keep a thicker consistency by using less.  If you are unsure of where to start with the amount of liquid, just add a little bit and pulse, slowly adding more until it actually blends. Note: Pick one topping initially to keep it economical — eventually working any and all of these into your smoothies/ bowls to add great health benefits. 


Update 7/2/18: the original post did not include that the banana and berries be frozen! Whoops! You would have one warm smoothie bowl without them being frozen! :)