Magnificent Smoothie Bowl
1 heaping cup frozen mixed berries, mango, pineapple (or whatever sounds good!)
1 small ripe banana (sliced and frozen)
3/4 cup plant milk (plus more as needed)
1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder of choice* (optional)
1 small handful of raw spinach or other greens (optional, but if you have enough on hand, highly recommended)
1 Tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp hemp seeds
Granola (have any left from last week?)
Add frozen berries and banana to a blender and blend on low until small bits remain
Add a bit of coconut or almond milk and protein powder (optional), and blend on low again, scraping down sides as needed, until the mixture reaches a soft serve consistency
Scoop into 1-2 serving bowls (amount as original recipe is written — adjust if altering batch size) and top with desired toppings (optional). I prefer chia seeds, hemp seeds, and coconut, but strawberries, granola, and a nut or seed butter would be great here, too!
Best when fresh, though leftovers keep in the freezer for 1-2 weeks. Let thaw before enjoying.
Good to Know:
We buy bananas and so often they don’t get eaten fast enough and get too ripe. Once in a blue moon I make banana bread or something but most often, we just peel them, slice them into chunks and freeze for smoothies. They are great to make your smoothie more creamy and it keeps us from wasting food.