If you love smoothies you’ll definitely want to experiment with blending them a bit thicker and eating them as a smoothie bowl. This smoothie bowl trend is wonderful because it delivers plenty of nutrition in the way of fruits and veggies. It makes a really healthy breakfast, lunch or snack.
We had a blast last weekend at our local farmers market. We picked up some great things including the blueberries, rainbow carrots and kale we used in this super fresh and tasty smoothie bowl.
My husband loves rainbow carrots and tends to seek them out so they were a nice veggie to add to this bowl.
The great thing about the smoothie bowl trend is the fact that you can add so many interesting toppings to your bowl.
We used chia seeds, granola and fresh blueberries on this bowl but the sky is really the limit when it comes to toppings. The added texture adds so much substance to the bowl and can give you a more satisfying experience than a plain smoothie.
Have you ventured into the smoothie bowl trend? I’d love to hear about your favorite fruit and veggie combinations and how you like to top them!
Market fresh smoothie bowl
2 cups of frozen organic mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, cherries, cranberries)
splash of water
big fat handful of kale
1 purple carrot
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2-4 tablespoons of granola (I used Natures Path Pumpkin granola)
¼ cup fresh blueberries
1. Blend and whip the smoothie ingredients together until you have a smooth consistency. This one was on the thick side, which worked really nicely for the heavier toppings. It also held up well because it took longer to warm up and start to thin out. You might need a little more water to help your blender work through the ingredients, if so just add a little at a time until its good to go.
2.Pour or scoop into your favorite dish and top with the goodies listed above or a mix of other personal favorites.