Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowl (Vegan, Gluten Free)


Summer has finally come to Colorado! And it is in full swing, let me tell ya! So far it's been in the mid 90s everyday this week with no signs of stopping. I love it! But unfortunately, this also means wildfires. There have been/ are three fires today, so please keep the people in those areas in your prayers.


Today, I'm very excited to share with you one of my favorite summer breakfasts. It's loaded with nutrients, but you feel like you're eating an ice cream sundae....okay that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it is sweet and creamy! I love smoothies, perhaps more than the average person, but sometimes I miss chewing my food, plus there's just something about eating breakfast out of a bowl with a spoon, you're just supposed to. So I present to you: the smoothie bowl. 


What I really like about smoothie bowls is that they keep you full for a long time and you get to start your day loaded up with vitamins and minerals. Plus it's cold and refreshing and all around wonderful. You can really make these using whatever ingredients you like, but today I'm going to share the recipe for what I've been eating the past two mornings because it's delicious and I'll probably eat it again tomorrow morning.

Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowl
  • Half a Banana, frozen
  • Heaping 1/2 Cup Frozen Berries (I used a mix of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries)
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk
  • Sprinkle of Old Fashioned Oats
  • Sprinkle of Ground Flax Seed
  • Sprinkle of Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • Sprinkle of Raw Sliced Almonds
Makes 1-2 Servings.
Place banana, berries and coconut milk in the blender. Blend until smooth, you want it to be very thick and creamy in texture. Pour into a bowl, sprinkle on the toppings and enjoy! Simple as that.



What are some of your favorite summer foods?

6 comments:

  1. HOLY MOLY. You've done it again, girl! I am making this as soon as I can. We had your chia pudding last week and your black bean burgers for the last 3 DAYS, haha.
    Love your recipes.
    xx

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    1. Hahaha! Glad you're enjoying all of it!

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  2. ooOOoooooo!!
    I like that last picture! XD
    You can make this for me when you get here if you want!

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