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Feb 22

Banana Berry Smoothie Bowls

Break Out of Breakfast Boredom:Β Cooks aren’t always pressed for time in the mornings – they just need new ideas. Think mug cakes, smoothie bowls, breakfast cookies and more. Show us the healthy way you wake up your breakfast – or wake up just for breakfast!

I’m totally not a morning person (especially these days, when I have to leave the house by 4:45 a.m.), but if I had something like this waiting for me every morning, I don’t think I’d mind as much! πŸ˜›

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My friends and I planned a day (yesterday) to make a whole ton of food! We used to live together in college, but ever since I disappeared to the other side of the country for grad school and then med school, spending any time together has been drastically reduced.

As such, our indoor food adventures are usually to make up for all the months/years we didn’t get to spend cooking with each other. We had 6 different recipes on our “menu,” the first of which are these smoothie bowls!

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These are our smoothie bowls before we put in the toppings! (Or at least, just as we started adding the toppings.)Β You’ll notice that one of em’ is green! :O There’s a recipe for that one down belowΒ too! :]

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Meet our cactus, Spiny McSpinerson! He stabbed us at least twice during this process so we exiled him toΒ a corner until we needed him to come back to hang out with our bowls.
Smoothie Bowls Galore

Feel free to go to town on the toppings for these bowls! I listed what we used in the ingredients section, but if we’d had chia seeds, hemp hearts, ground flax seed, unsweetened coconut flakes, other fruits/nuts…we could’ve added those too!

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Wanna find out how to make these bowls? Check out the recipe below! :] The banana berry smoothie base only takes 3 ingredients!

Banana Berry Smoothie Bowls

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Ingredients:Β 

(Smoothie Base)

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1Β½ cup frozen berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

(Green Smoothie Base)

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup mixed greens or baby spinach (for a greater )
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • drizzle of honey

(Toppings)

  • Fruits
    • Diced (kiwis, strawberries, mangoes)
    • Sliced (bananas)
    • As is (blackberries; we meant to use blueberries too)
  • Cashews
  • Rolled oats
  • Honey
  • Coconut oil (if it’s solid, stick it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to melt it before drizzling it over each bowl)

Instructions:

  1. Blend all the smoothie base ingredients together into desired consistency and scoop into a bowl. (If it’s too liquid-y, stick it in the freezer for a little while.)
  2. Add your desired toppings and serve!

Here are some more shots of the individual bowls in all their glory! In case you’re wondering, this is the first time I ever had my hands on a DSLR camera, and holy crud, they are magical. :O I was kinda excited, hence all the tons of food photos. <3

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We got the idea for the coconut oil topping because of a pit stop I made at Berry Divine Acai Bowls during my explorations in Sedona. My friends passed by about a month later whilst helping one of our friends move back to California, so I recommended the place to them!

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Coconut oil is in liquid form when it gets to warm enough temperatures, but when it’s super cold, it turns solid! If you want to melt some to drizzle onto your bowl, you can just scoop a little into a bowl and stick it into the microwave for ~5-10 seconds!

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Don’t have time just yet to make these? Not to worry–pin this for later!

Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl

Did you know that this week is National Pancake Week? Make sure you stop by for Foodie Friday later this week! :] Sneak preview below!
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(Linking this up withΒ Running on Happy,Β The Fit Foodie Mama,Β Confessions of a Mother Runner & A Whisk and Two WandsΒ for Meatless Monday! :] )


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  1. Danielle Greco

    This looks delicious !! I love fruit ☺️. The idea of cashews in there sounds yummy too . Great pics !
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Danielle! I happened to have a giant container in my car, so I figured I’d let it contribute to the cause! πŸ˜›

  2. Angela @ happy fit mama

    I am completely a morning person! And also a smoothie bowl lover. YUM! I’ll take one of each recipe please.

    1. Farrah

      haha, this will be perfect for you on all fronts then! :D!

  3. Kathryn @ Dancing to Running

    This looks and sounds absolutely delicious! I always say that the prettier a dish looks, the more delicious it usually is. And since this dish is so colorful and pretty, I can only imagine how great it tastes.
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    1. Farrah

      I usually don’t put any effort into making my food look pretty unless it’s for my blog, hehehe. I’m definitely with you there though–the presentation does add to the taste! πŸ˜› Thanks so much! <3

  4. jennifer

    A rainbow of yuminess!

    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Jennifer! :D!

  5. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Now those are my kind of breakfast!!! Yummy! I love ALL the fruit you put on them.
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, thanks, Julie! :] I adore fruit, so we had to throw in all the ones we had! <3

  6. Rachel

    This looks delicious! And so beautiful!! Thanks for linking up, lovely!

    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Rachel (and thanks for hosting <3)! πŸ˜€

  7. Annmarie

    Those bowls are absolutely gorgeous and they look yummy too! <3
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Annmarie! Gotta love smoothie bowls! :]!

  8. Alex

    These look great and very yummy! While I still would not make them during my work week (because I literally wake up, brush my teeth, wash my face, make my coffee, and get out the door in about 15 minutes to avoid the hellish Atlanta traffic as much as possible), they would be excellent on the weekends when i *DO* eat breakfast at the house. Smoothie Bowls are a great concept!
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    1. Farrah

      I feel ya. I wake up 15 minutes before I have to leave the house too because I value sleep over pretty much anything else in the mornings. ._. I haven’t had to deal with traffic in the past couple years since I was living in the middle o’ nowhere, but since being back home, oh em gee the traffic. o_o It is rather insane. This was indeed a great weekend breakfast! :D!

  9. Jess

    I absolutely love this, what a fun idea! Totally pinning πŸ™‚ Have a great day xo
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Jess! πŸ˜€ Hope you have an awesome day as well!

  10. Lauren Allen

    These look amazing! Love the idea of adding cashews πŸ™‚

    1. Farrah

      Thanks! They add a nice crunch to it! πŸ˜€

  11. Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    So beautiful- I can just taste the rainbow!! You definitely “went to town” on the toppings and I absolutely LOVE it!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much! πŸ˜€ These are one of those types of recipes where “all the toppings” is especially applicable! πŸ˜›

  12. Skye

    These just look so cheerful!

    1. Farrah

      They definitely made us happy! :D!

  13. Kimberly

    Oh my goodness … I so wish I had started my morning with one of your banana berry smoothie bowls. They look and sound delicious … and so full of energy!
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    1. Farrah

      Aww, thanks so much, Kimberly! :]! I loved how colorful they were! πŸ˜€

  14. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    Those all look gorgeous and yummy! I have not tried using avocado in mine before. Thanks for linking up with us for Meatless Monday
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much! πŸ˜€ The green smoothie bowl was definitely super tasty (alright, all of them were, but that one was very different from the others)–more spinach makes it a brighter green!

  15. Jordan

    These look so good! Definitely going to give this recipe a try. I love it when food can be delicious AND nutritious.

    1. Farrah

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy it! :]

  16. Sarah

    As a lover of smoothie bowls I love this, they look beautiful and I bet they taste as good as they look! Thank you for linking up for Meatless Monday and sharing your delicious creations!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Sarah! πŸ˜€ (+ thank you for hosting Meatless Monday!!)

  17. melissa

    oh my goodness- these look so good. I LOVE smoothie bowls and these all loo amazing. Can you deliver? πŸ™‚

    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Melissa! I wish, haha. They’d be all melt-y by the time they got to you though! :[ Teleportation would be such an awesome ability! *-*

  18. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Nice and packed with the goods!! I approve of the crunchy cashews πŸ˜‰
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    1. Farrah

      hehe, thanks, Rebecca! Yay for healthy proteins/fats!

  19. runawaybridalplanner

    OMG these look AMAZING!
    I have seriously been craving fruit lately.
    Your another blogger who can take amazing pictures of food, I do not have that talent!

    1. Farrah

      Aww, thanks so much, Kristy! This would be an awesome cure for a fruit craving! πŸ˜›

      I got to use my friend’s DSLR for most of these photos, so ahhhhh. I got spoiled. I want to get one someday! *-* (And have my own place so I can set up my own food photography spot instead of going to my front porch with plates of food to take photos of em’, ahaha.)

  20. Corina

    What a lovely healthy breakfast! I love the sound of the green smoothie base.
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    1. Farrah

      I loved em’ all, but that green one was extra special! (I may be biased because I adore avocado, haha). <3

  21. Rachel @ Delicious Balance

    I’ve never had a smoothie bowl! I need to get on that stat…these look like the perfect bases to start with!

    1. Farrah

      :O! I hope you get to try/make one soon! They are amazing! (And smoothie bases don’t get much simpler than this one! πŸ˜› )

  22. Wendy @ Wholistic Woman

    Wow, great pics and that looks like a delicious breakfast!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Wendy! I love getting to start my day with em’!

  23. Jess @hellotofit

    Love that you added avocado to the green smoothie bowl! So fresh and fruity.
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    1. Farrah

      It was so tasty! :D!

  24. Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    Color – check. Flavor – check. Full tummy – check! Love it!

    1. Farrah

      hehe, thanks so much, Nicole! :]!

  25. Jenn - a traveling Wife

    I love the amount of toppings on each bowl! Perfection.
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    1. Farrah

      The toppings make em’ glorious! πŸ˜›

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