Simple Smoothie Bowl

Simple Smoothie Bowl

The reason I refer to this as a “Simple” smoothie bowl is that these dishes can get quite creative! You can enhance the colour with beet juice. You can come up with the most intense assortment of fruit and veggies. You are basically creating beautiful art in a bowl!

But this is not what I’m after today. Today I simply want to introduce you to the concept of smoothie bowls, or remind you about it, in case you haven’t made it in a while. I believe that simplicity is key to making more healthy meals. If you make it too complicated – you may not eagerly make the dish again.

Let’s keep it simple today. I’m making it with the ingredients I already have on hand – frozen fruit, some fresh fruit and chia seeds. I will provide a bunch of suggestions for different variations.

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Yields2 Servings

 ½ cup milk, plus more as needed
  cup cooked oatmeal, cooled
 1 large fresh or frozen banana
 ½ avocado, optional
 2 cups frozen strawberries
 Select a few of these garnishes to top your smoothie bowl with: chia seeds, hemp hearts, pumpkin seends, nuts, granola, avocado, fresh mint and almost any fruit imaginable!

1

Blend cooked oatmeal (any amount would add some creaminess) with liquid of choice (milk, nut milk, water, juice, Greek yogurt, etc.) until very smooth. You can of course omit the oatmeal but it adds luscious smoothness to the dish.

2

Add and blend some avocado (it adds the creaminess, but leave it out, if desired.) Add bananas and frozen strawberries and process the smoothie really well adding more liquid as required. The goal is to add as little liquid as possible to make the smoothie very thick.

3

Pour in a bowl and garnish with the toppings of choice in a decorative manner. Serve right away.

NOTE:
4

Change it up! Add kale or spinach to the smoothie. Experiment with different frozen fruit as well as different garnishes.

Ingredients

 ½ cup milk, plus more as needed
  cup cooked oatmeal, cooled
 1 large fresh or frozen banana
 ½ avocado, optional
 2 cups frozen strawberries
 Select a few of these garnishes to top your smoothie bowl with: chia seeds, hemp hearts, pumpkin seends, nuts, granola, avocado, fresh mint and almost any fruit imaginable!

Directions

1

Blend cooked oatmeal (any amount would add some creaminess) with liquid of choice (milk, nut milk, water, juice, Greek yogurt, etc.) until very smooth. You can of course omit the oatmeal but it adds luscious smoothness to the dish.

2

Add and blend some avocado (it adds the creaminess, but leave it out, if desired.) Add bananas and frozen strawberries and process the smoothie really well adding more liquid as required. The goal is to add as little liquid as possible to make the smoothie very thick.

3

Pour in a bowl and garnish with the toppings of choice in a decorative manner. Serve right away.

NOTE:
4

Change it up! Add kale or spinach to the smoothie. Experiment with different frozen fruit as well as different garnishes.

Smoothie Bowl

Happens to be Vegetarian.

Make it Vegan or Dairy-Free: use appropriate milk choice (such as almond milk) or juice.

Make it Gluten-Free: ensure your oats are processed in Gluten-free facility and not cross-contaminated, or omit entirely.

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