Smoothie bowl recipe. Too yummy to be healthy?

It’s the time of year when I want a sweet cold treat.  I found one that’s healthy too! How cool is that?

Smoothies always sound so delicious but I really don’t like to drink my calories.

I prefer the hand to mouth experience of eating.

So I went on a search for a smoothie recipe that I could have in a bowl and eat with my spoon.

 Someone else was thinking the same thing and I found lots of recipes for a smoothie bowl.

I adapted a couple and came up with my own based on the fruit I had available.

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Banana and Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

1 medium frozen banana

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1/2 cup of milk or milk alternative

Garnishes

4 sliced strawberries

2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut

2 tablespoons sliced almonds

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I think I have found another use for those bananas that get over ripe before I use them.  Now I will freeze them for a smoothie bowl instead of banana muffins.

Cut the banana into slices and add the pineapple to a food processor. I have a mini processor and it works really well for this smaller recipe.

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Add milk or milk alternative.

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Then pulse until frozen fruit begins to break down.  Stop occassionally and stir to rearrage large chunks.

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Continue to pulse until all the fruit has broken down and the smoothie has the consistency of ice cream!

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Then place the smoothie in a bowl.   I was excited to see that the smoothie filled a regular cereal bowl!

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I could hardly believe that a banana, some pineapple and only a half a cup of milk could fill this bowl with such creamy goodness.  The banana really helps the texture be similar to ice cream.

Then I added some garnishes:  strawberries, flaked coconut and slivered almonds to add more nutrition.  The garnishes also make the smoothie bowl look really appealing.

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I like to eat my smoothie bowl right away.  In fact I ate this one as I wrote up this blog post!  It was filling, nutritious and delicious.  It tasted too good to be healthy!

Here’s a link to check out: smoothie bowl recipes. You may be more adventurous than me and  try a green smoothie bowl.  If you try one let me know how it turned out!

TODAY’S little STEP:  Try a smoothie bowl recipe.  It satisfies the sweet treat craving and gives your body healthy nutrients!

Remember every little step makes a difference!

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