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Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowls

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Kick off your morning with a healthy, refreshing, filling smoothie bowl! These strawberry-banana bowls are loaded with plant-based nutrition. Top with your favorite crunchy almonds, granola, or fresh fruit.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowls – LOVE these bowls. I load up almonds, fresh berries, and bananas on top and I'm full for hours!

I may have a problem. I literally woke up from a having dream about smoothies one day last week.

I’ve noticed a trend over the past couple of years. When January rolls around, I start craving smoothies all the time. Whether they’re green smoothies or purple smoothies or coffee smoothies or bowl smoothies, it matters not. It’s like someone flips a smoothie switch in my brain and I don’t want to ever turn it off.

Once I realized that this phenomenon was an annual pattern, I learned to roll with it and see how long it lasts. At the beginning of January, I stock up on the following to make smoothie creation a breeze:

– Fresh and frozen fruits. Bananas, mango, strawberries, blueberries, oranges, apples, kiwis, limes, lemons.
– Fresh greens like kale, spinach, and chard.
– Fun toppings like coconut flakes, hemp hearts, chia seeds, almonds, and granola.
– SoDelicious coconutmilk! I’ve tried plenty of other non-dairy milk options, as well as plain old coconut water. But I love the creamy, rich texture that coconutmilk adds to smoothies. And as for why I choose coconut milk? Among a whole list of other benefits, it contains more calcium, magnesium, and good fats than cow’s milk. And it doesn’t give me that lethargic feeling/tummy ache/congested feeling that comes along with cow’s milk. 🙌

BONUS – I get everything I need, from the fresh produce to coconutmilk to the specialty items like chia seeds, from Kroger! All in one place, all in one stop. BOOM.

Every smoothie turns out a little bit different, but any combination of the above ingredients is bound to be good for you. It’s such an easy way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet which means you’re probably making good on those New Year’s resolutions, right?

What I’ve found is that if I keep a good amount of smoothie ingredients on hand and at eye-level in the fridge, I’m more likely to start my day off on a healthy note. I’m full and energized for hours, and I feel so good about already packing in a full glass of plant-based goodness before lunchtime. I also hate seeing fresh foods go to waste, so I make sure to burn through everything by the end of the week.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowls – LOVE these bowls. I load up almonds, fresh berries, and bananas on top and I'm full for hours!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowls – LOVE these bowls. I load up almonds, fresh berries, and bananas on top and I'm full for hours!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowls – LOVE these bowls. I load up almonds, fresh berries, and bananas on top and I'm full for hours!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowls – LOVE these bowls. I load up almonds, fresh berries, and bananas on top and I'm full for hours!

Most days, I pour my smoothie into a big mason jar and sit down at the computer to start working. But when I feel like having a slow, relaxed morning, it’s fun to mix things up with a smoothie bowl instead. I can load up on the toppings and enjoy it one bite at a time.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of WhiteWave Foods. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Single Serve Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

This smoothie bowl recipe combines strawberries, banana, and spinach for a healthy morning boost. Add the toppings of your choice for a filling breakfast!

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 32 oz.
  • Category: Breakfast

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach (kale or chard will work, too)
  • 1 fresh banana
  • 3 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 fresh orange
  • 1 cup SoDelicious coconut milk (regular, from carton)

For garnish

  • Fresh berries
  • Orange slices
  • Banana
  • Granola
  • Chopped almonds
  • Coconut flakes
  • Hemp hearts
  • Chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Blend ingredients together until smooth. All chunks should be blended.
  2. Pour into bowls and garnish with toppings of your choice.
  3. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 93
  • Sugar: 11.6 g
  • Sodium: 39.5 mg
  • Fat: 0.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.6 g
  • Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowls – LOVE these bowls. I load up almonds, fresh berries, and bananas on top and I'm full for hours!

2 Comments
  • Erin
    April 21, 2017

    I’m sorry if this comes off as rude, but I don’t think that there is any way that the entire recipe is only 93 calories, especially when the “Serving” and “Serving size” fields imply that it makes a single 32-oz smoothie. The smoothies I’ve been making this week make use of 1 cup of strawberries, Greek yogurt, flax milk, and orange juice, and that is 180+ calories. Your recipe uses a full three cups of strawberries and a full cup of full-fat coconut milk. I calculated this, when made with unsweetened flax milk, changing nothing else, and it’s 320+ calories. There are even more with full-fat coconut milk.

    I mean, it looks delicious, but I’m not sure how you’re calculating the calories in this bowl.

  • brita
    January 28, 2017

    I find myself REALLY craving smoothies at certain times too! This one looks delicious!

    • thefitchen
      February 2, 2017

      YES! As long as the craving lasts, I give myself wholeheartedly to it lol. :)

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