Very Berry Smoothie Bowl

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | August 8th, 2019 | Breakfast Dishes, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Vegetarian
Basically it’s a bowl of fruit pretending to be ice cream

Very Berry Smoothie Bowl

Basically it’s a bowl of fruit pretending to be ice cream
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: fruit, smoothie bowl, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 diced banana frozen
  • 3/4 cup frozen berries
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Cereal or granola if desired

Instructions

  • Remove diced, frozen banana from freezer.
  • Either set on counter for 30 minutes to soften slightly or place in microwave for 20 seconds.
  • Place banana, berries, and a couple tablespoons of almond milk in food processor.
  • Blend on high, adding sugar through the feed tube.
  • Pour additional tablespoons of almond milk via the feed tube until the mixture has a smooth consistency.
  • Transfer to serving bowl.
  • Serve with granola or other crushed cereal to add texture, if desired.

Notes

The longest part of this breakfast may be cleaning the food processor after you’re done.

We are always told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To be honest, I’m not sure if that’s 100% true because I’m a big believer in all three meals. Although I don’t have to eat at set times for each meal, I almost always need all three, unless the prior meal was big. If it’s a regular weekday breakfast, then I need lunch. If lunch is a regular sized meal, then I need dinner. It’s simple in my mind.

However, one thing that may be different in my world is that breakfast doesn’t start my day. A typical weekday morning goes something like this:

  • Wake up and go online, cleaning up whatever happened while I was sleeping. Complete a small task or two.
  • Get dressed and go to the gym for an hour-plus workout.
  • Shower, dress, go home.
  • Eat breakfast

I know plenty of people that need to eat before working out. In fact, I think the majority of people I know who workout in the morning always eat first. I used to be like that, but this system I’ve had for about a decade now works well for me. I am home by 8:30 and DEFINITELY ready to eat.

What I want then is a meal that is healthy, quick to make, and not heavy in calories. I’ve gone through spells of making smoothies; I’ve even written about a few of them. However, I always feel unsatisfied after finishing one. While it has the same ingredients as the recipe above, there’s no chewing involved. Mentally, that confuses my appetite.

Flash forward to a few months ago when I actually thought about creating a thicker smoothie. (Hint, hint, me- like you see at all the trendy cafes, duh) In order to get this consistency without a lot of headache, having a food processor is vital. I don’t think a blender would work; I’m guessing you’d have to thin it more.

The best thing about this new breakfast dish is that it’s almost 100% fruit. I go very light on the cereal topping, just enough to add crunch. I use whatever I have on hand- flakes or squares of some variation. The worst thing about this dish is that I usually feel chilly after eating it. Of course, I follow the meal with a piping hot cup of coffee, so the problem is rectified quickly.

Yay for breakfast, my first important meal of the day!

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