A Cherry Banana Smoothie Bowl is a satisfying snack and a fun new way to eat a smoothie!
I’ve really been on a smoothie bowl kick lately.
At first, smoothie bowls looked really silly to me. Honestly. It’s a drink, people!
But then…yup, I jumped on board.
Smoothie bowls are awesome because you’re making an extra thick smoothie; so thick that you can add toppings and they don’t sink! Brilliant.
Traditionally smoothie bowls are made with acai berries, but because not everyone has them in their freezers, I’m making mine with cherries! [They’re everywhere right now and on sale too, so go grab a bag, or five.]
Another benefit of smoothie bowls, I think, is that they last longer than a smoothie. I can suck a smoothie down in a manner of seconds, but because you’re eating a smoothie bowl with a spoon, you’re forced to slow down. You get a mix of fruity, smooth puree, and a bit of crunchy toppings too.
I like to add toppings that span the texture gamut and add lots of nutrition too. Hemp seeds, granola, more fruit, coconut, bee pollen, nuts, seeds, a drizzle of local honey and protein powder “frosting” are all great choices!
- ½ - ¾ cup pitted cherries
- 1 banana, frozen in chunks
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1-2 cups spinach or kale (optional)
- Toppings: granola cereal, hemp hearts, unsweetened coconut, banana slices, cherries
- Blend smoothie ingredients together then pour into a bowl.
- Top with toppings (all of them or some of them, or whatever sounds good to you!)
- Add a scoop of your favorite non-dairy protein powder for a boost of protein (I use Vega)