Smoothie Bowls

We’ve all heard it:

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”

It’s also the meal most of us skip the most, and I’m no different. I’ve always struggled with eating breakfast. I don’t like milk, I don’t like the texture of yogurt or breakfast shakes, and if I take the time to actually eat breakfast, it’s usually something sweet… or bacon. I want to be someone who starts their day with a healthy breakfast, but I really struggle finding something delicious, full of texture, and exciting enough to make me actually want to take the time to eat in the morning.

Then I discovered something amazing: smoothie bowls. While I’ve made countless smoothies in the past, I almost never finish them because I get bored with the lack of texture. But smoothie bowls have endless possibilities. All you do is fill a bowl with your favorite smoothie combination and then top it with anything you can imagine. Popular additions are fruit, nuts, granola, and chia seeds.

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Blackberry and peach smoothie topped with mango, kiwi, banana, chia, nuts, berries, and shaved coconut

In the summer I actually enjoy pureeing frozen fruit to create an ‘ice cream’ instead of a smoothie. You can even surprise your kids with “ice cream for breakfast!”

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Pureed frozen mango topped with grapes, blackberries, dragon fruit, strawberries, oranges, and kiwi

 

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Papaya bowl filled with yogurt, pureed frozen strawberries and mango, topped with shaved coconut and kiwi

Share your favorite smoothie flavor combinations in the comments below and let’s inspire each other to take a little extra time for ourselves in the morning!


 

Michele is a wife and a mother of three girls (7, 4, &1). She is originally from Sioux City, IA but has lived with her husband in North Liberty for almost 9 years. She works from home as an in-home childcare provider as well as a mompreneur making specialty desserts as well as children’s accessories and apparel. She spends her days creating all types of artwork and food while constantly learning new skills. She began her blog vanillabeansanddaydreams.blogspot.com this year as a way to document her journey to rediscover her passion for art.

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