2 Summer Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie bowls are my ABSOLUTE favourite breakfast! They’re so refreshing, and make me feel like I’m having a treat on vacation somewhere. You can pack a bunch of veggies in there without even noticing, and the topping combos are endless. ENDLESS!

It took me a while to get the perfect smoothie bowl thickness, but I think I’ve finally cracked the code. You want to have the ingredients as cold as possible, and limit the amount of watery fruits that you put in your smoothie. The base of all of my smoothies is a frozen banana, because that’s what makes them thick and creamy. If you don’t like banana you can try using mango, because I’ve found it has a similar effect. The ingredients might take a little while to come together in the blender, but eventually they’ll form a mixture that’s almost like soft serve in texture. Using a tamper is critical here, because you can continually push the ingredients towards the blender blades.

In this post, I’ve included two different recipes for summer smoothie bowls, because I couldn’t decide which one to pick! One has banana, berries, and spinach, and the other has banana, spinach, kale, and watermelon. Yum! My watermelon didn’t get completely frozen, and so the result was a slightly more watery smoothie bowl. Make sure that you leave it in the freezer at least overnight! These recipes are definitely some of my favourites though, because they TASTE LIKE SUMMER and allow you to get some greens in!

Lets talk toppings. Really anything goes when you’re topping your smoothie bowl, but some ideas are more fruit, granola, dates, nut, seeds, and nut butters. I like a few different toppings on my bowl because it keeps things interesting. Some granola recipes that go GREAT on smoothie bowls are my Nutty Granola and Chocolate Coconut Granola. I’ve also been known to top my bowls with a Seedy Energy Square or two….. it’s so good!

I hope that these recipes get you hooked on smoothie bowls!

Berry and Spinach Smoothie Bowl

Serves: 1

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Bowl:

  • 1 frozen banana (sliced)
  • 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 3/4 cup spinach (not packed)
  • 2 tbsp water

For the Toppings:

Directions:

  1. Add all of the smoothie ingredients to a powerful blender and blend on low, using the tamper to push the ingredients down.
  2. Once the ingredients are starting to come together, turn the speed to medium and continue using the tamper. It may seem like you need to add more water, but continue until a thick, soft-serve like mixture forms. This can take a few minutes.
  3. Scoop the smoothie into a bowl and top with the strawberries, granola, and peanut butter.
  4. Enjoy!

Greens and Watermelon Smoothie Bowl

Serves: 1

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Bowl:

  • 1 frozen banana (sliced)
  • 3/4 cup frozen water melon chunks
  • 1/2 cup kale leaves (loosely packed)
  • 1/2 cup spinach (loosely packed)
  • 1 tbsp water

For the Toppings:

Directions:

  1. Add all of the smoothie ingredients to a powerful blender and blend on low, using the tamper to push the ingredients down.
  2. Once the ingredients are starting to come together, turn the speed to medium and continue using the tamper. It may seem like you need to add more water, but continue until a thick, soft-serve like mixture forms. This can take a few minutes.
  3. Scoop the smoothie into a bowl and top with the chopped dates, granola, and peanut butter.
  4. Enjoy!

I know I’ll be enjoying these bowls all summer long! Thanks for reading and I’ll see you Wednesday:))

Yours Truly,

Olivia

Berry Banana Smoothie Pops

Hi guys! Since we all could use a little ray of sunshine right about now, I made these delicious Berry Banana Smoothie Pops that will transport you to a sunny beach😎😎 They’re delicious, refreshing and healthy, plus you only need four ingredients to make em! If you have a lot of frozen berries on hand, this is a great way to use them up. I’ve been loving frozen berries lately because you can incorporate them into so many things, and they’re delicious just warmed up and served with granola. I also used spinach and avocado in these pops, which add nutrients but aren’t detectable! What are you waiting for? Go make yourself some!

Berry Banana Smoothie Pops

Serves: Makes 7-8 pops

Total Time: 10 minutes to fill moulds, then freeze overnight

Ingredients:

  • 1 small ripe banana
  • About 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen mixed berries
  • 1 packed cup of spinach
  • 1/2 a ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

  1. Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender. The smoothie should be pretty thick.
  2. Spoon the smoothie into popsicle moulds, making sure not to over fill them. Stick in the popsicle sticks and place in the freezer overnight to freeze.
  3. Run some warm water over the moulds to loosen up the popsicles before removing them from the moulds.
  4. Enjoy!

Hope you enjoy this recipe!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Winter Smoothie

Hello guys;) Although you can get pretty much any fruit in the winter time, today I decided to make a smoothie that features some seasonal winter fruits and veggies. It includes banana, carrots, frozen berries, cinnamon and mandarin oranges to make a delicious holiday-inspired drink. Hope you enjoy!

Winter Smoothie

Serves: 1

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries (I used Saskatoon berries, since I still have a bajillion of them in the freezer from the summertime)
  • 1 small carrot, chopped
  • 1 mandarin orange
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth;)

Have a great week!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl

Hello! In my world, there are two types of breakfasts; breakfasts that I make on weekdays, and breakfasts that I make on weekends. Weekday breakfasts normally consist of greek yogurt with banana and peanut butter, but on weekends I like to shake it up a bit, since I have more time. This Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl is sweet and refreshing, and adding spinach gives you a boost of vitamins to start your day. The recipe says that it makes one to two servings, but I don’t think that you’ll want to share after tasting it. I love smoothie bowls because the toppings are totally customizable, so go crazy! I hope this recipe starts your weekends off right!

Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl

Makes: 1-2 servings

Total Time: 5-10 minutes

 

Ingredients:

For the Smoothie:

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup packed spinach
  • 2 bananas, chopped and frozen

Topping Suggestions:

Directions:

  1. Blend all Smoothie ingredients in a good blender. You may need to add a splash of water or almond milk if your frozen ingredients aren’t blending.
  2. Pour into a bowl and serve with toppings of your choice!

Enjoy these delicious smoothie bowls!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)

🍀Shamrock Smoothie🍀

Happy St.Patrick’s Day! For those of you who don’t want a Shamrock Shake, I’ve come up with the recipe for a delicious Shamrock Smoothie;)It’s super simple and full of vitamins. Hope you enjoy!

 

Shamrock Smoothie

Serves: 1

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 ripe kiwi
  • 1/2 tsp matcha powder
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk, water or almond milk (add more or less if you want your smoothie thicker or thinner)

Directions:

  1. Toss all of the ingredients into the blender, putting the softer ingredients on the bottom (banana and kiwi) and the harder ingredients at the top (spinach). Add the water or almond milk in at the end.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!

Have a great week everyone;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked🍀🍀🍀