if you haven’t heard

If you haven’t already put your smoothie in a bowl and eaten it with a spoon then you are really missing out. I think similar to avocado toast some foods are just super trendy. Not that it really matters ( because I’ll continue to have a love affair with avocado toast whether it’s cool or not)  but it does make it so that it’s constantly in your face on social media and makes you really want to try it.

I’ve never been able to eat right when I wake up. Probably why I love brunch so much. So with these bowls, I prep my smoothie ingredients while I get the kids fed and ready for the day, and pop them in the freezer. The fruit, not the kids. Though some days I might actually end up putting them in the freezer just for some peace and quiet.

By the time the house is calmed down and everyone else has been tended to, I can mix up my smoothie and make a fresh cup of coffee and eat without interruption. Ha. Yeah freakin right. But a girl can dream. This is my favorite mix up so far.

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In a jar that I put in the freezer for about an hour was:

a handful of grapes

a few sliced strawberries

1/2 banana sliced

1/4 of a mango, diced

I blended all that with some diluted orange juice, a heaping spoonful of plain Greek yogurt, 1/4 of a green apple diced up, and packed the rest full of fresh spinach. Then topped it with granola, unsweetened coconut flakes, banana, mango and strawberries.

I made it longer than I anticipated before I was found out and the rest was gobbled by a girl still in cow print footed pajamas.

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You can easily search on Pinterest for smoothie bowl recipes but here’s an easy link to get you started.

And if you aren’t already following Minimalist Baker you should be. Whether it’s here or here.  She has some fantastic smoothie bowl recipes and just about anything she makes looks so delicious. I’ve tried a few of her recipes out now and have yet to be disappointed. Falafels anyone?!?!?

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