The heat wave has returned to Portland, so I think it’s safe to say summer has begun! I won’t put away my puffy jacket or flannel just yet (because let’s be honest, I miiiight just be getting ahead of myself), but I will relish in the fact that I can leave the windows open all day, turn on the fans, and enjoy some tasty no cook meals such as this Strawberries and Cream Smoothie Bowl!
So I admit, I’m super late to the smoothie bowl party. But I’m not a huge smoothie person because I’d rather eat my food. I love that this smoothie can be enjoyed with a spoon and feels like a sit-down meal rather than a hasty on-the-go drink! While I love a good milkshake, juice, or post-workout shake, I tend to opt for warm cooked foods whenever possible. Maybe it’s the heat wave or the fact that the summer fruits are coming into season, but I felt super inspired this week to whip up a tasty smoothie bowl for you guys.
I opted to top mine with fresh strawberries, slivered almonds, unsweetened shredded coconut, and chia seeds, but get as creative as you want here. Note that the recipe doesn’t call for much added sugar (1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup) because the fruits are so sugary, but you can adjust as needed. If you’re making this a post-workout meal consider adding protein powder (my favorite is Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides which I talk about all the time here because it is unflavored and blends well into anything).
What are your go-to smoothie bowl toppings? Let us know in the comments below!
- 1 banana
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, washed and stems removed
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 1 tbsp sunflower seed butter (or nut butter of choice)
- 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- Desired toppings (unsweetened shredded coconut, fresh fruit, chia seeds, slivered almonds or walnuts)
- Blend everything together (except toppings) on high for 30 seconds until smooth.
- Pour smoothie into a bowl.
- Add desired toppings. Enjoy!
- Add 1-2 scoops of desired protein powder for the perfect post-workout meal.
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