I will drink smoothies all year round, but this smoothie bowl is extra refreshing during the warm summer months here in New England.
It takes about 5 minutes to make and can be eaten for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. I believe having go-to recipes that work for different meals is a huge component of setting us and our families up for success in making nutritious choices.
While this recipe could also be a traditional smoothie, why not mix it up a bit and eat it with a spoon? Plus, making it thicker allows you to add fun toppings. Research shows we are more apt to find our food satisfying when it is also visually appealing. An important note though for those of you with weight loss goals, adding a lot of toppings can make this smoothie bowl pretty calorie-dense. To keep it lighter, you will want to stick with just some additional fruit.
Below are the ingredients you need for the base as well as some topping ideas and swaps you can use to customize this delicious recipe even further.
2 Tablespoons peanut butter
1 cup almond milk
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 small frozen banana
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
Pinch of cinnamon
Sliced strawberries, bananas, or blueberries
Mini chocolate chips
Drizzle of nut butter (melt about 1 TBSP)
Use almond butter in place of peanut butter
Use regular milk, oat milk, or coconut milk
Omit the maple syrup to reduce sugar