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July 4th Red, White and Blue Smoothie Bowl

Jul 01, 2016
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Alison Lewis

Smoothie bowls remain a popular breakfast trend. Just look on Pinterest and you’ll see plenty of recipes with beautiful, creative photos. Smoothie bowls - thick smoothies that you eat with a spoon - offer the convenience, flavor and texture of a smoothie, but even more nutrition thanks to the additional toppings. My smoothie bowls are particularly healthy because the recipes contain all-natural ingredients, most of which are in their raw form.

This particular recipe contains frozen strawberries, but fresh may be used (if you use fresh strawberries, be sure to add at least ½ cup ice). But don’t feel bad using frozen fruits—they’re just as healthy as fresh because they are picked at their peak and flash frozen so all nutrients remain. If you have an abundance of fresh fruit this summer, freeze in a large Ziploc® Brand Freezer Bag. This is a great way to keep fruit from going bad and to enjoy your summer fruits year-round.

Many smoothie bowls, such as this recipe, contain ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties, such as berries, and are loaded with vitamin C, which may help boost the immune system. These are very fun to prepare for the Fourth of July and a great way to beat the summertime heat. Feel free to use any of your favorite toppings such as nuts, granola, flaxseeds, dried fruit, etc. 

strawberry banana blueberry smoothie in white bowl

Red White and Blue Smoothie Bowl

Prep: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup skim milk, or milk of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 ½ cups frozen strawberries
  • Ice (optional)
  • Blueberries, strawberries, shredded coconut, raspberries (optional)


Directions


In blender combine milk, honey, banana and strawberries. Secure lid and blend (from low to high if using a variable speed blender) until smooth. If a thicker consistency is desired, add ice, one cube at a time, and blend until smooth.

Pour into a bowl and top with blueberries, strawberries, coconut and raspberries, if desired.

What toppings would you add to this bowl?

Photo courtesy of Alison Lewis.


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