My First Ever Smoothie Bowl

Sunday, January 18, 2015

First post of 2015!!! How was your new years?
Around here it's midterm time at my school, so I've been doing a lot of studying, cramming, and staying up way too late.
My exams are almost over (Tuesday they end) but it feels like they have been going on forever.
Hopefully when they're done, I can spend more time on here and in the kitchen.

So, I just recently learned that smoothie bowls were a thing. One time my friend Jessie first told my other friend and I that she loved eating smoothies out of a bowl with a spoon. I remember thinking that was the weirdest thing ever, but then I started seeing smoothie bowls all over the internet. My favorite part of the smoothie bowl are the toppings because if you're good at arranging them, smoothie bowls can look like a work of art.

Lee Tilghman is my favorite person to go to for smoothie bowls, I think she makes the prettiest bowls that are on her instagram (I actually adapted the recipe from her).

One things to remember is that consistency is key with these bowls. If your base is too thin, your toppings will be heading right to the bottom.

Makes 1 bowl
To make the base:
1/2 of a banana
Handful of frozen strawberries
1/4 cup almond milk 
1 tsp organic cinnamon
Blend until smooth. Make sure it is thick & creamy.
1/2 sliced fresh banana
Handful of dried, reduced sugar cranberries
1 tbsp chia seeds (soaked in almond milk over night)
Handful of slivered almonds
1/4 cups of granola (any kind!)

I'm really happy with how these pictures came out:) I got a pastry marble for Christmas and I can stop taking pictures with it, so expect it to be in the background for many future posts

P.S. I added a cool little gif I made with some of my favorite cookbooks, it's on my "about me" page!

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