I’m a basic beech and I cannot lie.
I’ll be the first to admit I follow trends very quickly (I will admit I was one of the first users of Vsco Cam, thank you very much), and this smoothie is no exception. Why- it screams Instagram-able! The current trend on most people’s grams is smoothie bowls, but I can see why. Unless you only put spinach and ice in it, the colors from the bowls grab your eyes, and when you load it with toppings- oh don’t even get me started.
I think I know a smoothie recipe is good when I’m willing to trade in some good oatmeal for it. That’s how this bowl is to me; I wouldn’t say I take it over oatmeal, but it makes me reconsider breakfast ideas 😉 Smoothie bowls gotta be thick for me though, as I am not about the uber liquidy life. I have to struggle string it because it’s so thick- yeah, I got high standards.
The smoothies also need to fill me up, which is why 99.999% of the time I use a protein powder in my smoothies. I am someone who doesn’t snack often expect for an after school snack and night snack, so I need a filling meal to fill me up. The fiber from the fruits also give me energy, and this bowl is a nice balance of flavors.
Ever since I got my vita-mix for Christmas, I feel like my smoothies have gone to another level. If you’re contemplating the upgrade- DO IT. I didn’t think that it would make much of a difference, but I was soooooo wrong. First of all, the amount of smoothie I get for the same amount of ingredients has seemed to double, which means more food, and you know I ain’t complaining about more food. Second of all, all my smoothies are uber thick, and as previously mentioned, that is a win in my book! Let’s begin 😉
INGREDIENTS (Serves one):
1 1/2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1 scoop protein powder (I used Vega Protein)
2 cups ice
1/2 cup almond milk
Toppings of choice- I used San Franola Granola, cacao nibs, coconut, strawberries, hemp hearts, and goji berries, but it’s up to you!
1.) In your blender, combine all your ingredients and blend well. You may have to stop your blender once or twice to scrap down the sides to make sure everything mixes, but that’s okay.
2.) Once blended, transfer to a bowl and stick in the freezer for twenty minutes.
3.) During that twenty minutes, clean your kitchen and prep your toppings. Once passed, remove from the freezer, add your toppings, and enjoy!
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