Everything I eat lately seems to be in a bowl. I’m definitely not complaining though..things just seem to taste better that way. Smoothie bowls are much more fun that smoothies for me because you get to put all of those pretty toppings on top (you guys know I love my toppings). This recipe is so easy, but it’s my absolute FAVORITE smoothie recipe that I have made. I’m definitely a tropical smoothie girl; bring on the pina coladas!
At first I thought I would hate trying to have less dairy in my diet, but coconut milk has been working great for me. I honestly don’t even notice a difference anymore, and in things like smoothies, it adds that nice coconut flavor that I love (coconut obsessed). I definitely recommend replacing regular milk with coconut if you are trying to go dairy-free. Almond and soy just don’t work for me.
I’m currently writing this blog post from my beautiful hotel room at the Grove Park Inn (I compete at a dance competition here tomorrow!) and it’s a tad chilly outside, but I could definitely go for one of these bowls right now. Cold weather doesn’t scare me away from smoothies. I have actually craved more ice cream and smoothies this Winter than I do during the Summer which is super weird but I’ll roll with it….especially if it means eating yummy things like this all the time.
Something I recommend if you’re going to be eating a smoothie bowl for a meal is to add a meat/protein. My Mom and I split this bowl and added a few pieces of turkey bacon on the side which was the perfect combo. It’s easy to intake too much sugar with bowls like this if you don’t split it up.
Ingredients I used to make this recipe extra-delish:
- 1 organic banana, frozen
- 1 C. organic mango, frozen
- 1 C. organic pineapple, frozen
- ⅓ C. organic coconut milk
- Stevia (to taste)
- shredded coconut, granola, and fresh fruit for topping
- Combine all ingredients (except for toppings) in a blender, and blend until creamy.
- Add a little Stevia if it's not sweet enough for you, and then top with whatever toppings you want! I used a little granola, shredded coconut, mango, and kiwi!
If you get a chance to try this delicious recipe, make sure to tag me on Instagram @adancersplate and #embraceyourplate so that I can see your fabulous creations!