About five months ago I tried a smoothie bowl from Jamba Juice for the first time. To me it was happiness in a bowl. I mean it is just the perfect option if you want a filling breakfast. Whenever I drink a regular smoothie I get hangry 30 minutes later. Instead of drinking it, put it in a bowl and add more fresh fruit and granola on top, and voila, smoothie bowl! It instantly becomes longer lasting. And I have to say, I think it might be better than a regular smoothie. So whoever thought of the smoothie bowl this is a genius!
I have been CRAVING it for a long time. But, living in a small town with NO juice joints, I’d been totally without luck in the smoothie department. So I used that disappointment as motivation and decided to try and recreate it.
Now, this was going to be a struggle for me, because if you’ve ever tried my smoothies in the past they’re…well…how do I say it . . . DISGUSTING. I could never get the taste right. It wasn’t ever sweet enough and it didn’t have the right texture. I was always trying to get my husband to like my homemade smoothies, but he would always be so hesitant because they wouldn’t ever be any good. Poor husband always trying my failed food, haha. But at last! I found the 2 ingredients I needed to make this bowl’s smoothie perrrrrfect. Can you guess what they were? 1. Banana. 2. Apple Juice. Seriously. To make a smooth and sweet fruit smoothie you need those 2 ingredients.
It’s the holiday season and all I want to do is bake and eat all the delicious holiday treats. So making this for breakfast or, honestly, any time of the day helps me to be just a little bit healthier and delay falling into a diabetic coma for a few years longer.
- 1 C frozen whole berry medley (got mine from Walmart)
- 1/2 C apple juice
- 1 banana
- For toppings
- 1/2 banana sliced
- Handful of blueberries, sliced strawberries, and granola.
- 3 T unsweetened shredded coconut
- Honey for drizzling over top *optional
- In a blender add in frozen fruit, apple juice and banana. Be sure to not add too much apple juice otherwise your smoothie will be too runny.
- Pour smoothie into a bowl and add on your favorite toppings. Mine are blueberries, bananas, coconut, strawberries, and granola.
- You could even add acai powder, hemp seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, raspberries, etc. The options are endless.
- To finish it off drizzle a little honey over the toppings for an extra sweetness.