I honestly don’t understand how it’s still Winter right now. Anyone else with me?
Yes, I will be the first person to complain about the humidity once we get into the thick of Summer, but until then I am going to complain about how damn cold it is here in Philadelphia. Too cold! Amidst all this complaining, I am forcing Summer into my life by diving back into my smoothie bowls.
If you know me, you already know my love for smoothie bowls and apparently this love transcends into any season. Lately, smoothie bowls have been my go-to meal and I am not ashamed of it. Am I am freezing after I eat them? Yes, but it’s worth every bite!
My favorite flavor combination right now is this peach-almond bowl which is equally pretty as it is tasty! Here’s how to make it:
A lot of people struggle when trying to get the perfect consistency for a smoothie bowl and often end up with something more along the lines of an actual smoothie that you can drink. The secret to that perfect thick and creamy texture is to A – use frozen fruit and B – to blend the frozen fruit first without any liquid. Yes, this process requires longer blending time, but blending the frozen fruit on its own gives you a thicker (ice cream-like) texture. If you do not have a high-powered blender or if you feel like the frozen fruit needs a kick in the ass to smooth out, add a small dash of a dairy-free milk. When I say small, I mean as little as possible. If you happen to add too much liquid and the texture is not thick enough, toss the bowl in the freezer for a little and it will tighten up. You can thank me later.
As with all of my smoothie bowl recipes, you can use whatever toppings you want, but I have to say that the whole roasted almonds pair nicely with the citrus notes in this bowl.
- Two Frozen Ripe Peaches
- Two Frozen Ripe Bananas
- One Tablespoon of Chia Seeds
- One Small Ripe Orange.
TOPPINGS (as seen)
- Homemade Granola
- Shredded Coconut
- Whole Roasted Almonds
- Chia Seeds
Add ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until you get a smooth creamy consistency.
(Note: only add a dash of dairy-free milk if needed to create a smooth consistency.)
Add toppings of your choice.
The one thing I strive for in the kitchen is: effortless. It takes a certain type of DNA to want to spend hours in a kitchen and I do not have that strand. Therefore, all of my recipes do not require a lot of ingredients or effort. In my opinion, simple is best - especially when it comes to smoothie bowls. My best smoothie bowls have straightforward base and I allow the toppings to do all the talking.
Recipes are guidelines, not rule books. All recipes can be recreated or customized to fit your likes, your food tolerance, and your palette. If you see something in a recipe that you do not like or cannot eat, simply replace it with whatever works for you.
I do not provide nutritional information as this will always be based on the ingredients (and amount of ingredients) you include. In order to get the most accurate nutritional value, be sure to read labels and weigh out each ingredient you use.