For a while now, smoothie bowls were something I never thought much of. I loved looking at photos of them on the internet, but actually making one seemed unnecessary to me. It's just like eating a lumpy smoothie with a spoon.
But while spending the day at the beach, I saw a ton of people sitting on the beach eating these gorgeous looking pink bowls filled with fruit. After hunting down where they were from, and also what they were (pitaya bowls!), I knew I needed one (and then maybe another one for the trip home...). I was hooked. It's like smoothie soft serve and I haven't stopped eating these at home.
I do have to give credit to my friend, Chelsea, for teaching me how to properly freeze a banana. Pro tip: don't freeze it with the peel on.
Berry Smoothie Bowl
Makes one very large bowl
1 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup granola
3 strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup raspberries
3 tablespoons of toasted coconut
Peel the banana and place in a bowl in the freeze for a minimum of an hour.
Once semi-frozen, blend the banana together with frozen berries, yogurt, and water. Once fully blended, spoon into a large bowl and top with any toppings of your choice. I went with toasted coconut, blueberries, raspberry, strawberries, and granola. Eat immediately.