By: Esther Lee
Smoothie bowls may be one of the most Instagrammed breakfast trends of last year, and with so many possible flavor variations, it’s no surprise. Now that it’s March with spring just around the corner, smoothie bowls are undoubtedly a very appealing breakfast option. So Thirty Seventh decided to hop on the bandwagon with this trend and tried making one of our own, equipped with just a blender and various ingredients (most of which can be found in Vital Vittles).
(Source: Blendtec recipes with slight variation)
Almond Joy Smoothie Bowl Recipe
- 5 fl oz unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbsp raw almonds
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut
- 1 tbsp honey, or sweetener of your choice
- ½ frozen banana
- 1½ cups ice cubes
This smoothie bowl is perfect for when you don’t have much time in the morning to make an actual breakfast; all you have to do is get all of the ingredients into the blender and blend. And with ingredients like raw almonds, coconut, and banana, you can go off to your first class full and guilt-free! To add some additional texture to the smoothie bowl, throwing in half a handful of flax seeds or chia seeds would give the smoothie bowl some extra bite. And for those of you who don’t love chocolate, replace the cocoa powder with half a teaspoon of vanilla extract—vanilla extract makes any almond-based smoothie bowl that much better.
But if the almond smoothie bowl isn’t your taste, here’s a blueberry smoothie bowl recipe you can also make with just a blender! You could substitute any kind of frozen fruit, or a mix of fruit, as a replacement for blueberries.
Blueberry Ice Cream/Smoothie Bowl Recipe
- ½ cup whole milk, or half-and-half
- 1 oz sweetened condensed milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 2 cups whole milk cubes or ice cubes
This smoothie bowl is slightly more indulgent than the last, but still healthier than the pint of Ben and Jerry’s you might be tempted to devour from Hoya Snaxa. The sweetened condensed milk in this recipe is what gives the final product that distinct ice cream taste, but if you would like to opt for a slightly less rich flavor, you could add a tablespoon of honey to sweeten up the smoothie bowl instead. If you don’t have ice cubes, you could also experiment with adding different types of frozen fruit, or even the other half of the frozen banana from the first recipe. The great thing about smoothie bowls is their diversity, and it’s difficult to go wrong when you’re basically just blending a bunch of great-tasting ingredients together. So when the next warm spring day rolls around, be sure to bring out your blender and try one of these smoothie bowl recipes! They’ll look great in your next Instagram post.