So this morning I woke up wanting pancakes. I hopped on Pinterest and found a recipe for vegan pancakes. I follow all the directions, but they did not come out anything like the picture from the recipe or I would be sharing that experience instead. They were very tasty but did not look very appetizing. And recipe only made three pancakes, not the 6 that were promised. So of course after eating my one pancake, ( my daughter ate the other two) I was still hungry. I wanted something quick and light on the stomach. I figured a smoothie bowl would do the trick. I love smoothies because they are so easy to make. And you can pretty much tweak them to meet any dietary needs.
This month, I’m taking the National Vegan Month Challenge so my smoothie bowl will completely vegan. In replacement of the dairy, I chose to use Blue Diamond’s Almondmilk Coconutmilk Blend. This product is everything! I use it for my cereal too. I also added an avocado and a large frozen banana for some sweetness and another layer of flavor. I had a super ripe pineapple, so I cut that up and put that in there too. For some add nutritional value, I add some matcha powder. To finish it off a bit of blue agave. Now that everyone’s all happy in the NutriBullet, I give a whirl until it’s nice an smooth.
Now for the fun part! After making the smoothie pour in a bowl and put your creativity cap on. It’s time to decorate your smoothie bowl. You have as many options as you have in your kitchen. Fruits, nuts, seeds, granola. All great options. I get major inspiration from smoothie bowl Instagram accounts like @smoothiebowl, @smoothiebowls, and @beautifulsmoothies. Share your smoothie bowl creations with me by using #swhsmoothiebowl!
Vegan Tropical Matcha Smoothie Bowl
Makes 1 bowl
2 frozen bananas
1 cup fresh pineapple
1 cup almondmilk coconutmilk blend (Blue Diamond )
1 tbsp blue agave (Simple Truth)
1 tsp matcha powder
Toppings of choice (I used blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, granola, hemp seeds, chia seeds)
1. Combine all ingredients in a NutriBullet or blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Pour into your favorite bowl.
4. Get creative and top with your favorite fruits, nuts, and seeds.