Blueberry Sunshine Smoothie Bowl
Blueberry Sunshine Smoothie Bowl- packed full of antioxidants and vitamin C, this smoothie bowl is the perfect way to cool off and boost your immune system!
It’s getting to be that time of year when it’s BLAZING HOT outside. Especially if you live in the southeast. I’m convinced the only way to survive the heat is by eating copious amounts of smoothie bowls and lounging in an inflatable swimming pool in your back yard. Because it’s 2020 and we’re all doing the best we can to get by.
While I’m usually a huge fan of açaí bowls, it’s fun to mix it up with different flavor combinations and this bright citrusy smoothie bowl is an instant mood lifter. It’s also a great way to use up extra blueberries that you might have accumulated from summer blueberry picking adventures, although frozen wild blueberries are a great option too.
TIPS FOR MAKING SUPER THICK SMOOTHIE BOWLS
- The trick for avoiding a soupy smoothie bowl is to start with just a small amount of liquid (in this case orange juice) and blend slowly so that the blender doesn’t get too hot.
- Use a tamper (the black plastic piece that you stick in the Vitamix hole) or stir in between blending and only add a small splash of juice at a time, as needed. Keep blending until a smooth creamy texture is formed.
- It takes a little bit of extra effort and patience but the end result is so worth it!
SMOOTHIE BOWL TOPPINGS
Smoothie bowls are all about the toppings. Because why else would you eat a smoothie with a spoon? Here are a few of my go-to options:
- Granola– If you’re not eating granola on your smoothie bowls then what’s the point? Seriously. The crunchy texture combined with the creamy blended fruit is a match made in heaven. Homemade granola is great but when it’s too hot to turn your oven on Bob’s Red Mill Homestyle Granolas are the perfect alternative. They’re made with whole grain oats, sweetened with pure maple syrup, and have plenty of big clusters which is a must in my book. The Lemon Blueberry flavor pairs perfectly with the fruity citrus notes of this smoothie bowl.
- Fresh Fruit– Sliced banana and blueberries are simple additions but orange segments or chopped apple would also be delicious.
- Seeds– Hemp or chia seeds are a great way to add protein and healthy fats.
- Shredded Coconut– I like to sprinkle unsweetened shredded coconut on mostly for looks but it does add texture and a hint of flavor.
- Nut Butter– Drizzled nut butter is always a good idea if you’re feeling extra fancy. I would recommend almond butter for this particular smoothie bowl.
Whether you’re looking for a fun way to mix things up for breakfast or a snack to cool off with, this smoothie bowl is sure to hit the spot. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Blueberry Sunshine Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup wild blueberries, frozen
- 1/2 cup diced green apple, frozen
- 1 banana, frozen
- ½ cup yogurt, I like vanilla almond milk yogurt
- ¼ cup orange juice
- In the bowl of a blender, combine the frozen blueberries, apple, banana, yogurt and orange juice. Blend slowly and use a smoothie wand (or something similar that's blender safe) to scrape down the sides as you blend. You can add a small splash of orange juice as needed to help blend but be careful not to add too much or it will become soupy!
- Transfer to a bowl for serving and finish with granola and sliced fruit. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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