My smoothie bowl kicks go in spurts. I'll make them non-stop for a while, and then I won't make a single one for months. For no reason, really. The smoothie droughts are just a change of scenery in my daily food journey.
Well, you could say that right now I'm on a kick. I can't get enough big, bright, cold bowls that taste so good. It's my version of a cold soup.
So today I'm sharing a current favorite of mine - mixed berry.
This smoothie is inspired by the upcoming class I'm teaching this Saturday at Bowood Farms in the Central West End! Have you ever been there? If you haven't you gotta check it out! (or better yet, come to my class!). It's my home away from home. My escape. Just something about the place is magical.
It's hard to believe I moved to St. Louis four years ago. I still remember my first walk by this refurbished warehouse on the edge of the CWE. I walked past their cute garden and stared up at the big, light-yellow doors. Once you walk in, a calmness hits you. It was summer when I first visited, and wandering around the garden and greenhouse calmed my new-city, new-job nerves. I kept coming back, kept buying herbs, and now here I am teaching a class there this week.
Life has a funny way of working. You live for each day, not knowing what the future holds. And when you look back on how far you've come, you realize that each day, each step, had a purpose. Even if you didn't realize it at the time. The most important thing I've learned is to be true to myself, and everything will fall into place.
Now, back to this smoothie bowl! If you want a bright bowl on these cold days, I recommend you whip this up ASAP. It's a filling one that will keep you satisfied but won't weigh you down. Perfect post-workout in the morning!
Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl
- 3/4- 1 cup frozen blackberries
- 5 strawberries. stems removed (reserve one for topping, if desired)
- 1 small banana (reserve a few slices for topping, if desired)
- 1 cup non-dairy milk (I used almond milk or coconut milk)
- Handful fresh spinach
- 2 tablespoons natural nut butter (I prefer almond butter)
- Toppings: chia seeds, extra nut butter, unsweetened coconut flakes
- In a high-speed blender, blend all of the ingredients (except the toppings) until very smooth and no chunks or pieces remain. This will take 1-2 minutes. The smoother the better!
- Pour into a bowl and top with the reserved sliced banana and the strawberry, sliced. Add a dollop of additional nut butter and a sprinkle of chia seeds. Enjoy with a spoon!