Smoothies & More Smoothies
You get a smoothie, and you get a smoothie, you’re all getting SMOOTHIES! I’ve been loving acai smoothie bowls, but the triple berry smoothie caught me off guard. When I was a kid, my favorite Capri Sun was the strawberry smoothie flavor. The Triple Berry Kiwi smoothie was a serious blast to the past. My all time favorite smoothie is still the nutty bowl. The acai peanut butter recipe is my take on Vitality Bowl’s the nutty bowl. I will list the recipe below.
First, I want to talk about my week eating smoothie bowls. I loved it. I definitely didn’t make all the recipes I had talked about on my previous post, which has all the links to the recipes I will eventually try, but here’s my first comment: it’s time consuming. Typically I drink a protein shake for breakfast every morning. It’s simple and easy. Water & protein.
I enjoyed making the smoothies though. Recording was the tricky part. How much did I spend on all the smoothie ingredients? $50. Safe to say, the ingredients will last me two weeks (except for the fresh strawberries). That includes making a smoothie a day. Will I continue to make smoothies every day? Maybe not every night, but I will try my best to make a smoothie 5 out of the 7 nights a week. It’s such a filling dinner. Plus, I usually work out at night, so it’s perfect before I go to bed.
Ok, ok. I’ll stop babbling and get to the recipe:
- 1.5 frozen banana
- 1 c frozen strawberries
- 1 packet acai berry
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 c almond milk
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds (or flax)
- 1 banana
- 1/8 c granola
- 1/8 c almonds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Mix in all the smoothie base ingredients. You can add more almond milk if it’s too thick. Remember, it should be thicker than a normal smoothie. Afterword, finish it off with the toppings.