Good morning, friends! How was everyone’s holiday weekend?! We had a lovely weekend, and it was extremely relaxing. Most of the weekend was spent continuing the work on our backyard, which thankfully, is almost complete! Yay! The sod will be delivered today and all will be well with the world. It’s kind of hard to put so much work into a brand new house that we are just going to be selling in a month. It’s saddening for sure, but it has to be done; and in all honestly, the backyard is looking fantastic. The other part of the weekend was spent devouring scrumdiddlyumptious Easter brunch foods. We went kind of crazy, and now I am totally paying for it. This is why a smoothie bowl was totally necessary this morning, and this recipe for strawberry and matcha tea, acai smoothie bowls is one you don’t want to miss!
I am totally that person. That person that has jumped on the smoothie bowl bandwagon. I mean, I always drank my smoothies with a spoon anyway, and scooping out of a bowl is much easier than scooping out of a mason jar. What I love about smoothie bowls the most though are the toppings…the wonderful, glorious toppings. One reason I was never a big fan of smoothies for breakfast in the past was because of the texture. They always seemed to be extremely one note in texture. I like foods with texture. Take ice cream for example. Sure, I love a bowl of vanilla ice cream once in a while, but most of the time I need some bits of brownie chunks or chocolate chip cookie dough bites. I’m all about the texture.
When it comes to smoothie bowls, anything I have on hand is normally what goes into it. Frozen strawberries are one of those ingredients I always have on hand, and bananas are a pantry staple. These are two ingredients that I must always have in my smoothies/smoothie bowls. Matcha tea powder has become another pantry staple of mine and I have found that I love it most in smoothies.
These smoothie bowls combine some of my favorite ingredients: bananas, strawberries (because duh, they are in season), matcha tea powder, acai berry juice, and flaxseed meal. Can I get a yay for a healthy and wholesome (and filling) breakfast option? The toppings though, are my favorite part of all. Granola, sunflower seeds, chia seeds and coconut flakes are always must-haves on my smoothie bowls. Throw some fresh fruit on top and it sends this smoothie bowl right over the top.
Recipe for these smoothie bowls are below. I hope everyone has a had a fantastic start to their week! See ya tomorrow! xo
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
- 1-2 teaspoons flaxseed meal
- 1/4-1/2 cup acai berry juice
- 1/4-1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
- Various Toppings: granola unsweetened coconut flakes, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, blueberries.
- To a high-powered blender, add all of the ingredients as listed except for the "Various Toppings."
- Blend on high until completely smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
- Pour into a bowl and garnish with toppings of choice. I like a mixture of granola, unsweetened coconut flakes, chia seeds, sunflower seeds and blueberries.