My original plan for an Independence Day themed breakfast was to make pancakes with strawberries, blueberries, and a nice dollop of coconut cream. However I woke up feeling a bit lethargic, so thought it best not to have a large breakfast that would only add to the problem. Instead I decided to make one of my favorite breakfasts- smoothie bowl.
I love a smoothie bowl for breakfast, especially during the summer. You can customize it to your taste, adding protein powder (I like hemp protein), any fruit that strikes your fancy, and even some leafy greens or veggies. Once you have the base of your smoothie bowl you can add toppings- a handful of granola, some berries, hemp or chia seeds. It’s a nice way to start your day with a large serving of fruit and veggies, which I always feel makes it easier to continue getting enough fruits and veggies for the rest of the day.
For my smoothie bowl this morning I decided to celebrate American Independence day with a flag-inspired design with sliced strawberries for the stripes, and blueberries for the stars.
Ingredients (for one):
• 2 bananas, frozen overnight
• 2-3 strawberries sliced
• Handful of blueberries
• splash of coconut milk
1. Place bananas in the base of a high powered blender or food processor
2. Process until smooth. You may need to add a small splash of coconut milk (or other nondairy milk) to get things moving.
3. Arrange strawberries and blueberries and enjoy!
I hope you have a very happy independence day! For those of you not celebrating, I still recommend this smoothie bowl, but perhaps with a different design!
Have a great weekend!