Coconut Berry Smoothie Bowl

Happy Friday people!!!!!

So I don’t have a cocktail recipe for you this week (soon to come though) but I find that this isΒ justΒ as good πŸ™‚

Fridays are the gateways to the beautiful, spontaneous, glorious thing that is the weekend. If you work full time like me, you know what I’m talking about. Knowing that my weekends aren’t always the most….healthy, I try to load up on hydration and nutritious on Fridays.

This smoothie bow was the perfect breakfast to kick start a busy day! I work from home on Fridays, an usually they’re pretty slow since people are catching up on emails and doing their own busy work. I had a few meetings this morning, but the rest of the day is dedicated to sorting my work inbox and updating a few reports. YUCK.

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Also on the to-do list for today is a good solid clean of the apartment, pick up a prescription from the pharmacy, gym sesh, nail appointment, and maybe cook some dinner. Let’s be real I’ll probably order takeout.

Alright so back to this smoothie bowl. I think I’ve said this before, but my local Shop Rite is basically mini Miami, and as a Cuban, I’m not complaining. I saw they had coconuts on sale for $2 this week and I felt inspired! Plus side of buying fresh coconut, you can drink the water while preparing all your other ingredients for extra hydration! Coconut water is so good for you; it’s filled with potassium, magnesium, antioxidants, and copper. I’m not a fan of bottled coconut water, but fresh out of the source wasΒ DELICIOUS!

 

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My favorite thing about these smoothie bows is that they are so customization. I like to throw on whatever toppings I have readily available in the house. Today I went for a berry theme with some chia seeds, which I always have on hand, and some of the coconut meat. But seriously you can throw onΒ whateverΒ floats your smoothie loving boat.

Next time you have a little extra time in the morning I HIGHLY recommend whipping this up! Your body will love you for it ❀

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*Quick note: If you’re following a low carb diet, this may not be the best option for you since bananas are very high in carbohydrates. I tend to follow a lower carb higher fat and protein diet most of the time, but I am not overly strict with it, allowing me occasional breakfasts like this!

Ingredients:

Base
2 frozen bananas, I dice mine into quarters before freezing to make them easier to blend
1 tbsp coconut cream
1 tsp spirulina
dash of coconut water to get the blending moving

Toppings
blueberries
blackberries
fresh coconut meat, sliced
goji berries
chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Using a high speed blender (I have a Ninja), blend all of your base ingredients until creamy and well combined. You don’t want this to be too thin since it’s the base for a bowl rather than a smoothie you drink from a straw.
  2. Spoon your base into your bowl and try to smooth the top as flat as possible
  3. Arrange your toppings however you like and enjoy!!

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