I make a lot of smoothie bowls, like this one, but I rarely share the recipes for them here. For me, smoothies and smoothie bowls are free styling. And with so many precise measurements and temperatures that are required in baking, it’s a welcome reprieve from such restraint. However, I do realize that I’ve been making smoothies for years–maybe even decades–so a recipe can definitely be helpful if you aren’t use to making them, OR if you just want to switch up your tried-and-true smoothie routine.
Nonetheless, I’m still a little hesitant to share a “recipe,” but I will anyway. And I’ll also leave you with some sage advice. There are no rules for smoothies and smoothie bowls! The more you make them and drink them, the easier it will be to tailor them to your likes and tastes. Plus, I consume mine (mostly) for health reasons. So sometimes, I get a little heavy handed on the greens or the red cabbage to make it the “healthiest possible.” I can also be light handed on the fruit, as I don’t want to frontload my mornings with exorbitant amounts of fruit–especially if I’m also putting fruit on top in addition to blending it in.
All of that being said, I love smoothie bowls! I think dragon fruit is so fun and tropical, but it has such a mild flavor that I like to mix in some tangier fruit when I eat it. Dragon fruit reminds me of a much milder version of kiwi. Also, use whatever toppings you like. I used coconut and chia seeds because that’s what I had on hand. But granola, nuts or seeds would all work wonderfully as well.
- 1 banana, previously frozen and chopped
- ½ cup red cabbage
- 1 cup frozen berries
- ¼ - ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds (optional)
- FOR TOPPING
- ½ dragon fruit
- handful of berries
- coconut shavings
- chia seeds
- Using a melon baller, scoop out balls of dragon fruit. Set aside.
- Combine the banana, red cabbage, berries, water, and ground flax speeds in a blender. Blend until combined.
- Pour the blended smoothie into a bowl. Top with the balls of dragon fruit, blackberries, chia seeds, and coconut shavings. Enjoy!