Nothing is better on a warm summer morning than a smoothie bowl! Blend up this perfect combination of chai spice, bananas and vanilla then top with sweet + crunch fixings for the most perfect way to start the day!
Smoothie bowls - are they something that you are familiar with? They are one of those things that seem to be popping up everywhere and are almost always picture perfect!
Now for me, these bowls became a big part of my life when my parents opened an Acai Smoothie Bowl Food Truck. We taste-tested many many variations until they came up with the perfect combination for the smoothie base and topping combinations! Needless to say, even when we are not in taste testing mode I still tend to eat a smoothie bowl or two when I visit them.
So after my visit last week I knew that I needed to make a bowl of my own. Now, of course, I can't give away their secret recipe so I have gone in a completely different direction and do a straight banana base rather than berries and Acai.
For me, the flavours that go particularity well with banana are warm spices - aka cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg or…. Chai Spice! If you're going to use warm spices in your base the toppings you choose need to complement and not compete. Blueberries, almonds, coconut, almond butter and the perfect options as all of those flavours are mellow enough to not overpower the chai but rather enhance it perfectly.
So whip up your own Insta-worthy bowl tomorrow morning, though consider this a warning, your friends may all be requesting their own bowls once they see your creation!
prep time 10 minutes
blend time 5
total time 15 minutes
servings 1 - 2
2 large or 3 medium frozen bananas
1 1/2 tsp chai spice
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 coconut milk
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup granola
1/2 cup blueberries
4 tbsp almonds shavings
4 tbsp almond butter
drizzle of honey (optional)
In your vitamix or high powered blender combine frozen bananas, cinnamon, vanilla and coconut milk. Blend until smooth and no chunks remain.
Divide blended banana between 2 bowls and top with granola, blueberries, almond shavings and almond butter. Drizzle with honey for added sweetness.