As Summer is winding down and fall fashion is once again beckoning, I am so ready for the heat to be over! Thanks to this Fig and Banana Smoothie bowl, I am staying cool in the meantime.
Having recently organized and taken inventory of my closet, I realized I own more sweaters than anything else in there! Living in the desert of Southern California doesn’t offer much opportunity for warm cozy clothes, but collect I must apparently.
This smoothie bowl is basically my feelings on the matter — in a bowl. If that makes any sense…
It reminds me of fall banana bread with walnuts, and a hint of summer with coconut flakes and fresh figs. A little of both, the Summer I wish would taper off and the Fall I’m anxiously waiting for.
Here’s my recipe:
- 2 cups banana, sliced & frozen
- 1 cup pineapple, chopped and frozen
- 3 fresh figs
- 1 scoop Orgain Vanilla Protein Powder
- ½ c – ¾ cup almond milk, or enough to blend
Add all your ingredients to a high powered blender, like the Vitamix or Blendtec (seriously you don’t want to burn the motor out with a weak blender). Set the blender preset to ice cream, (or just start on slow speed and work it up to high as the ingredients incorporate). Using the tamper, push everything down until you’ve got a smooth, creamy consistency. Pour in to your fave bowl and top with optional banana slices, chopped walnuts, fresh fig wedges, coconut flakes, and a drizzle of honey.
I love the pretty flecks of color the figs add to the smoothie mixture. The walnuts and coconut flakes pleasantly crisp up atop the chilled bowl for a refreshing texture and flavor combination.
This is a most satisfying smoothie bowl. Move over Acai berry bowl, this one’s got you beat!
Make it and let me know how you like it!
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