Have you ever heard of a smoothie in a bowl? According to my youngest sister who works in NYC, it’s a recent trend. What is it? It’s a smoothie…wait for it, served in a bowl (instead of a cup). Intrigued, I thought I’d give it a go so I created this easy and quick fruit smoothie.
Fruit Smoothie In a Bowl Recipe
- 1 cup of frozen chopped strawberries, peaches and bananas (I used Dole Ready-Cut Fruit)
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- (optional) 2 to 4 tablespoons of skim milk (The amount depends on how strong your blender is.)
- (optional) sprinkling of chia seeds
- In a blender, combine all of the ingredients (except chia seeds if you are using them) and blend them until they are smooth and creamy.
- (Optional) If the mixture doesn’t blend well, add the milk to help it out a little. (Note, I did not use liquid in my smoothie.)
- (Optional) Sprinkle some chia seeds on the top.
Source: Tina’s Chic Corner
Is it a smoothie? Is it a fun flavored yogurt? Is it a frozen treat? Yes, yes, and yes. Since I’ve not actually seen this infamous “NYC smoothie in a bowl” phenomenon in person, I took to the interwebs to see what was up. Some restaurants seem to add oats and others add granola to their smoothie bowl party. Those are great additions so feel free to add it to this smoothie recipe.
Today I opted for a smoothie that required as few ingredients as possible. Fruit and yogurt. I don’t think it can get more healthy or simple than that! And you know what, it tastes SO delicious. Simple, simple, simple, folks. That’s what I’m all about on this Monday.
Straw or not to straw? Whatever floats your boat. Can you see how it stands up on its own? That’s what you want so that you can actually eat this with a spoon. Though I suppose if it was a thin smoothie you could still eat it with a spoon. I’m picturing slurping spoonfuls of the last bits of melted goodness at the end of a tasty ice cream sundae.
Strawberries, peaches, and bananas have officially become my new favorite fruit combo now. Oh it’s so yummy! Dole knew what it was thinking when they created it. (The legal beagle in me wants to let you know that I’m not getting paid by Dole to say this.) This is how it went down on Friday night… I made the dreaded trip to the grocery store (I hate grocery shopping) and for some reason all of the fresh fruit looked like crap. Naturally this annoyed me because my plans for a smoothie adventure might be put on hold. I went to the freezer section to see what my options were (I stood there freezing to read the labels on the various brands), picked the bag I liked the best and crossed my fingers. The result was a smoothie that tasted like it had delicious fresh fruit in it, but without the crappy looking stuff I had available to me in the fresh fruit aisle.
Even my hubby liked this smoothie! That’s a first. He’s not really into smoothies so that’s saying a lot. I was pretty excited. 🙂
Final thoughts on this “smoothie in a bowl”… I think serving a smoothie in a bowl is fun for a food blogger who can creatively show off the finished product in a unique way. Although when I make this again, I’ll probably be sipping it out of a straw and glass. Maybe I’m just not hip enough. 😉
Here are some other gnarly smoothie recipes.
Your sister is obviously much hipper than I am when it comes to the smoothie scene because I haven’t heard of a smoothie in a bowl! I kind of like the idea though – like fruit soup! I’m going to keep my eye out for these now 🙂
Haha…fruit soup…love it. 🙂
Smoothie in a bowl?! I am LOVING the sound of that! It sounds so so cool and “in style”. LOL. This looks so great, Tina!
Chic smoothie…aw yeah! 🙂
Smoothie bowls are my very favorite thing!! I just love them soooooo much! It’s okay if you want the drinkable version though….. more smoothie bowls for me that way hehehe! The flavor combo sounds fabulous Tina! xxx
Hehe, you rock, my friend! 🙂
Gorgeous colors and I love the chia!
I have yet to try a smoothie bowl, but I know I would love it! Can’t wait to give it a try. 🙂
It’s different but the same. 😉
That looks absolutely fantastic!
Thanks so much!
haha I have not heard about this smoothie in a bowl thing! I should ask my sister about this … she lives in NYC!
But it sure does look awesome. And a perfect way to start the day!
I’m curious if your sis has seen them. In any case, I’ll take a little variety in life. 😉
I can honestly say I’ve never had a smoothie in a bowl. BUT, given the fact I am a HUGE fan of smoothies, I am willing to try anything. I love how easy this recipe is too – who doesn’t need easy on a Monday? 🙂
I live for these easy days!!
Love the idea of a smoothie in a bowl! Makes it feel like more of a meal than a drink 🙂
Yes, I definitely agree. 🙂
Well I’ll be….
I’ve not heard of this trend, but I guess we will be seeing this smoothie in a bowl in Australia soon. 🙂 Hmmm, I dont know how I feel about it, it seems fixing something that wasnt broken. Although, maybe I am a bit of a stick in the mud. Your pictures inspire me to have a crack at it.
This is my inspiring you to be a trend setter in Australia. 😉
Love it! You can now top your “smoothie” with all sorts of toppings and almost treat it like a breakfast soup!
Yes, exactly! Love that. 🙂
I’m all about the smoothie bowls! I like eating my smoothies with a spoon so I always serve them in a bowl 🙂
Rock on! 🙂
I looove smoothies in a bowl. I don’t know why, but it seems way nicer than when it’s served in a cup. I think it’s because you get to eat it with a spoon, so it kind of seems more filling 😉
This bowl looks lovely Tina! Have a nice day
Yes! Thanks Josefine. 🙂
I’ll be watching for them in Seattle! I think it’s a super clever idea – I’d rather eat than drink my calories!
I’m totally with you!
I didn’t know this was a trend, but I actually always eat my smoothies out a bowl with a spoon. Seriously. I love topping them with granola or nuts and coconut and stirring in some chia seeds. I guess I’m cooler than I thought 😉
You are super cool!! 🙂
I love making smoothie bowls! Yours looks so, so stunning! Yum!
Thank you so much! 🙂