Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl


Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl | Cooking on the Front Burner
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How does a healthy smoothie bowl sound to start your day off?  Full of fresh ingredients and a great way to get most of your daily fruit servings in one dish!  If you've said yes, then this Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is for you.  I'm probably a bit late to the smoothie bowl craze.  I've seen them around forever but just now jumping on the bandwagon and wondering why I waited so long.  I love smoothies and I love fruit so combining the two together makes a lot of sense!  They are tasty, filling and good for you.  You don't want to mess up the important meal of the day :)


I think one of the reasons I decided to make one of these is because a couple weeks ago I had the privilege of being a volunteer for a Pinch of Yum photo workshop.  If you aren't familiar with Lindsay and her blog, then be sure to stop over.  Not only does she take fantastic photos, but she now offers workshops in her {gorgeous} studio in Minneapolis.  About 6 weeks go they were looking for volunteers for a two-day class during the week.  I'm lucky my work schedule is pretty flexible so I applied and was accepted.  Myself, along with another volunteer, and her office manager, were responsible for prepping/making some of the food, setting it out and keeping things running smoothly.  What I loved about her workshop is that all the food is included.  All meals, snacks and food to just practice with.  Her workshop style is part lecture, part demo (where she tethers to her computer to give instruction) and then each student practices while she walks around answering questions and giving advice.  My way of learning!

So where I was going with all this is one of the afternoon snack was smoothies with all different kinds of toppings.  Students are encouraged (and expected) to grab whatever bowls they want and take pictures.  After seeing everyone's creativity, I was hooked and knew I wanted to give one a try.  Here's a shot of Lindsay demoing how to pour and shoot at the same time!  In my shoots below, I had to use a tripod with a continuous shutter.  I'm a bit too shaky to try this!

If you ever have thought about a photo class, I would definitely give hers a try.


Now the recipe.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl


by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 small containers of vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sliced banana
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Honey
  • Toppings - raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, almonds, chia seeds, blueberries and honey
Instructions
  1. In a blender add the yogurt, banana, 1 cup strawberries and orange juice - blend until smooth
  2. Divide between two bowls
  3. Top with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, almonds, chia seeds and kiwi
  4. Honey for drizzling if desired
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Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl | Cooking on the Front Burner

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl | Cooking on the Front Burner


Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl | Cooking on the Front Burner

Another smoothie you can drink but feel free to make into a bowl too!
Pineapple Orange Smoothie


Or this - Fruity Power Smoothie


Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl | Cooking on the Front Burner

19 comments:

  1. I love the colors of these healthy and refreshing smoothies!

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  2. This is so pretty and delicious! No wonder smoothie bowls are all the rage!

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  3. Aww, cool! I would have loved to volunteer, too. Too bad I'm over here in Germany. And what a gorgeous smoothie bowl! I never make them but they are pretty. :)

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  4. This is gorgeous! I love all the vibrant color combinations!

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  5. I'm so jealous - I wanted to go to that workshop!! Your pictures turned out wonderfully!

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    1. I hope you get a chance Jenny... It was wonderful!

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  6. Your photos are gorgeous! I'm always super shaky too, so I 100% have to use a tripod. It's a bit of a pain, but you can't fix a blurry pic. :(

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind comment! You are right about blurry pix!

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  7. This looks so delicious and colorful! Visiting from Project Inspired.

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  8. Holy cow this looks AMAZING!! Can't wait to make!

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  9. Confession: I've never had a smoothie bowl. But I'm seeing them more and more and they look SO good! I love that you included kiwi in yours.

    I host a weekly link party that just went live- I'd love for you to stop by and link up! http://bit.ly/1S8Dsb7

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  10. What a gorgeous rainbow of a smoothie bowl! We host a weekly link party that also just went live - ours has a twist. Each week the hosts make and feature recipes from those linked up! We'd love for you to join us! http://tinyurl.com/h22otpq

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  11. Looks beautiful - so fresh and inviting!

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  12. Smoothie bowls are everything!!! This looks delish:)

    I'd love for you to share this on my weekly link party:)
    http://www.twentysomethinginthe2010s.com/peace-love-linkup-003/

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  13. Hello gorgeous! Just stopping by to let you know that your incredible smoothie bowl will be featured at our party tonight. Woo Hoo! Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight. Lou Lou Girls

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