It all seems so clear now: I love smoothie bowls. I love breakfast in jars. But I never thought to combine the two. Now that I have, there’s no going back.
A smoothie bowl jar is the ultimate breakfast. It has everything you want: The “buried treasure effect,” or, the fun of digging to the bottom of a jar for granola; it’s pretty; and it’s delicious. It’s basically everything you want in a life partner, except that you can eat it for breakfast.
I started my jar by sprinkling a layer of granola on the bottom. Then, you fill the jar up halfway with a smoothie of your choice. Layer in some bananas and then top with the rest of the smoothie. Garnish with more granola and berries and you’re good to go.
The one thing I will say is that it’s not as easy to eat a smoothie bowl jar as it is a smoothie bowl. Fitting the spoon in the jar can be challenging, which is probably why you’ll want to use a straw at some point. I drank part of the smoothie and then went in with my spoon for the granola and banana.
Anyway. Enjoy this hybrid! Here’s a good song to play while you’re blending, or when you’re pondering the deliciousness of smoothie bowls and breakfast in jars.
Smoothie Bowl Jar (from me, to you)
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup strawberries, hulled and stems removed
1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup granola, plus more for topping
1/4 cup blueberries
1 banana, sliced into rounds
Blend the raspberries, strawberries, Greek yogurt and almond milk in a blender on high until smooth. Take a Mason jar (or another glass jar with a screw-top lid) and put the granola at the bottom. Then, pour roughly half the smoothie on top of the granola. Top the smoothie with the banana rounds, then pour in the rest of the smoothie mixture. Top with granola and blueberries. Enjoy!