I didn’t really understand the lyrics “everybody’s working for the weekend” until I had my first real, full-time job. Now, I can’t wait until Saturday and Sunday. I get to sleep late(r), press snooze on my alarm 10 times instead of two, and spend more time making smoothie bowls.
Which leads me to this roasted strawberry smoothie bowl. Whoa. That’s all I can say. I found the recipe last week and immediately thought to myself: Yep, you’re making that. I followed through as soon as possible.
The best part about this bowl is the roasted strawberries. It’s been a while since I roasted fruit, and I forgot how delicious it tastes when it comes out of the oven. I mixed these berries with maple syrup and coconut oil, and the combination was nothing short of heavenly.
Once you get the roasting out of the way, all you do is mix the berries with a banana, some almond milk, yogurt and hemp seeds. I like the almonds and chia seeds on top for texture, and the cacao and blueberries pairs well with the roasted strawberries.
Here’s a song to get you going. It’s good for not-so-early-morning roasting.
Roasted Strawberry Smoothie Bowl (slightly adapted from Floating Kitchen)
2 cups strawberries, stems removed
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1/3 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 frozen banana, peeled and cut into chunks
6 ounces lowfat yogurt
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon shelled hemp seeds
chia seeds, shelled hemp seeds, cacao nibs, sliced almonds, strawberries and blueberries for topping
Roast the strawberries. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. In a medium bowl, toss the strawberries with the maple syrup and coconut oil. Spread the coated strawberries out onto a parchment-paper lined rimmed baking sheet. Transfer to your preheated oven and roast for 15 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool.
Make the smoothie bowl. Add the milk, banana, yogurt, chia seeds, hemps seeds and roasted strawberries (plus any juices) to your blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into a bowl(s).
Top with a sprinkling of chia seeds, hemp seeds, cocoa nibs, almonds, strawberries and blueberries. Enjoy!