I haven’t posted a smoothie bowl for a while, so I decided to share this one with you.
I was thinking about why I like making smoothie bowls every morning. When I started making bowls over the summer, everyone kept asking me how long they take to make. “I don’t know,” I said. “Thirty minutes?” This was before I got bowl-making down to a science.
“Thirty minutes?” my friend’s boyfriend said. “That’s my entire morning routine.”
Yes, it seems excessive. No, not everyone has time to devote to this. But for me, making a smoothie bowl is a little like meditation. When I’m doing it, I forget about everything else. It calms me and centers me before I get started with the rest of my day.
It’s also fun. I’ve always liked to make patterns since I was little, so making the bowls has become an artistic outlet, too. There’s something satisfying about looking down at a bowl when I’m done making it, and thinking, whoa, I did that. Sometimes it looks like sh** and I have to sink toppings to the bottom and start all over again. But most of the time, it looks pretty darn good.
Anyway. I highly encourage you to give smoothie bowl-making a try. It’s a good way to be creative and relax before you have to go out into the real world. I think all of us could agree that creativity and slow breathing is very, very important in times like these.
Açai Bowl with Pomegranate and Coconut (from me, to you)
1 açai frozen smoothie pack
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 tbsp pomegranate seeds
1 cup of almond milk
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
blackberries, granola, blueberries and pomegranate seeds for topping
Blend the açai with the frozen blueberries, almond milk, pomegranate seeds and Greek yogurt. Top with blackberries, granola, blueberries, shredded coconut, and pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!