Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl with Almonds

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Occasionally, I like to cut fruit into circles and layer it. Don’t ask me why. It’s probably the same reason that I used to pull apart paper clips and turn them into bracelets and earrings. We all have our impulses.

ANYWAY. Wanting to create a strawberry-banana weave was the inspiration for this smoothie bowl. I did it across half of the bowl and then I realized that it would look better with some extra toppings. I added granola for crunch and flavor, chia seeds for aesthetic and almonds to round out the toppings. I was happy with the way it turned out.

Tonight I got home from work and I was tired, and it was starting to get dark outside. But then I forced myself to go on a run. I like to be active after sitting at a desk all day. I walked outside and I stopped in my tracks. This is what the sky looked like:screen-shot-2017-02-16-at-8-43-52-pm
I’m not sure what the lesson is, here. Force yourself to go running when all you feel like doing is lying down on the kitchen floor? Always look up? I think both of these are true. But more than that, I takeΒ solace in these kind of sunsets. It reminds me that everything will be okay.

Here’s the song that I turned on to force myself to leave my house and go on a run. It’s also good for making smoothie bowls.

Strawberry Smoothie Bowl with Almonds (from me, to you)

Ingredients

1 banana
1 cup strawberries, stems and leaves removed
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup nonfat yogurt
granola, chia seeds, almonds, strawberry and banana slices for topping

Directions

Blend the banana, strawberries, rolled oats, almond milk and yogurt in a blender on high until smooth. Top with the granola, chia seeds, almonds, strawberry and banana slices. Enjoy!

*A trick for making the strawberry-banana weave is to start with the berries. They’re lighter than banana so they won’t sink down as much when you put stuff on top of them.

About Emily Wasserman

Hi! My name is Emily and I'm a writer based in St. Louis. If I was stranded on an island and could request three items of food, they would be avocados, Halloumi and chocolate croissants.
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