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:
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 take 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)
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
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.