A month ago when I was on the train coming back from Chicago, my youngest sister sent me a picture of her (first?) attempt at a smoothie bowl. I thought that I’d found every topping that there was to find for bowls, but I was wrong. She topped her bowl with a seed mix that I’d never seen before.
It turns out that it’s from Trader Joe’s and it’s delicious. It adds some texture to smoothie bowls, which I like, and it looks pretty next to berries. Win-win.
I used to be strict about only using fresh berries on top of my smoothie bowls. Now, I don’t care as much. If the fresh berries look bad (which, let’s face it, they often do during the winter), I slightly defrost some frozen berries and put them on top. In this bowl, I used frozen raspberries and fresh blueberries. It still tasted delicious.
Anyway. This is a great bowl for days like today, when you maybe had to go to work but no one else you know had to, and you feel depressed because it’s President’s Day and America doesn’t have a President.
Here’s a song that makes you forget about it all (at least momentarily).
Berry Smoothie Bowl with Seed Mix (from me, to you)
1/2 cup frozen raspberries, plus more for topping
1/2 cup blueberries, plus more for topping
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
Trader Joe’s seed mix, pumpkin seeds and gluten-free granola for topping
Blend the frozen and fresh berries, banana, Greek yogurt and almond milk on a blender on high until smooth. Top with the seed mix, pumpkin seeds and gluten-free granola. Enjoy!