It’s been a while since I made a smoothie bowl for breakfast. This morning, I decided to see if I was on my game. The good news is, I’ve still got it.
I had the idea for this smoothie bowl a few weeks ago. It’s inspired by a shake I had in L.A. at The Punchbowl (yes, I’m obsessed. no, I’m not sorry). It combines a bunch of my favorite things: banana, dates, and orange blossom water.
It also includes a packet of maca powder. I’ve always wanted to add maca to a smoothie and yesterday at the grocery store, I saw a pack in the checkout aisle. I impulsively bought it and it paid off. The packet I bought had cinnamon and cardamom mixed in, so it paired well with the other flavors in the smoothie bowl.
Feel free to get creative on toppings. I used more banana, chia seeds, vanilla granola, shredded coconut, and berries, but other toppings would work well, too. Hemp seeds and figs would also be a delicious addition.
In other news, it’s still not completely fall yet in St. Louis but the leaves are starting to change colors. I snapped this picture when I was running in the park yesterday.
Here’s a song to get you started on your smoothie bowl making journey. It’s also good for long walks in the park, singing at the top of your lungs during a morning commute, or pretty much whenever.
Banana Date Orange Blossom Smoothie Bowl
1 banana, halved
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
3 pitted dates
1 tsp honey
1 packet maca powder
1/2 tsp orange blossom water
banana slices, shredded coconut, chia seeds, vanilla granola, and berries for topping
Blend half a fresh banana, half a frozen banana, Greek yogurt, almond milk, honey, maca pwoder, dates, and orange blossom water in a blender on high until smooth. Top with banana slices, shredded coconut, chia seeds, vanilla granola, and berries. Enjoy!