Good morning, Sisters! Happy SATURDAY! I hope you are all having a relaxing day so far. I’ve been wanting to try to make an IBS friendly smoothie bowl, and I’m glad I decided to wait until Saturday because I had to go through a little trial and error to get it right. I’ll be sure to share what worked with you so you don’t make the same mistakes I did! 🙂
I started off with spinach, a banana, and a tablespoon of almond butter. If I had a frozen banana, then it would have been MUCH better. So either use a frozen banana, and/or be sure to add ice to make sure it’s really a smoothie texture and not a shake. You’ll see why in a minute!
I’m used the magic bullet blender, so I filled the bullet all the way up with almond milk and added a little more spinach. Use less milk than this and add ice, and have your frozen banana, and you should be good to go the first time around!
I had to pour half of the mixture out and add ice, and then add gluten free oats to try to thicken up the smoothie mixture. It’s important to have a thick mixture because you need to be able to have the toppings sit on top of the mixture. At first, I had more of a shake-like mixture, and it wasn’t thick enough. The blueberries I added sank straight down to the bottom!
Finally, the mixture was thick enough! For toppings, I used shredded unsweetened coconut, blueberries, chia seeds, and chopped hazelnuts. I decided to theme my smoothie bowl after world peace in the wake of the Brussel attacks and with Easter upon us!
It’s fun to get as creative as you would like with these smoothie bowls! Not only are they so pretty and fun, they taste good, too! Oh, and they’re IBS friendly and healthy, that sounds like the perfect breakfast to me! 🙂 Enjoy! And enjoy your Easter weekend!
Here is my own little Bunny Eared Pup and I enjoying the Easter weekend together! 🙂