Updated: Oct 9
The third installment of my music smoothie bowl series is dedicated - again - to the artist forever known as Prince. I can't help it, he's one of my favorite musicians and also just happens to have a lot of color/fruit-themed songs...
Raspberries were on sale at Sprouts this week so I definitely had to use them to make my Sunday smoothie bowl. I love raspberries, but I feel like they go bad so quickly! I usually have a couple of days to eat them fresh before I freeze the rest to use later.
This bowl was extra delish because I used my maple-vanilla chunky granola recipe! It added the perfect crunch to my bowl and just a hint of sweetness to complement the natural sugars from the fruit. Do you have a regular fruit/veggie you love that just never lasts long in the fridge? Let me know in the comments!
Raspberries, frozen | 5 oz. | $2.08
Sliced Banana, frozen | 1 ct. | $0.21
Chopped Spinach | 1 cup. | $0.56
Almond Milk | 2 tbsp | $0.05
Raspberries, fresh | 1 oz. | $0.42
Blueberries | 1/8 cup | $0.27
Maple-Vanilla Granola | 1/4 cup | $0.22
1. Place your bowl in the refrigerator.
2. In a blender, add frozen raspberries, frozen banana, and spinach. Blend until it has a choppy consistency. [Pro tip: to get your toppings to perfectly sit on top, your smoothie base has to be thick. The way we are going to blend these ingredients keeps the texture we need]
3. Add almond milk a little at a time until you get to a thick, spoon-worthy consistency.
4. Add smoothie base to the cold bowl. If your kitchen is warm, put your bowl back in the fridge to ensure it stays cool.
5. Chop and slice your toppings. This is where you can use your creative freedom - granola, honey, almond butter, slivered nuts, your favorite fruits - anything tastes great on top of this base!
6. Grab your bowl and top with the prepared toppings. Snap a picture for the 'gram, show off your delicious food art, and enjoy!
I try to follow a "balanced plate formula" which means that there are protein, fruit, and veggies represented for every meal. Try pairing this smoothie bowl with my freezer prepped SEC breakfast sandwiches - just heat up for 1.5 minutes in the microwave while you assemble your bowl!
The Coined Breakdown
Total Cost (1 serving): $3.81
Total Cost per bowl: $3.81
Those Other Guys: $14.00 a bowl
Total Savings: over $10 in breakfast savings!