Build a Better Kosher Smoothie Bowl

2018 food trends aside, kosher smoothie bowls are here to stay

Smoothie bowls entered the foodie scene, not as a way to replace the smoothie in a cup, but rather to enhance it. Instead of drinking your entire smoothie in a few short gulps, the smoothie bowl allows for a more meaningful, mindful approach.

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Why build a better kosher smoothie bowl? Because these bowls are filling, indulgent and nutrient-dense, plus they are easy to prepare in advance and can be customized to your flavor preferences.

Here is the winning kosher smoothie bowl formula:

1 cup of frozen fruit of choice plus a banana (If you don’t have any ripe bananas on hand, substitute the banana for a scoop of your favorite protein powder to add the creamy consistency)

Fruit

  • Frozen blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, mango, or acai

When you’re not in a pinch and can sit down to enjoy your bowl; chill the bowl in the fridge before the smoothie is assembled, this will insulate the ingredients and keep them cool while you sprinkle dip and repeat

½ cup of liquid add sparingly- remember you still want your smoothie bowl thick and creamy!

Liquid

Add a tablespoon of your favorite sweetener or nut butter

  • Sweetener (sugar, honey, agave)
  • Nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew, or hazelnut)
  • Vanilla (extract, or actual flecks from the vanilla bean)

Now for the defining factor, toppings to add crunch! Always add the heaviest toppings last, otherwise, by the time you’re ready to eat, the toppings will sink to the bottom

Toppings

  • Nuts (whole, shaved or crushed)
  • Coconut flakes
  • Chocolate chips/cacao nibs
  • Granola
  • More fruit! Bananas, berries or cubed apple
  • Sprinkle added flavor (cinnamon, cocoa powder, protein powder)

 

Breakfast Bowl

Serves 2

OU Kosher Breakfast smoothie bowl

2 frozen bananas
2 cups chopped apples
1 cup milk
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Pepitas, sliced bananas, cinnamon

Directions

Blend the first three ingredients, then add remaining almond butter and vanilla extract, blend
Divide and pour the smoothie into two chilled bowls
Decorate with your favorite toppings

Enjoy!

 

It’s My Birthday Bowl

Serves 2

Kosher birthday smoothie bowl

2 frozen bananas
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
2 tbsp peanut butter

Sprinkles, granola, chocolate chips

Directions

Blend the first three ingredients, then add the peanut butter, blend
Divide and pour the smoothie into two chilled bowls
Decorate with toppings

Enjoy!