Pineapple Peach Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls.

I don’t get it.

You make a smoothie, pour it into a bowl, and eat it like soup.

I don’t understand the hype.

Why can’t I just drink that smoothie from a glass? I need a bowl AND a spoon? Those are just more dishes to wash!

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I mean…look at this. It’s so boring! 

Okay, okay, so one can get a little creative with it in the end. One can choose toppings to put on it. One can add healthful boosts to it. One can eat it on a hot Saturday morning while binge watching old episodes of “The Simpsons” and think to themselves, “Hey. This kind of tastes like Pinkberry…”

I’m still not completely sold on the entire smoothie bowl trend, but this recipe for one is quite delicious. Why?

Because I created it.

*smirk*

Happy 4th of July, y’all!

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Pineapple Peach Smoothie Bowl
(Serves Two)

Ingredients:

Smoothie Bowl:

– 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
– 1 cup frozen peaches, slightly thawed (or one fresh peach, diced)
– 2 cups frozen pineapples, slightly thawed
– 1/4 cup oats
– 3/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt
– 1 tablespoon honey
– 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
– 1 banana, sliced (for topping)
– 2 tablespoons chia seeds (for topping)

Oat Topping

– 1/2 cup oats
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon
– 1 teaspoon powdered ginger

Before We Get Started…

– I opted for a almond/coconut milk blend when creating this recipe, but I’ve made this recipe as a smoothie with cow’s milk in the past. I did not notice any major difference in consistency between those two options.

– If you have a high-powered blender, mixing this smoothie should likely be easy. I, on the other hand, have a very basic and temperamental blender, and even my slightly thawed fruit was having a fight with the blender’s blades. If that’s the case, use a food processor to mix your smoothie ingredients.

– Keep a close eye on the oat topping; as with toasting any oat / nut / et al over a flame, burning can occur at the blink of an eye! Let’s not have to climb on a chair to turn off a blaring smoke detector, shall we?

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Directions:

1.) For the oat topping, combine oats, cinnamon, and powdered ginger in a small bowl; mix to combine. Place a small frying pan on stove and turn burner onto medium-low heat. Add the oats and toast for approximately three minutes. Remove from heat and spread oats over a flat surface (such as a baking sheet) to cool.

2.) Place all smoothie ingredients (minus chia seeds and banana) into blender or food processor; blend until smooth.

3.) Ladle smoothie mixture into bowls. If you prefer a soupy smoothie bowl, add oat topping, chia seeds, and sliced bananas and eat immediately. If you prefer a more solid smoothie bowl, place smoothie bowl into freezer for 30 minutes. Add toppings and consume!

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7 thoughts on “Pineapple Peach Smoothie Bowl

  1. Sarah Moore says:

    Having a smoothie in a bowl usually makes me feel fuller because I feel like I’m eating rather than drinking, but yeah other than that I get what you mean! Yours looks super pretty though 🙂 adding powdered ginger is such a good idea!

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    • seeksatiation says:

      Like I said to Full of It below, it’s slowly growing on me. And they are rather pretty. 😉 I do like adding oats in both the smoothie mix itself as well as a topping, because yes, it makes it filling. Thanks for the comment! And the powdered ginger adds a lovely kick to it without being too overwhelming.

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  2. Full of It says:

    I’m like you. I’m not quite sure why everyone is so hyped up about smoothie bowls, because in that case, I’ll just start putting all of my drinks in a bowl! But, in the end, who can turn down a smoothie regardless of what it is served in?! I like this smoothie recipe a lot! I’ll definitely try it out!

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    • seeksatiation says:

      Haha! Admittedly, I’ve been making the occasional smoothie bowl lately. I still prefer mine in a glass and portable, but on those mornings when you have nothing to do but lounge around and eat it, it’s pretty nice. Hope you give it a try! Please let me know what you think and if you’ve done anything to personalize it. There are def so many options for toppings! 🙂

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  3. seeksatiation says:

    Oats in the smoothie are so great, Sarah! You don’t even know they are there if you blend well enough. (Though…I hope grinding them down finely into the smoothie doesn’t make their efficacy disappear. Hmmmm. Ha!)

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