strawberry coconut smoothie bowl.

I’m at it again.

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But I mean, can you blame me?

However, I blame Facebook.  With their blasts from the pasts.  Constantly reminding me how thin I used to be.  Reminding me of the places I used to go.  The things I used to do.  Like the time I started Beachbody and made the mistake of purchasing Shakeology.  Ugh. I found the taste and texture almost intolerable and could kick myself over and over again for spending that much money on it.  But, whatever.  The main part of this story is that after trying almost every dang recipe they provided me, I found a way to tolerate the strawberry flavor.  Even enjoyed it, really.  When it was blended with coconut water.

Anyway, so Facebook reminded me of that time I made the strawberry coconut Shakeology, and I just had to repeat it.  But without Shakeology.  Because I’m not making that mistake again.

Oh, and the first time I made this, I had huge frozen strawberries on top.  Holy tooth ache.  Don’t try that at home, kids.  Unless your teeth are made of steel.  And impenetrable to the cold.  I ended up picking out the tiniest strawberries the second time I made it, and while it was more tolerable, I think fresh strawberries would be even better.

Strawberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl

serves 1

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 c frozen strawberries
  • 1 scoop protein powder*
  • 1/2-3/4 c coconut water**
  • optional toppings: strawberries, 2 tbsp. coconut chips***, 1 tbsp. white chocolate chips

Place ingredients in a blender and blend until combined.  I give the range of 1/2-3/4 c coconut water, because it really depends on how large your frozen fruit is compared to mine.  You want it to have a soft-serve ice cream consistency, not similar your typical smoothie.

 

*I use Designer Whey vanilla protein powder, but any whey protein powder will work.  You could even try a non-whey powder, but I can’t attest to the consistency/flavor.

**I use Foco coconut water because it’s 100% pure coconut water without any added sugar.

***I use Dang coconut chips  that are lightly salted with sea salt.  These are great because they don’t have any added sugar, unlike most coconut chips.

 

 

 

Are add-ins really optional?  I mean, really?

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