Hi everyone! I’m so excited that Angela asked me to guest post while she is on her honeymoon so I can “meet” all of you! Angela and I met at a blogging conference a couple of years ago, and I’ve had fun keeping up with her and her style on Instagram ever since!
A little bit about myself: I’m Kaleigh, a registered dietitian nutritionist and food blogger over at livelytable.com. I live in Texas with my hubby and 3 brittany spaniels, and I absolutely adore being in the kitchen. My food philosophy is pretty simple. I believe that healthy food can and should be delicious and that the purpose of a meal is to nourish the body, mind, and soul. I believe in a non-diet approach to nutrition and that all foods can fit in a healthy diet. I love the way food brings people together and is often at the center of what we do.
Now, onto this delicious recipe!
Smoothie bowls are so popular right now. They are so fun to top with any toppings you can image, and make gorgeous, instagram-worthy meals. They are also pretty darn refreshing in the Texas heat.
Since smoothie bowls are also super easy to make, I thought I’d share how to make one with y’all! And of course, what better flavor to play off of than pineapple?! A pineapple smoothie bowl is the perfect recipe to transition into warmer weather. It’ll have you dreaming of sunshine and ocean waves in no time!
This Pineapple Ginger Smoothie Bowl is frosty and refreshing, and just sweet enough without being overly sweet, thanks to the natural sugar in bananas and pineapple. If you prefer a touch more sweetness, feel free to add a little honey. All you have to do is blend everything up, then top as you wish. Go as crazy as you want with toppings! My favorites are sliced fresh fruit, granola, shredded coconut and chia seeds, but there are so many creative options out there.
I find smoothie bowls turn out best when you use frozen fruit so that they are thick enough to support all those delicious toppings. I highly recommend a high-powered blender, like a Vitamix or NutriBullet. They make my life SO much easier when trying to get a nice thick texture that’s still smooth. If you plan to drink this yummy smoothie instead of pour it into a bowl, you may need to add a little more milk.
Pineapple Ginger Smoothie Bowl
Time: 5 minutes
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 ripe banana
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1/4 inch piece fresh ginger
1/4 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
Toppings: Sliced fruit, granola, chia seeds, nuts, coconut flakes, etc)