Full disclosure: I am not a smoothie bowl kind of person.  I’m not even a smoothie-without-the-bowl kind of person.  It’s not that I don’t like them, it’s that I don’t like how they’ve been portrayed: as a healthy food option.  The truth is, they’re loaded with sugar and unnecessary calories, so I rarely eat them.   As someone who has studied food nutrition pretty extensively, I have no idea how they found themselves included in the healthy-foods category instead of the dessert category, because that’s totally what they are.  Desserts with fruit. Even if the ingredients are fruit, greek yogurt, and honey, your blood sugar is still going to spike from all the sugar.  But rant aside, my teen daughter, who adores smoothies, begged me to make her one and so I did.  For dessert. 😉

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Strawberry, Mango, & Kiwi Smoothie Bowl
Recipe by: Alison Howard
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

2 containers siggis yogurt (we used strawberry & coconut)
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen mango
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
1 tbsp honey
Fresh strawberries (for garnishing)
Kiwi (for garnishing)
Toasted coconut (for garnishing)
Cocoa Nibs (for garnishing)

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Add ice to reach desired smoothie consistency.
  2. Serve immediately.

Enjoy! xo