Tropical Smoothie Bowl with Blue Diamond

Tropical Smoothie Bowl with Blue Diamond

“This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds”

Who’s still melting in hot weather?!?  I am!  This week we’re back up in the 100’s.  Which I know is mild compared to those in places like Death Valley where it reached 120!  Do people actually live there?  Crazy!

The Love Nugget still insists on playing outside.  While I try to keep him indoors when it’s over 100 degrees it’s hard to argue when he’s happily playing in his sandbox while I try to get something done.  He’s in the shade so i usually allow him to play for a little while but then bring him inside to cool him down.  Which we do by enjoying lots of popsicles, frozen grapes, smoothies and smoothie bowls.

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The Love Nugget takes after me and enjoys his smoothies super thick.  Thick enough to top with granola and eat with a spoon.  Almost frozen yogurt style 🙂

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AND since it’s been so hot we’ve been enjoying a certain flavored smoothie bowl that reminds me of being on a beach, sipping on a cold, tropical beverage.

Tropical Smoothie Bowl with Blue Diamond

Tropical Smoothie Bowl with Blue Diamond

Ingredients

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1-2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup Blue Diamond Almond Coconut Milk

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse pressing down every so often.
  2. Or if you have a Vitamix, use the frozen dessert setting.
  3. Scoop into a bowl and serve with granola, shredded coconut or on it's own!
http://myhealthyhappyhome.com/2015/08/18/tropical-smoothie-bowl-with-blue-diamond/

Okay so it’s not really the same as being on a beach with an icy beverage in hand but it’s cold, healthy and delicious!  Three things that have been making the hot summer days we’ve been experiencing a little more bearable.

QUESTIONS –

  • How do you stay cool in high temperatures.
  • What’s your favorite smoothie combination?  
  • If you were on a beach, what type of beverage would you have in your hand?

Disclaimer – As a Blue Diamond Taste maker I was provided a carton of Blue Diamond Almond Coconut milk as well as compensation for this post.  All thoughts, recipes and opinions are my own. 

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Comments

  1. Melanie Zimmerman says:

    Yum..so perfect right now!! What makes it green?!?

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Ha! I forgot the spinach! Oops, thanks for pointing that out 🙂

      • Melanie Zimmerman says:

        Thanks Giselle! Of course I knew spinach COULD make it green but I wasn’t sure what in that recipe was making YOURS green lol!! 🙂 Thanks for the update

  2. Ah this looks so refreshing!! I love smoothie bowls but I’ve never made one at home. You’ve got me inspired now though 🙂

    • Melanie Zimmerman says:

      I thought it looked like avocado!! Which.. wouldn’t that be nice with the tropical vibe too!?!? Yum!!!!!

  3. OMG yum, this sounds so delicious. I’ve never had a smoothie in a bowl before, I think I’m missing out!

  4. This looks delicious! I am loving smoothie bowls this summer. Great combo!

  5. This is my kind of smoothie bowl too! Love when they are super thick and granola, yum!

  6. Yum! This looks delish!!