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Blue Banana Smoothie Bowl

Photo: Caitlin Bensel; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Anna Hampton
Active time 5 mins
Total time 5 mins
Yield

Serves 1 (serving size: 2 cups)

If the captivating color doesn't convince you to give this vibrant smoothie bowl a try, the combination of flavors most certainly will. Blue spirulina powder gives this banana-apple combination its vibrant color and tea-like earthiness. Use unsweetened vanilla hemp milk to make this more spoonable. If you don't like or can't find hemp milk, any milk option would work beautifully here. Make sure you peel the banana first, then freeze it. It's very difficult to peel after the unpeeled banana is already frozen.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium frozen banana (about 7 oz.)
  • 1/2 small Fuji apple, cored and peeled (about 1 1/4 oz.)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla hemp milk
  • 1 teaspoon blue spirulina powder (such as Blue Majik)
  • 1/4 cup plain whole-milk yogurt, divided
  • 1 white-fleshed dragon fruit, halved (about 4 1/2 oz. flesh)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 257
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 2.1 g
  • protein 9 g
  • carbohydrate 43 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 172 mg
  • calcium 181 mg
  • sugars 29 g

How to Make It

  1. Combine banana, apple, ice, hemp milk, spirulina powder, and 3 tablespoons of yogurt in a blender. Process on high until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour into a serving bowl. Using a small melon baller, scoop dragon fruit flesh into balls. Garnish smoothie with dragon fruit balls and remaining 1 tablespoon yogurt.