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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few. 

Blackberry, Banana and Maple Smoothie Bowl Recipe


Blackberry, Banana and Maple Smoothie Bowl Recipe - BirdsParty.com

I grew up on smoothies. My mom used to create the most weird and wonderful concoctions of fruit and veg, all blended up into a practical and nutritious drink/snack. 

Some flavors I loved, and some I hate to this day (hello trauma of beetroot!), but now find myself passing down my love of smoothies to my kids.

And smoothie bowls are not only the latest healthy rage around, but I found it to be a super FUN and healthy snack for kids, as well as a lazy (but nutritious) breakfast option for busy gals ;) 

Major bonus points that they look totally Instagram worthy (wink) AND are super good for you!

Blackberry, Banana and Maple Smoothie Bowl Recipe - BirdsParty.com

Smoothies are usually served in glasses with cute straws. 

But the bowl allows you to make it into a pretty party on a plate (or bowl)!

Perfect for breakfast, after school snack or a smoothie bar at a baby shower or brunch also!

Blackberry, Banana and Maple Smoothie Bowl Recipe - BirdsParty.com

Making the smoothie a little thicker so you can eat it like porridge, with a spoon.

You add the healthy toppings of choice, kinda like on taco night?!
That's where the fun comes in! Kids LOVE creating their own masterpieces and making their flavor combos.

Blackberry, Banana and Maple Smoothie Bowl Recipe - BirdsParty.com

I've been experimenting with some flavors this summer, and due to my abundance of blackberries, I froze some for this very purpose. 

Frozen fruit make super cool smoothies too. Literally!
Blackberry, Banana and Maple Smoothie Bowl Recipe - BirdsParty.com

Blackberry, Banana and Maple Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Serves 4-6

Smoothie ingredients

* 200g or half a pound of blackberries
* 1 ripe banana
* 2 cups of milk ( you can sub for almond milk too )
* 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or to taste

For toppings:

* Chia seeds
* Almonds
* Blackberry
*Oats

Blackberry, Banana and Maple Smoothie Bowl Recipe - BirdsParty.com

Directions:

1) Add all the smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

2) Pour into bowls and top wit your fav garnishes. Serve at once.

For more healthy recipes ideas visit our recipe page here.

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