These Banana Split Smoothie Bowls are your answer to a simple, delicious and healthy breakfast. Filled with all the flavors of an banana split sundae but made with creamy coconut milk yogurt and fresh fruit.
In our area, the kids have already started the new school year and if you’re a parent that means you are even busier now. Making sure homework is done, clothes are set for the next day, and ensuring your kids are getting healthy meals to give them the energy they need for the day.
My girls are all grown up but when they were in school, they really didn’t have the time to sit down to a big breakfast in the morning, nor did I have the time to make them one. Most mornings it was a bowl of cereal with fruit, or yes – one of those toaster pastries. Weekends were for the pancakes and waffles.
Breakfasts don’t have to be an ordeal to prepare. That’s why I love making smoothie bowls. They’re easy to prepare (even the night before), easily adapted to suit the fruit of the season, and best of all, healthy, Like I mentioned, my girls are adults so I make these Banana Split Smoothie Bowls for myself and yes, I mixed in a little of Barlean’s Omega Pals flax oil into the yogurt. I mean, we all need those omega 3’s!
Trust me when I say the Omega Pals do not leave a taste (other than yummy) in your mouth AND adding it to smoothies and other foods is great for kids – they won’t even know you did!
That’s a WIN for parents!
Back to School Week
It’s hard to believe it’s already time to be talking about going back to school! It seems like summer just flew right by! To celebrate and help get you ready for this busy time, we’ve got loads of great back to school recipe ideas for you, along with an awesome giveaway. Just look for them after the recipe for the yummy Banana Split Smoothie Bowls.
Tips for Making Banana Split Smoothie Bowls:
When choosing yogurt the basis of these Banana Split Smoothie Bowls, use what you know your kids will enjoy. So many choices out there! I prefer coconut milk yogurt but this recipe can be made with any yogurt.
Not a dark chocolate fan? Use regular semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Keep in mind, when making smoothie bowls, you can personalize them with different fruits. Get the kids involved with making these.
Make mini smoothie bowls to pack in lunches or have on hand for after school snacks.
These can also be made the night before and kept in the refrigerator.
I mixed in a little of the Omega Pals in the yogurt, but you can drizzle it over the top instead
Get creative with your smoothie bowls!
Banana Split Smoothie Bowls #Back2School
- 8 oz coconut milk yogurt or your favorite yogurt
- 1 1/2 tsp Barlean's Omega Pals Sensational Straw-nana Flax oil
- 1-2 tbsp raw honey or pure maple syrup
- 2-3 strawberries sliced
- 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
- 1 small banana sliced,
- 1 tbsp shredded coconut
- 1-2 tbsp pineapple tidbits
- In a small bowl, blend together the yogurt, honey, and Barlean's Omega Pals Sensational Straw-nana Flax oil.
- In rows, add toppings and serve.
- If desired, instead of mixing the flax oil with the yogurt, drizzle it over the assembled smoothie bowl.
- Smoothie bowls may be prepared the night before.
- Change up the fruits.
Check back every day for more back to school recipes from this event and me!
Meet the Recipe Sponsors
At Barlean’s, we believe people can make a difference in the world through ordinary purchases. We’re on a mission to make premium natural supplements and functional foods that feed the mind and body and using our profits to support outreach programs for people in need, both locally and around the world. We source high quality ingredients and treat everyone along our supply chain with care and respect – from the farmers who grow our ingredients, to our retailers and employees, to the people who use our products.
Whether you’re shopping for a college student moving into their first apartment or looking for appliances to simplify your weekday meal prep, Hamilton Beach Brands is here to help with your #Back2School needs. Every aspect of your day is taken care of- from a hassle-free breakfast sandwich or a sustaining smoothie in the morning, to after school snack time made simple with the Proctor Silex Air Fryer, to ensuring their outfits are ready to go the next morning with the CHI Touch Screen Iron. Hamilton Beach Brands will make this year’s back to school transition easier than ever.
Rhodes Bread is a family business dedicated to producing home-baked quality frozen bread and roll dough, frozen sweet rolls and partially baked frozen rolls. Rhodes is produced in the heart of Wisconsin with its headquarters in Utah and is devoted to helping our customers bake successfully. We offer versatile products at a great value with a no-fault guarantee.
Crispy Green is the #1 Freeze-Dried Fruit Snack in the U.S.! With no added sugar, additives or preservatives, Crispy Green’s Crispy Fruit snack line makes for the perfect snack for those back to school lunch boxes! Crispy Fruit is 100% pure fruit, nothing else!
PackIt’s Freezable Lunch Bag folds up neatly to the size of a thick book. Throw the whole bag in the freezer overnight, to activate its built-in freezable gel. By morning, the walls of the bag will be completely frozen and ready to chill just like a fridge. The Mod Lunch Bento includes 3 removable dividers that wall off thick liquids and solids, letting you separate sensitive foods and create customized spaces each time.
The Spice House
The Spice House has been a purveyor of fine spices since 1957, grinding them in small weekly batches to retain freshness and enhance their flavor profiles.
#Back2School Recipe Inspiration
For more amazing #Back2School recipes, please follow our #Back2School Pinterest board. Be sure to also check out my fellow bloggers participating all week long for more delicious dishes!
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The giveaway includes the following prizes:
- Omega Pal’s Prize Pack from Barleans
- 1 item (winner’s choice from featured products) from Hamilton Beach
- Cookbook and coupons from Rhodes Bread
- 4 six-pack bags of Crispy Fruit snacks (mixed flavors) from Crispy Green
- Best Sellers Collection Gift Box from The Spice House
- Freezable Lunch Bag + Mod Lunch Bento from PackIt
Official Rules and Conditions: One (1) winner will be chosen. Prize must be claimed within 48 hours of announcement or a new winner will be drawn. Open to US residents 18+ only. All entries will be verified. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Rafflecopter, or any other entity unless otherwise specified. Giveaway ends 08/21/2019. Enter using the widget below.
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