Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl
Although this post is sponsored by Welch’s® Frozen Fruits, all opinions are my own. #WelchsFrozenSoFresh
Smoothie bowls are one of my favorite ways to enjoy a nutritious meal. Smoothie bowls are awesome because you can make them look really beautiful and combine so many flavors and ingredients. The possibilities can be almost endless because there are so many seeds, yogurts, and fruits you can mix in. I typically use seasonal fruits, but thanks to companies like Welch’s Frozen Fruits, I can enjoy sweet and juicy blueberries all year round!
By purchasing Welch’s Frozen Fruits, I do not have to stress about not having certain fruits or berries for my smoothies. Our berry season in New England, may have already passed, but that is okay because Welch’s Frozen Fruits are picked at the peak of ripeness and then frozen to preserve their fresh flavor.
On a recent trip to our local Shaw’s Supermarket, we were super impressed with the variety of Welch’s Frozen Fruits in the frozen fruit aisle. I love that they now have three new fruit blends which pack in a nutritious punch with each serving. The new varieties available in the larger 48 oz size include:
- Welch’s 48oz Blueberry Fusion
- Welch’s 48oz Tropical Blend
- Welch’s 48oz Antioxidant Blend
We decided to pick up a 48 ounce bag of Blueberry, and a 48 ounce bag of the new Blueberry Fusion blend. This blend is amazing and contains dark sweet cherries, cultivated blueberries, mangoes, and black currants. They combine to make a delicious flavor when added to a smoothie bowl.
I love that Welch’s allows me to serve my family ripe fruits anytime of year. The resealable bags keep these already fresh-tasting fruits safe from freezer burn. We go through a few bags a week so they are never in our freezer long! My kids love their fruit so it is important that I incorporate it into their diets whenever possible. During the winter it gets cumbersome eating the same 3 in-season fruits daily, so having the option to explore tropical blends is really great!
Some ideas for adding Welch’s Frozen Fruits into your daily diet could be garnishing a cottage cheese bowl with them, adding them to jello, making punch, or even pureeing them to make freeze pops for your kids. It is getting a little chilly here in New England so freeze pops might not be the best idea for us at the moment, but some warm fruit-based muffins do sound great!
If you have never made a fruit smoothie bowl I am sure you are intrigued to try one at this point!
Here is how I made this Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl for one:
- 1/2 cup of Welch’s Frozen Blueberries
- 1/2 cup of Welch’s Blueberry Fusion * if using this blend fully, use 1 cup
- 6 ounces of yogurt
- 1/2 cup of milk *your choice
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon of unsweetened coconut
Add your fruits, milk, and yogurt to the blender, and blend until smooth and thick
Transfer the blend to your bowl, and then garnish with additional fruit, coconut, and chia seeds
Enjoy right away as a nutritious lunch idea that goes beyond the typical smoothie, and becomes more meal-like. I find when I eat a smoothie bowl, I am more satisfied both mentally, and physically. Eating out of a bowl is just much more gratifying for me.
Want to try making your own smoothie bowl? Be sure to head to Shaw’s or your local Shoprite market to purchase some Welch’s Frozen Fruits. You can score $1.00 off Welch’s Frozen Fruits with this coupon. *Valid October 1st, 2016-November 30th, 2016 while supplies last.
What’s your favorite way to have Welch’s Frozen Fruit?
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