Every spring I look forward to picking strawberries the same way I look forward to picking apples in fall. It’s like a seasonal rite of passage.
But then when the time actually comes to do the picking, typically my basket isn’t even halfway full when I end up thinking about how much easier it would be to just buy the fruit pre-picked. So it goes every year, lol.
And then there’s the issue of what to do with all that fruit. I’m not usually much of a jam maker unless I’m making it to give away (because neither Mike nor I really eat it much), so I inevitably end up with way to many berries (and apples, but we’ll get there in a few months). I like to freeze them to extend their shelf life, and then use them to make things like fruit cobblers, strawberry sauce, and smoothies.
My Strawberries and Cream Smoothie Bowl features frozen strawberries and GO Veggie! Dairy Free Strawberry Cream Cheese; there are a couple other additions, but really those two ingredients sum up the flavor profile. The GO Veggie! cream cheese gives it a rich, silky texture while keeping it lactose, gluten, and dairy free (with more calcium than regular cream cheese!).
One of the things I love most about serving this smoothie bowl for breakfast is that it’s just a little different from the norm, which makes it fun. We all know that smoothies in general are a great way to get kids to eat more fruits and veggies, but if you make the smoothie just a touch thicker and serve it in a bowl with a spoon and set out a few toppings to create a smoothie bowl bar, suddenly smoothies are a fresh and exciting breakfast idea.
How perfect would a smoothie bowl bar be for a summer vacation sleepover breakfast? I think it may just make you mom of the year, or at least the coolest mom on the street.
What would you top your Strawberry and Cream Smoothie Bowl with?
- 1½ cups (210 g) frozen strawberries
- ¼ cup GO Veggie! Dairy Free Strawberry Cream Cheese
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons (150 ml) water (reduce to ½ cup/120 ml for a super thick smoothie bowl)
- 1 teaspoon honey (more or less to taste)
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 pinch sea salt
- Optional Topping Ideas:
- Fresh sliced strawberries, sliced bananas, blueberries
- Chocolate chips
- Shredded coconut
- Add all ingredients (except toppings) to a blender and process until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
Disclosure: I received the GO Veggie! products that I used in this recipe for free, and I also received compensation for this post. I am happy for the opportunity to share brands that I believe in with my readers, and I hope you enjoy my recipe. As always, opinions stated are my own.