If you’ve been searching for the perfect, easy breakfast recipe, then this smoothie bowl recipe is for you! :) If you’re anything like me, finding easy breakfast recipes is a total struggle! Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but whipping up a full breakfast buffet isn’t exactly easy! With two kids, the mornings around here are usually pretty crazy! I’m lucky if I grab so much as a protein bar on my way out the door! In the past few weeks though, I’ve been really focusing on creating fast and easy breakfast recipes. After experimenting with different breakfast recipes, I’ve absolutely fallen in love with this smoothie bowl! It’s quick, healthy, inexpensive, and even lactose intolerance friendly! :)
Finding The Best Breakfast Recipes
When Andy and I first started sifting through breakfast recipes, our main priority was convenience. We tried tons of bake-ahead casseroles, pastries, and other concoctions. Many of our breakfast recipes ended up being plenty tasty and convenient, but still weren’t perfect. By early afternoon, Andy and I both ended up feeling sluggish, hungry, or both. We both work from home, so between organizing photoshoots, writing blog posts, and every other task, having a breakfast that can keep up is important. We’re also both really trying to eat healthy, so we have plenty of energy for the day and can bring our best selves to the table every morning. Plus as parents, it’s important to know that we’re providing a healthy breakfast the kids will actually enjoy. Such an easy task right?!
My New Favorite Breakfast Recipe
The more and more I searched for the best breakfast recipes, the more recipes I kept finding for smoothie bowls. I’ve tried several smoothie bowls out at restaurants or in pre-made versions, but never actually made one myself. So, I partnered with Clover Sonoma to create the ultimate breakfast. This smoothie bowl has absolutely everything that I was looking for! The Lactose Free Fruit Smoothie recipe itself takes about 5 seconds to make. Perfect for those hectic mornings! Not to mention, it’s chock-full of healthy ingredients from fruit to Clover Sonoma’s amazing Non-GMO Lactose Free Milk. The kids love the taste and I love how easy and inexpensive the whole thing is to put together!
Fruit Smoothie Bowls are filled with Protein & Fiber
This smoothie bowl recipe is full of fruit servings and nutrition only real milk can provide! I love starting this breakfast recipe off with tons of strawberries and apple slices. Together they give the smoothie bowl such a delicious taste. You’ll forget the whole thing is actually good for you. ;) Plus, it’s amazing to watch the kids so willingly eat so much fruit! A mom’s dream come true, right?! I also blend in a full chopped up banana to sneak in a whole other serving of fruit without anyone noticing. ;) All of the fiber and some protein in bananas helps keep me feeling full throughout the morning and I love the added banana flavor!
Perfect Lactose Intolerance Breakfast Recipe
When I was initially searching through smoothie bowl recipes, I was amazed with some of the ingredients. So many of these recipes called for tons of, whipping cream, and even a few with half and half. I was definitely not interested in any of those options! A friend had recently told me about Clover Sonoma’s Non-GMO Lactose Free Milk and I knew it would be the perfect milk product for my smoothie bowl! It gives the smoothie bowl the most amazing, creamy texture! Whether you’re lactose intolerant or not, I totally recommend trying out this lactose free milk.
Best Lactose Free Milk
No one in our immediate family is lactose intolerant, but we are still crazy about Clover Sonoma’s Non-GMO Lactose Free Milk. We are HUGE milk fans at my house and go through gallons every week! As a mom, I love all of the nutrients and protein found in cow’s milk, but worry about GMOs in other brands. That’s part the reason why I’m so obsessed with Clover Sonoma and its Non-GMO Lactose Free Milk. It’s the first Non-GMO Project Verified lactose free milk on the market! I love not having to worry about the ingredients that I’m drinking or serving my kids. It’s a win-win because Charlie and Claire can’t get enough of it! Andy and I are pretty obsessed with the delicious, sweet taste of it, too. It really was the perfect addition to this smoothie bowl. Plus I love being able to share this breakfast recipe with my lactose intolerant friends! With the healthy nutrition of this lactose free milk, without the harmful ingredients, and without sacrificing taste, choosing Clover Sonoma was a no-brainer. :)
Adding On The Smoothie Bowl Toppings
Once you’ve blended together all of your fruit, Clover Sonoma Non-GMO Lactose Free milk, and other ingredients, you’re ready for toppings! With this smoothie bowl, you can go as crazy as you want! Add one of the toppings, a combination, or eat it simply as it is! Of course, my favorite variation on this breakfast recipe is to add all of the toppings together. ;) For this smoothie bowl, I chose pomegranate seeds, chia seeds, and rolled oats for some added texture – it’s all about the texture, right?! Not only are they super tasty, but these ingredients are basically healthy secret weapons! Pomegranate seeds are full of antioxidants and chia seeds are loaded with healthy Omega-3s. Even more reason to pile them on to this smoothie bowl! I can’t ever resist a slight drizzle of honey to finish the whole thing off! It’s the perfect added sweetness. For a little extra boost to the smoothie bowl recipe, you can also add some chopped almonds or more apple slices too!
Easy Smoothie Bowl Breakfast Recipe
This smoothie bowl has been our new favorite breakfast recipe these past few weeks! It’s such a fast, inexpensive, healthy, and easy breakfast recipe that’s basically designed for busy moms everywhere! Together the fruit and Clover Sonoma’s Non-GMO Lactose Free Milk, give this smoothie bowl the most amazing flavor! I promise you won’t be able to stop making it! What are some of your favorite breakfast recipes? Do you guys have any go-to smoothie bowls or lactose intolerant recipes that I should try next? :)
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl Recipe
Yield 2 Bowls
- 2 1/2 cups strawberries
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1 large apple (washed, remove core and stem)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup Clover Sonoma Non-GMO Lactose Free Milk
- 2 1/2 tbsp honey
Step 1: Add the strawberries, banana, apple, rolled oats, chia seeds, honey, ice, and Clover Sonoma Non-GMO Lactose Free Milk into a large blender.
Step 2: Pulse to combine the ingredients until the smoothie reaches a creamy consistency.
Step 3: Pour finished smoothie into a large bowl
Step 4: Top with a handful of pomegranate seeds, rolled oats, chia seeds, almonds, and apple slices. Drizzle with honey.
Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Clover Sonoma. Thank you so much for sponsoring the brands who support BFFF.