This is the very first Hey, Alana recipe!
I’ll admit, I might be more excited than anyone about this. But, let me tell you why.
I have loved cooking for my entire life (and eating is truly one of my favorite activities). But, when I started Hey, Alana, I figured that I should stick to one specific style of blogging for the sake of consistency.
But, my friend Lindsey who created Sparrows & Lily convinced me to share my recipes with you. One evening we were sitting on her couch and she said, “This blog is your baby, you can do whatever you want with it. Don’t limit yourself.”
So, here I go, helping my blog baby grow and flourish. Maybe it’s okay that Hey, Alana has various aspects to it. I love people, food, and writing, so it makes sense for me to share all of those parts of myself with you.
Oh, before I reveal my top-secret smoothie bowl recipe, I want to make something very clear: I am a 22-year-old aspiring blogger/writer who lives on her own. Ain’t nobody got money for expensive food.
All of the recipes I share with you will be things I actually eat. So, don’t expect lobster bisque and beef tenderloin. Expect chicken, rice & asparagus with a yummy Alana twist that won’t break the bank.
So, without further ado, here’s my first recipe:
My Favorite Mango Berry Smoothie Bowl
- Mixed berries
- Almond Milk
- Toppings of your choice (chia seeds, coconut, bananas, cacao nibs, and granola are just a few options – your choices are truly endless!)
- Optional – Protein powder (I like this one!)
1. Grab a bowl!
2. Fill ⅓ of the bowl with berries, ⅓ with mango, and add a whole banana. (You can use fresh or frozen fruit here. I like using frozen because it gives the smoothie an ice cream like texture. And who doesn’t want ice cream for breakfast?!)
3. Pour 1 cup of almond milk in your blender. (Add more milk if you want a thinner smoothie or less if you want it to be thicker.)
4. Add the fruit and protein powder.
5. Blend away until you have your desired consistency. (I have a special smoothie button on my blender, but it usually takes about 30 seconds.)
6. Pour your smoothie in the bowl. Add toppings. (I usually use whatever I have in my cabinets. This time it was granola, chia seeds, coconut, & frozen blueberries.)
7. Get a spoon and enjoy your wonderful creation of deliciousness.