Citrus Smoothie Bowls

Celebrate citrus season with a Citrus Smoothie Bowl! It's packed with Vitamin C. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

As a parent, I’ve realized that it’s all in how you deliver information. Every child/person has a different way of getting motivated to do something. In my house growing up, my mom never really had to nudge me to work in the kitchen. I was always there. I wanted to be apart of it…from the grocery shopping, licking the beaters, setting of the table, and dish drying. I loved the pulse of the kitchen. It was/is my science lab.  Now that I think about it, perhaps I loved it because it was a place in the house where my brothers stayed away.

Celebrate citrus season with a Citrus Smoothie Bowl! It's packed with Vitamin C. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Cooper and I were loafing on the couch a few weeks ago, eating popcorn and watching the kid’s version of Chopped on the Food Network. He’s not really into cooking as I was when I was young, but  something told me that if he saw kids doing things that I do in the kitchen, he might feel more empowered/curious.  He soaked it all up like a sponge.

The next day when he asked for a snack, I suggested he fix himself one. Five minutes later I came into the kitchen and saw him standing there with a turkey sandwich (bread grilled on the panini press!) cut in half with lettuce tucked inside and a few drizzles of mustard.  Eureka. This was the way to deliver the information. Kids competition cooking shows. At least, that’s how my son is wired.

If you’re following me on Snapchat (oh gosh I KNOW! I didn’t want to be on it but I got hooked)(tshutterbean is my username), you may have seen Cooper make some smoothies (I think we’ve done 3 so far).  He’s super into it…..mostly….because there’s a smoothie involved and I let him blend stuff.

Celebrate citrus season with a Citrus Smoothie Bowl! It's packed with Vitamin C. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

This Citrus Smoothie Bowl was one of our concoctions. I added some oats to thicken it up a bit. I usually avoid smoothies because they never fill me up, but this one does. The oranges, honey, yogurt and frozen bananas are blended together for a smoothie (bowl) that tastes like an orange creamsicle.

Let’s gather our ingredients.

Celebrate citrus season with a Citrus Smoothie Bowl! It's packed with Vitamin C. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Let’s blend it all.

Celebrate citrus season with a Citrus Smoothie Bowl! It's packed with Vitamin C. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

If you want it thicker, add a banana or more oats.

Celebrate citrus season with a Citrus Smoothie Bowl! It's packed with Vitamin C. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Pile it on.

Citrus Smoothie Bowls on Shutterbean.com

It’s almost too pretty to eat!

 

Citrus Smoothie Bowls

makes enough for 1 large bowl or 2 medium servings

for the smoothie bowl

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats (gf)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 orange (peel removed)

toppings:

  • orange segments from 1 1/2 oranges (I used blood oranges & navel oranges)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
  • 1/2 banana
  • drizzle honey

To make smoothie bowls, blend bananas oats, honey, yogurt and orange until well combined.

Divide the smoothie mixture between two bowls. Top each bowl with half the orange segments, banana, and coconut flakes. Finish with a drizzle of honey and serve immediately.

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  • Vivian {Stay Alive and Cooking}

    It IS almost too pretty to eat! Thanks for sharing this, being 21 I don’t have kids yet (pheww) but I do enjoy “secretly” packing breakfast with fruits. Perhaps because I have a boyfriend who supposedly doesn’t like fruit until I make an apple-oatmeal crumble out of it or something!

  • Erin@WellPlated

    WAY TO GO Cooper, rocking the panini press! Food Network better watch out. Also, I love oatmeal in smoothies. This would keep me full and happy all morning.

  • Jean

    I was just about to make some oatmeal and add some cara cara and blood oranges and bananas. This smoothie bowl looks so much better especially on this dreary, icy morning here in Northwest New Jersey. Thanks, Tracy and Cooper!

  • Emily @ Life on Food

    Encouragement through the TV. I love it! And this bowl is gorgeous!!

  • Kathryn

    This is the prettiest food I have ever seen.

  • Michelle

    I don’t usually make citrus smoothies, but these photos have my mouth watering for one!

  • Heghineh

    Love your food photography and details, really helps,
    thank you so much for sharing

  • Cindy

    I love Cooper’s smoothie snaps! They seriously make my day.

    My mom has always said that whenever I deliver information tailored to a specific person that I’m being manipulative, but I always tell her I’m just being efficient, HA.

  • Natalia (basmatilime.blogspot.com)

    This looks really delicious!!! I love how you combine frozen banana and banana, I did a smoothie with frozen banana the other day and felt as I was drinking it that it needed a non frozen banana too.. For thickening and taste purpose,
    I was very skeptical of smoothies in the morning at the beginning… I really didn’t want to get into them because I love breakfast…Simply can’t have enough of it, and I tried them because my breakfast was slowly becoming too big. I’m not the oatmeal kind, I’m the peanut butter or avocado toast kind, and I could eat those as there was no tomorrow… I needed more and more and nothing seemed to fill me up.
    Smoothies fill me up provided I use avocado and vegan protein powder… That did it for me, it filled me up until lunch time… But on weekends… I always go back to my dear bread….

  • Laura (A Beautiful Plate)

    This is so gorgeous! I’m such a sucker for smoothie bowls – they are so much more exciting than regular smoothies in a glass, haha. And so awesome about Cooper! Must be so exciting to watch as a mom!

  • Becca

    Loved this recipe! Where did you get that beautiful tea towel, though??

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