White Smoothie Bowl with Autumn Fruit

Story by Holly
White Smoothie Bowl with Autumn Fruit
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Most mornings, my husband and I will make smoothies for breakfast. We've been doing so for years now, and it's a great way for us to start the day...feeling like we are doing something good for ourselves. But I'll be honest (you've probably been there right along with me), I get hungry about 1.5 hours after drinking my "breakfast" and my stomach begins begging for something else. I think this is the moment in time that smoothie bowls were invented. Some genius, after having said smoothie feeling those pangs of hunger said "there must be more"...and the smoothie bowl was born. Right? That's how it plays out in my head, anyway. The beauty of a smoothie bowl is that they are just so much heartier than a traditional smoothie, thicker, richer, and the topping choices add to their satiating nature. The sky's the limit with what you can put on and in these beauties.

We then tossed in a healthy scoop of chia seeds to the base and sprinkled on some hearty toppings and a beautiful new tradition was born.

Though I'm singing their praises now, until recently the smoothie bowl was largely off my radar. That is, until a few weeks ago. Natalie was recently in California where she was present for the birth of her 3rd nephew. Have you ever been in the hospital with someone and all they want is food outside of its walls? Well, Natalie was given an extensive list of yummies to bring back and a smoothie bowl was on that list.

White Smoothie Bowl with Autumn Fruit

When Natalie returned home from her trip, we had a discussion of said smoothie bowl and decided to make one of our own to share with all of you. And just like that, I knew my smoothie issues were a thing of the past. We got to work deciding what to put in ours. We decided to keep the base white, because wanted ours to stand out from the crowd. We went with unsweetened almond milk, raw coconut flakes and little frozen banana chunks that I always keep on hand in the freezer for my usual smoothies (I let them get overripe before slicing them and freezing them, for extra sweetness). We always try to get the most seasonal produce, so we added persimmons and crimson pears. We then tossed in a healthy scoop of chia seeds to the base and sprinkled on some hearty toppings and a beautiful new tradition was born. Simply stunning, wonderfully nourishing, and plenty satisfying. No more mid morning snacking required.

White Smoothie Bowl with Autumn Fruit

Serves 2


2 frozen bananas, cut into 1 inch pieces
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
1 cup raw, unsweetened coconut, flaked
2 tbsp chia seeds


1 persimmon
1 pear
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup raw almonds, sliced
1/4 cup raw unsweetened coconut, flaked
1 tbsp black sesame seeds


  1. Pour milk into a blender and add coconut flakes. Let them soak for 5 minutes. Add frozen banana pieces and blend on high for 3 minutes. If there is too little liquid, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved. Add chia seeds to smoothie mixture in the blender, but do not blend them. Let them soak for 5 minutes, while you are prepping the fruit for the bowl.
  2. Thinly slice pear and persimmon. Divide smoothie into 2 bowls. Layer pear, persimmon, cinnamon, almond, coconut and sesame seeds on top of smoothie. Enjoy.