Anyone have those morning dilemmas when you wake up and can’t seem to place what you want for breakfast?
How about those snacking predicaments where you find yourself countlessly opening up the fridge and staring endlessly into that white, cold abyss?
Yup, that’s pretty much me on a daily basis! I’m constantly on the hunt for what to eat next and my list of requirements is pretty simple: easy, delicious, and (hopefully) good for me!
Lately, I’ve been totally crushing on smoothie bowls. Not only are they a great way to use up fruit, but they are also deliciously vibrant and fun to eat! I love mixing up different combinations for my base and then going crazy experimenting with different toppings.
One of my major must-haves in smoothie bowls is texture! I’m all about different textures, so having a creamy smoothie base just begs for tons of toppings to give extra crunch and flavors! I recently discovered some new additions to the top of my smoothie bowls that not only are amazing on my morning smoothies, but also make the best snacks!
Enter: Crispy Green!
Crispy Green is the #1 Freeze Dried Fruit brand and for good reason. They make a ton of delicious flavors in easy-to-grab packages that make your snacking easy. I absolutely love their simple philosophy: keep it pure, keep it tasty and keep it wholesome. Isn’t that just the essence of what we want to fuel our bodies? Yes!
In the past, I’ve strayed away from dried fruit because companies have a tendency to add in extra sweeteners that make their product more like candy than something healthy and nutritious. Crispy Green has the most intriguing process of freeze drying that makes their fruit perfectly crispy and delicious while having no added sugars, sweeteners, or additives to enhance the taste and appearance! You can find out more about the freeze-drying process over at this nifty article!
Each package is 55 calories or less and are gluten-free, Non-GMO, Kosher and have zero fat or cholesterol. If you check their nutrition label, you’ll find that they only contain one ingredient: the fruit. Essentially, they are giving you a fun new way to enjoy fruit in a super portable package! I love slipping a few packs into my purse and keep some in my car as well for those hangry stuck-in-traffic moments.
Crispy Fruit comes in seven flavors: Apple, Asian Pear, Banana, Cantaloupe, Mango, Pineapple (my favorite), and Tangerine and can be purchased in-store and online via shop.crispygreen.com and Amazon.
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- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 banana (frozen and broken into large chunks)
- 15 frozen strawberries
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp honey
- Crispy Fruit (go crazy with the different fruit options!)
- Fresh Fruit
- Toasted Coconut
- In a large blender, combine milk, oats, banana, strawberries. Add vanilla and honey if desired. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and add toppings!