Introduction: Smoothie Bowl
Banana “ice cream” topped with Berry Chia Jam, fresh fruit, coconut, and hemp hearts.
Step 1: Ingredients
Chia Berry Jam
3 cups (1 pound) fresh or frozen berries
2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 bananas, sliced and completely frozen
Chia berry jam
Fresh berriesToppings: coconut flakes, hemp hearts, flax seeds, nuts, cashew butter, etc.
Step 2: Chia Berry Jam
Bring berries to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
Once boiling, add maple syrup, stirring frequently.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
With a wooden spoon, lightly mash berries.
Stir in chia seeds and cook until mixture thickens, stirring frequently (about 15 minutes).
Once the jam thickens, remove from heat and let cool completely.
Place in a glass jar and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Step 3: Smoothie Bowl
Slice bananas into ½-inch pieces and place in ziplock bag. Freeze for at least 2 hours.
Once banana slices are completely frozen, place them in a food processor.
Pulse the slices to break them up. Then blend until completely smooth. At first, it will look very crumbly but continue processing until completely smooth and creamy (ice cream-like texture).
Divide mixture into 4 servings.
Add 2 tbsp of Chia Berry Jam to each serving. Then top with fresh fruit, and any other toppings you like.
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