While I’m 100% home-bound right now, with no upcoming travel plans (that I know of) in my near future, the closest I can get to a tropical getaway is right here in these coconut smoothie bowls.
Don’t coconuts just remind you of summer, beaches, and warm weather?!
They do for me. And while some photos I take are strictly “for the gram” – like these – sometimes I like to throw them up on the blog and spread the inspiration here, too!
These coconut smoothie bowls not only serve as a sweet reminder of summer, but they’re perfect for entertaining, too!
After I made them, I started thinking of all the ways I could incorporate them into dinner parties or get-togethers at my place.
Greeting guests at the door with a personalized coconut… Or adding in those little tropical drink umbrellas you get when your on vacation… Or hosting a full blown summer in winter party, where the magic really is in the details.
For families with kiddos, how fun would it be be to have a “create your own coconut smoothie bowl” station at a birthday party?!
Granted, opening coconuts is serious business, so at the very least, the party station could be a “decorate your own bowl” station!
And then there are those days where you just wanna sit back in the couch, forget your day and escape to tropical paradise! No? Just me?
When I shared these coconut smoothie bowls on Instagram, I knew I had to share the recipe on Inspired by Nick! The social reach aspect of sharing my creations with all of you, always seems to blow my mind. To think I can reach a great number of people with one photo share, just always seems so surreal to me.
Inspired by Nick really was created out of my passion for healthy living, and it’s always so cool to see that take form. From my kitchen to yours, here’s the recipe for these sweet summer, tropical coconut smoothie bowls!
Tropical Coconut Smoothie Bowls Recipe
- 2 coconuts
- 1 cup almond milk (water works, too)
- 2 bananas
- 2 cups of frozen berries
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 heaping tbsp peanut butter
- Frozen berries and coconut flakes for garnish
Make sure you’ve cracked open your coconuts before beginning!
Next, in a blender, combine your bananas, berries, almond milk, cinnamon, chia seeds, and peanut butter and blend until smooth.
I used ramekins to prop up my coconut halves. Once steady and standing, pour your smoothie blend into each half and garnish with any toppings you please.
I love these flash frozen berries I used. Stay tuned for a fun tutorial video I’m putting together to show you just how I get them to look this frosty!
Nick Joly | Inspired by Nick