Pineapple Smoothie Bowl with Strawberries and Coconut
When it comes to smoothie bowls, sometimes it's hard to reinvent the wheel. I know for myself, I often get in the groove of eating the same type of smoothie over and over again. But lately I've been inspired to get a little more artistic.
We've been getting the sweetest pineapples at our local grocery store, so I thought why not try my hand at a pineapple bowl? This is such an easy meal and looks much more complicated than it is to actually make. Plus, you have extra pineapple to use either in the smoothie or we even saved it for pizza later that night.
How to Make a Pineapple Bowl
It may seem a little intimidating, but this is so easy. You can either cut though the width or the length. I cut mine through the width, at about 3/4 up from the bottom.
- First make sure the pineapple is ripe. Best way to check is to pull the leaves out of the middle. If they come out easily, then the pineapple is ripe. Also according to the guy in my produce department, if there is any black spots on the outside, that means it's gone bad. Green, yellow or brown is fine.
- Cut the pineapple in two pieces.
- For the bowl, I cut an x through the middle with a knife that extends about a half inch from the skin (you can use the photo in this post as a reference). By doing this, you makes it way easier to scoop it out.
- Use a strong spoon to scoop out the insides of the pineapple.
- After you scoop out the insides, make sure to cut the core out of the what's left over of the pineapple.
Pineapple, Strawberry and Coconut Smoothie
- Two frozen ripe bananas (base of the smoothie)
- Handful of frozen strawberries
- Left over pineapple
- Small handful of unsweetened coconut shreds
Blend all together and place the smoothie in the pineapple bowl. Top with your favorite fruit and/or toppings.
I used strawberries, blueberries and coconut.
That's it. Super easy and delicious. And Instagram worthy to boot!