Valentine’s Day Smoothie Bowl— This Strawberry-Banana-Coconut Smoothie bowl with letter-shaped fruits, was inspired by the little candy hearts with sweet messages. It makes for the perfect V-day healthy treat!
Truth be told, we don’t really celebrate Valentine’s day. Sure, when I was in high school, it was totally a big deal, but now 10 years in with the Mr. and a little (big) dude, it’s not a “holiday” I go crazy for. Okay, wait… Although I don’t have expectations and want the Mr. to jump through hoops on this love-filled day, I still appreciate a little thought put into it. Plan a chill casual night-in with my favorite Netflix show, some wine, and steak and lobster. Totally doable, right? I contradicted myself there…Clearly there are a little expectations! ? What can I say, a girl loves to get spoiled, and the way to my heart is through food, Sephora, and shoes. #NoShame
All joking aside, even though we don’t go all out, we still like to do a little something to celebrate the day. While the Mr. would prefer to indulge in milk chocolate all day, I’m over here completely KO’d by all the sweets from the holidays, so here comes in the Valentine’s Day Smoothie Bowl. I was completely inspired by the heart-shaped candies called “Sweethearts” with those cute little messages. I thought it would be a fun and healthy way to start the day, and the kiddos would get a kick out of it too!
But wait, there’s more! I’ve teamed up with 29 Canadian bloggers to bring you 30 Sweet Valentine’s Day Ideas to Make, Bake, and Create. SAY WHAAAAT! So make sure to check out all the fun at the bottom of the post and get your V-day on!
Now, I know what you’re thinking… You won’t keep yourself from taking advantage of a day dedicated to all things sweets—There’s no way you’ll be eating healthy on this love-filled day. I hear you and I get it. I won’t be eating healthy all day long either, but starting the morning right before indulging definitely saves me from a sugar high and crash. But with that being said, I’m not the sugar police and adding a few little chocolate treats in the smoothie bowl won’t hurt nobody. ?
Putting these smoothie bowls together was so much fun! I recently purchased these alphabet cutters on Amazon and they are the key tool to have for making those cute little fruit letters. I tested these cutters out on a few different kinds of fruit, and it definitely works best on the more firm fruit. Mango was quite the disaster no matter how thick I cut it, so I definitely suggest sticking with cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and watermelon. Now, if you (or your kids) aren’t crazy about smoothie bowls, you can replace it with yogurt instead. Also requires less work in the morning which is a total win in my books!
Not only were these cutters perfect for the smoothie bowl, but I can also see how these would be great for getting your kids to try new foods. I tested it out with my little (big) dude, and he was pretty excited to see “train” and “choo choo” written out on his plate. I’ll definitely be playing around with it to see if I can have success! Picky eating ain’t no joke.
Valentine’s Day Smoothie Bowl
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 bowl 1x
For the Smoothie Bowl:
- 1 banana
- 1 1/2 cup strawberries, frozen
- 1/2 cup So Fresh Almond-Coconut Milk
For the toppings:
- cantaloupe, cut in letters
- chia seeds
- hemp seeds
- Fresh strawberries, sliced
- Fresh bananas, sliced
- In a blender or food processor, combine banana, frozen strawberries and almond-coconut milk until completely smooth. The mixture should be thick.
- Transfer to a bowl and add toppings and your sweet valentine message.
Add your toppings according to your taste! The possibilities are endless.
30 Valentine’s Day Ideas to Make, Bake & Create
Valentine’s Day Cherry Pie by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Valentine’s Triple Berry Breakfast Parfait by Joanna at Lazy Moms Blog
Valentine’s Day Mini Bouquet with Printable Wrap by Lucy of Craftberry Bush
DIY Iron-On Mini Tote Bags for Galentine’s Day by Joann of Woman in Real Life
DIY Clay Valentine Heart Wall Hanging by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Valentine’s Day Smoothie Bowl by Kristeena of Motherhood in Stilettos
Chunky Crochet Heart Banner by Christina of The DIY Mommy
‘I’m Stuck On You Valentine’ Free Printable by Chandra of HashtagBlessed Blog
DIY Love Tees by Colleen of Lemon Thistle
Red Velvet Cheesecake by Kim of Kim Power Style
Custom Floral Dishware DIY with Temporary Tattoos by Christine of Amidst the Chaos
Valentine’s Day Keto Cheesecake by Thalita of The Learner Observer
How to Host a Mother/Daughter Galentine’s by Kelsey of Kelsey Diane Blog
Free Printable Farmhouse Style Valentine’s Day Cards by Shannon of AKA Design
GALentine’s Day Tea Party by Shauna of Satori Design for Living
Valentine Heart Necklace by Christine of The DIY Dreamer
Simple Valentine’s Day Decor by Alicia of A Burst of Beautiful
Valentine’s Sushi Recipe by Stefania of From the Playpen
Valentine’s Day Decor by Dannyelle of Life is a Party
Valentine Countdown for Kids by Heather of Raising Memories
Love Sign by Meagan of Row House Nest
Valentine’s Day Kindness Countdown Calendar by Jen of Rambling Renovators
Rustic Valentine’s Day Decor by Sarah of The Project Pile
Peach Raspberry Crisp by Brittany of My Daily Randomness
How to Make Pine Cone Roses by Jane & Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit
Handmade Paper Gift Boxes by Jessica of The Vanderveen House
DIY Valentine’s Day Pouch by Lidia of Design Inside the Box
Valentine Oreo Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home
Valentine’s Day Lunch Idea by Adriana of Chaos and Caffeine
Chocolate Cherries Baileys Cookies by Emily of daydreaming of elsewhere
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