Delicious Pistachio Strawberry Bowl for breakfast

Smoothie bowls are an ideal solution for a quick yet delicious breakfast for all of us who don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen preparing complicated meals.

This strawberry and pistachio bowl is a wonderful combination of all the essential nutrients your body needs for a healthy start of the day. 

Pistachio Strawberry Bowl
Pistachio Strawberry Bowl

Strawberries are among the most popular fruits (your kids most probably love it as well) on the planet.

These antioxidant-rich berries are packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium, manganese, and magnesium. 

With only 49 calories per cup, strawberries provide fantastic flavor, improve heart function, prevent cancer, boost the brain function (which can be quite handy especially in the morning before work), balance hormones, and have a mind-blowing anti-inflammatory power.

Furthermore, strawberries naturally contain salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, and ellagic acid which are reliable allies in fighting skin problems. 

Greek yogurt is another important ingredient in a healthy breakfast recipe. This creamy and almost neutral food is rich in protein, calcium, and most importantly probiotics for a healthy gut and perfect digestion.

Protein is one of the three nutrients that provide energy, transfer oxygen across cell membranes, and build muscles.

Calcium, on the other hand, is an essential mineral (responsible for healthy bones, cartilage, and strong muscles) which directly helps your vital organs function.

The tender milky texture of Greek yogurt makes it one of the most commonly used ingredients for different smoothies, milkshakes, and smoothie bowl.

Due to its specific flavor, it can easily be combined with different fruit, nuts, seeds, or food flavors. 

Finally, add finely chopped pistachios for some extra nutrient kick, a few drops of vanilla extract, and agave nectar to taste. Enjoy!

Pistachio Strawberry Bowl

Serves: 1

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, reduced-fat 
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¼ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp pistachio, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar

Direction:

Rinse strawberries under cold running water and drain in a fine-mesh sieve. After about 10-15 minutes, transfer strawberries to a baking sheet lined with a kitchen towel.

Gently brush each piece with a small piece of kitchen paper to remove any remaining water and freeze for about an hour (preferably overnight). 

Peel and chop bananas into chunks. Place in a freezer along with strawberries and freeze well before using. 

When ready to make the bowl, remove banana and strawberries from the freezer and transfer to a food processor.

Process for about 10-15 seconds to break the fruit. Now, add the remaining ingredients and about one tablespoon of agave nectar. If the mixture is not sweet enough, add some more agave nectar and mix all well. 

For a thicker mixture, reduce the almond milk and vice versa. 

Optionally, top with some fruits, nuts, and seeds. Serve the pistachio strawberry bowl immediately or refrigerate up to an hour. 

Nutrition information per serving:

  • Kcal: 357,
  • Protein: 22.5g,
  • Total Carbs: 55.1g,
  • Dietary Fibers: 5.4g,
  • Total Fat: 6.9g

Key Takeaway 

With only 49 calories per cup, strawberries provide fantastic flavor, improve heart function, prevent cancer, boost the brain function (which can be quite handy especially

in the morning before work), balance hormones, and have a mind-blowing 

anti-inflammatory power.

Funmi

Funmi is an Integrative Health Coach & A Functional Nutrition Educator. She is passionate about helping busy women discover ways to restore their Energy, Health & Well-being (their families' inclusive)

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