One of my 2017 goals was to generally eat healthier, especially fitting in more servings of produce every day. I've found that making a smoothie bowl recipe is a super quick and easy way to get more produce into my diet.This recipe is so easy and takes less than 5 minutes to make. Another thing I love about making smoothie bowls is that you can add almost anything to them and change up the toppings depending on your mood. I opted to share this mixed berry banana smoothie bowl because it is a total crowd favorite in my house. My kids love it and my hubby even liked it (despite his hate of all fads).I chose to top my smoothie bowl with fresh berries, shredded coconut, and slivered almonds. I especially like adding the nuts for some crunch. To get the right consistency in this smoothie bowl recipe, you must pre-cut and freeze your banana. It makes for the perfect consistency once it's all blended.If you haven't tried a smoothie bowl recipe before, you've got to give it a shot. \u00a0You can use this one as your base and then add or take away ingredients if you don't like them. Protein powder is optional, but I used a vegan\/plant-based powder in a vanilla flavor, and that seemed to work well. Chocolate and berries also go together, so if you prefer chocolate protein powder, that will work too (although the color might be a bit odd).What's your go-to smoothie bowl recipe?\r\nBerry Banana Smoothie Bowl Recipe\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIngredients\r\n1 heaping cup frozen mixed berries\r\n1 small ripe banana, sliced and frozen\r\n2-3 Tbsp almond milk, plus more as needed\r\n1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder of choice*\r\n\r\nOptional Toppings\r\n1 Tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut\r\n1 Tbsp \u00a0slivered almonds\r\nFresh fruit (I used blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries)\r\nDirections\r\nAdd frozen berries and banana to a blender and blend on low until small bits remain. Add a bit of almond milk and protein powder and blend on low again, scraping down sides as needed, until the mixture reaches a soft serve consistency. Scoop into 1-2 serving bowls and top with desired toppings (optional). I prefer slivered almonds, coconut, and berries. You can also add granola, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and other fruit and nuts, as you prefer.\r\nThis is best when served fresh, but leftovers can keep in the freezer for 1-2 weeks. Let thaw before enjoying.