Raspberry Banana Smoothie Bowl with Local Honey & Hemp Granola

This smoothie bowl is inspired by our recent trip to Vancouver. We had ventured to a recommended spot for breaky called Glory Juice Co. Here, they obviously have fresh pressed juice, but more importantly, they make the most incredible Acai bowls! Now, if you have ever tried to buy Acai for your breakfast, you know how damn expensive it is. This is why they charge you $15+ for it. It’s a big price to pay for one meal, but honestly, it’s so tasty and healthy that on occasion, it’s worth it. I haven’t found a spot to buy the Acai berries because we just got back. I will definitely be on the hunt soon to improve this recipe. Even without the Acai, this smoothie bowl is a real treat.

You’ve sifted through my other breakfast recipes, you know I love finding ways to make breakfast like dessert. This is another one of those times. This bowl is gluten-free and packed with fruit and nuts, so in my opinion, it’s healthy! It also contains a nice drizzle of local honey. We purchase our honey from our neighbour who is a beekeeper. It seemsIMG_6999 crazy to think your next door neighbour is keeping a bunch of bees close to where you sleep, right? All good, she actually keeps them far out in the country but brings her yield back to the house to fill the jars. The best part is that she sells them for such a reasonable price! It’s great that we get to support something so local to us, and as best as we can, support saving the bees. The other positive to local honey if you have seasonal allergies, is that the pollen from the local bees (that is blended into the honey) can help you become a little more immune to the allergens in the area. It needs to be raw honey though, which means you can’t put a teaspoon in your tea and expect it to have the same effects. If you drizzle it over your smoothie bowl, that will give you the result you’re after. I can personally say it has helped me immensely.

Ingredients: 1 banana, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, 3 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/3 cup hemp granola (I buy mine from the GF section at Food Basics), 1 tsp local honey drizzle.

Instructions: in a blender, mix banana, blueberries and raspberries with almond milk. Add more fruit or more almond milk depending on the consistency. You want it to be a bit thicker so you can eat it like a puree. Pour the mixture into a bowl and top with granola and honey drizzle.

Voila! Rise & shine with this smoothie divine.

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3 thoughts on “Raspberry Banana Smoothie Bowl with Local Honey & Hemp Granola

  1. Julie Laing | Twice As Tasty says:

    Delicious! I found your recipe through your Liebster Award nomination by Choochoo-ca-Chew and am glad I did. I just got back from a trip in the U.S. San Juans, and your recent adventure sounds just as fabulous. Have you ever tried making your own granola? It’s super easy, far less expensive than buying it, and readily adaptable to be gluten-free, nut-free–whatever you like. My recipes are here: http://twiceastasty.com/2017/02/28/granola/


  2. Mackenzie says:

    Thanks for the lovely comment Julie! I’ll be sure to check out your recipe! I have definitely made my own granola before and it’s delicious, but I’m always looking for new variations. Keep up the great blogging!


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