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Baklava Banana Smoothie Bowl

The classic flavors of baklava, with all those warm spices, play out beautifully in a not-so-classic Greek recipe for a smoothie. Call this the perfect Mediterranean diet snack and make sure to drizzle it with real Greek honey! You’ll love the Aegina pistachio butter as well!
Course breakfast, brunch
Cuisine Greek, Greek cuisine, Mediterranean diet
Keyword baklava, Diane Kochilas, Greek food, Greek recipes, smoothie bowl, summer recipes
PREP TIME 10 minutes
SERVES 3

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas peeled and frozen
  • 2 tbsp creamy Aegina pistachio butter or almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 – 3 teaspoons Greek honey to taste
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or more, to get desired consistency

For garnish :

  • 2 tablespoons raw shelled pistachios, coarsely chopped or 2 teaspoons each of pistachios, chopped almonds and chopped walnuts
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Additional Greek honey as desired

Instructions

  1. Add the smoothie ingredients to the blender, together with 4 to 6 ice cubes. Blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust the amount of liquid as needed. Transfer smoothie to a bowl. Garnish decoratively with chopped nuts, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzling of honey, and serve!