So smoothie bowls, what’s all the fuss you may ask? These lovely creations are so much more than something to make for pretty Instagram photos ( although I’m not denying they do make pretty Instagram photos). They are a great way to eat fruit/ vegetables if that’s not your thing, they are perfect for breakfast or as a satisfying sweet craving if you find yourself thinking about grabbing that Ben & Jerry’s in the freezer.
They are also very easy to make ( just aim for a thicker version of your regular smoothie) and you can experiment to your hearts content on different flavour combinations and toppings. Things that work well are chia seeds, fruit, cacao nibs, desiccated coconut, coconut chips or coarsely chopped nuts. The main thing is to have fun and enjoy making and eating your healthy creations.
I took my flavour inspiration from Wimbledon and berry season here in the UK, that and places like Aldi have cherries for 59p at the moment so it would be rude to not buy them right?
So how to make a bowl- it’s more assembly work really, rather than cooking but here is the recipe:
- 1 frozen banana
- Handful of spinach
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 6-8 cherries chopped
- 200 ml milk of your choice ( add more a bit at a time for your desired texture)
Blend all the ingredients together
Pour into a bowl and then decorate however you fancy. In this recipe I have used chia seeds, coconut and strawberries.
Serve and enjoy.
Have you tried a smoothie bowl yet? What are your favourite flavour combinations?