Smoothie bowls for the win
Smoothie bowls are such the rage now, and maybe it is just a trend but I hope it is one that will stay. I don’t always get time in the week to play around with my food in the mornings, but I do love a bit of styling before I eat, feasting with my eyes. A smoothie bowl has it all; fibre, tons of vitamins and minerals, proteins. By loading your smoothie bowl with nutrient dense food it just get’s better and better. And it is loads of fun!
Blueberries are such marvelous fruit, easy to eat, packed full of anti-oxidants and versatile to use. They can be very expensive depending where you buy them from. I try to source them from my local fruit and vegetable market but most of the time I stock a bag of frozen berries in my freezer to use anytime.
I have found great deals on frozen berries and then I would be three or four bags. They are great as snacks and my children also love them.
For this recipe I used frozen berries and bananas to make a thick, creamy smoothie bowl. It is great for breakfast but can easily go through as an afternoon snack or ice cream
1 cup of frozen blueberries or mixed berries
1 ripe banana, sliced and frozen
1/2 cup milk of choice
5 ml vanilla essence
2 tbs honey
1 scoop protein powder (optional)
WHAT TOPPINGS TO ADD TO YOUR SMOOTHIE BOWL?
- Homemade granola (try this recipe)
- Chia seeds
- Toasted sunflower & pumpkin seeds
- Fresh fruit and berries
- Toasted coconut flakes
- If you want to eat more smoothie bowls, invest in a good blender like a Nutribullet or Omniblend to save time.
- Chop and freeze your fruit over the weekends when you have more time.
- Make your own granola over the weekend
- Keep your pantry stocked with seeds, nuts, frozen berries, protein powder and nutbutter