Mango, pineapple, ginger and turmeric smoothie bowl

Smoothie Bowl

I know it is not mango season yet but now you can be prepared. Mango has to be my all time fravourite fruit and I can’t wait to eat them again. Here is also a Mango Chia seed pudding you can make.

Some people are still trying to get on the smoothie trend and now you have to get your head around a smoothie bowl.

It is basically a smoothie but with a thicker consistency that you can eat out of a bowl. The bonus is you can decorate it with fruits, granola, seeds  and edible flowers if that is your thing. I for one find it therapeutic but a lot of people will not be up for the fuss. It is a great way to eat more fruits and add extra fibre to your diet.

How to get a thicker consistency?

Use frozen fruit especially the banana and less liquid. It should be the consistency of a sorbet. Adding turmeric makes it extra yellow, but don’t overdo it.  Turmeric has medicanal properties  and is anti-inflammatory and packed full of anti-oxidants.

What toppings to add to your smoothie bowls?

  • Homemade granola (try this recipe)
  • Chia seeds
  • Toasted sunflower & pumpkin seeds
  • Fresh fruit and berries
  • Toasted coconut flakes
  • Nuts
  • Nutbutter

Ingredients

Serves 2
1  mango chopped
1  pineapple chopped
1 frozen banana
1tsp turmeric
1 thumb size fresh ginger
Honey to taste (optional)
3/4cups  choice of milk (rice, almond, coconut milk, whole milk)

Method:

Freeze banana in advance and chill the milk you are going to use,
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into deep bowl and decorate with chosen toppings.

Smoothie bowl

 

Photograph: Tracey Kelsey photography

About Ankie Niesing

Hi, I'm Ankie! Welcome to Wooden Spoon Kitchen, my pantry of life, love and health where we constantly stir laughter, learning, eating and cooking together!

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