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
1 mango chopped
1 pineapple chopped
1 frozen banana
1 thumb size fresh ginger
Honey to taste (optional)
3/4cups choice of milk (rice, almond, coconut milk, whole milk)
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.
Photograph: Tracey Kelsey photography