Taste the summer with these smoothie bowl recipes

By November 13, 2017Recipes

Move over, smoothies Pixel liquidation download! Smoothie bowls are the new healthy additions to summer breakfasts. These treats are dense, filling and packed with antioxidants and vital nutrients. Get out your blender and prepare to indulge.

A Bowl of goodness

Just like smoothies, smoothie bowls are packed with antioxidants, which ensure you’re getting a dose of fruity fibre in your diet. But as they’re served in a bowl, the consistency is denser, making for a hearty breakfast that’s delicious enough to be a dessert.

Smoothie bowls also help you steer clear of the usual carbs like sugary cereals, granola and bread.

Get the best from your bowl:

  • Preserve your ripe bananas by slicing them up and sticking them in plastic bags in the freezer. You’ll reduce the waste of overripe bananas and have a nice consistency to your smoothie bowl.
  • Use frozen berries if fresh ones aren’t in season.
  • You can get as creative as you want with the toppings (nuts, seeds, fresh fruit slices, a drizzle of honey).

Basic smoothie bowl formula:

  • 1-2-part greens (spinach or kale)
  • 1-part fruit
  • 1-part protein (yoghurt, protein powder)
  • 1-part healthy fat (ground seeds, nut butter, avocado)
  • Ice
  • Liquid (water, coconut water, milk, nut milk)

You can omit the greens and add any superfood or ingredient of your choice.

Tropical green smoothie bowl

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves (or chopped ordinary spinach)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple cubes
  • A pinch of fresh, grated ginger
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • Toppings of your choice (nuts, chia seeds, pineapple slices, etc)

Add your ingredients to a blender and blend until you get the desired consistency. Place into the bowl and top with toppings of your choice.

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Peach-raspberry smoothie bowl

  • 1 cup plain yoghurt
  • 1 handful fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 peach, pitted and sliced
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • Toppings of your choice

Add the ingredients to a blender and blend until you get the desired consistency. Place into the bowl and top with toppings of your choice.

Cocoa, banana and peanut butter smoothie bowl

  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (or any nut butter of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder (available at health shops)
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • Toppings of your choice (banana slices, cacao nibs, nuts)

Add the ingredients to a blender and blend until you get the desired consistency. Place into the bowl and top with toppings of your choice.

Very-berry smoothie bowl

  • 1½ c frozen mixed berries
  • 1c fresh blueberries
  • 1c plain yoghurt
  • Toppings of your choice (dried cranberries, goji berries, pumpkin seeds, nuts)

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