Over-indulgence during the holidays is a natural thing, however it can leave us feeling quite sluggish and uncomfortable. Whenever we feel like this, we get an undeniable desire to ingest nutrient dense food *cue smoothie bowl*
The wonderful thing about making smoothie bowls is that you can make it as simple as you like or really go crazy with it. You can add extra protein, powdered greens, superfoods and more!
Here is our how to basics:
CHOOSE A FRUIT
Your choice of fruit will be the main component of your smoothie bowl. We’ve tried it with all sorts, this includes bananas, raspberries, blueberries, apples, cherries & mango! Bananas and any berries work the best in our opinion, but dont be afraid to try one that you prefer.
Whatever fruit you choose, chop em up, add to freezer bags and pop in freezer till they are completely frozen over. Most supermarkets sell frozen fruit and berries anyway, so if you tend to be short of time or are plain lazy head to the frozen section and grab a few bags.
Waitrose has a great variety of frozen fruit including Bramley apples, Cherries, Tropical Fruit & more!
GET SOME MILK
No matter your choice, any milk will work. We have tried this with Coconut Milk, Almond Milk, Hazelnut Milk and recently have favoured Vanilla Soy Milk.
The reason you need a dash of milk is so that the blender can blitz your frozen fruit with ease.
ADD SOME SPARKLE
Not actual sparkles, but you know… ingredients that add some life to it. At this point it is up to you to use your imagination! We always add some form of protein powder and greens, we have even added nut butter before and it was GOOOOD.
Or if you don’t fancy adding anything, just keep it simple instead.
Blitz together in a blender and voila, done! We favour doing this in a NutriBullet or similar as larger blenders won’t mix this as successfully unless you do a larger batch.
Tip: If you want your smoothie bowl to be thicker just add more frozen fruit, or vice versa if you want it less!
See video below for example of texture, this is how we love it.
CHERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL
1/2 Cup Milk of Choice
2 Cups Frozen Cherries
1 Scoop Vanilla Soy Protein
1 Tsp Powdered Kale
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
All all ingredients into your NutriBullet and blitz!
Pour into a bowl, eat on its own or top with your favourite ingredients.
Nutritional Info: 290cals / 1.2F / 24C / 41.8P
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HAPPY SMOOTHIE MAKING!