Whip up super yummy, nutritious smoothie bowls and you’ll have no problems getting your family up and out in the mornings, including any supermodels!
There are so many ways to make a smoothie bowl, essentially it’s a standard smoothie with less liquid and lots more fruit. The flavour choices are endless and the only limit to what goes in to a smoothie bowl, is your taste buds and imagination!
Before starting, it is worth considering the amount of fruit and any other sweeteners, natural or otherwise. I recommend, only include the amount of fruit you would normally eat in one sitting. As for sweeteners, always go natural! If you are trying to cut back, then opt for either a medjool date, maple syrup or honey. Not all three!
Word of caution, dates are a fantastic natural sweetener and vitamin rich (particularly B group) though they are little sugar bombs … so go easy!
It is also important to maintain a sensible balance between the natural sugars in the fruit with a good mix of carbohydrates and fibres through the addition of seeds, nuts, grains.
One last thing to consider! The heavier, topping ingredients should stay on on top so the consistency of the smoothie does need to be thick. This is why the fruit is best frozen and start with less liquid – you can always more as you go.
- 2 bananas, frozen
- couple of ice cubes (optional)
- 2-3 dollops of yoghurt (coconut if you are opting for dairy free, otherwise I’d recommend Greek yoghurt)
- 1 tbsp. of LSA
- 2-3 tbsp. of almond milk
- handful of berries (whatever is in season, I’ve used raspberries)
- 1/4 cup of muesli or granola (I prefer grain free)
- sprinkle of nuts or seeds of your choice (I’ve used chia seeds and macadamias)
- Place 1 and 1/2 frozen bananas in a food processor, combine with ice, yoghurt, LSA and almond milk, blitz to a smooth consistency (if its too loose add more ice or fruit)
- Decorate with the toppings, taking care spread out and place on top so they stay on top.
- Grab a spoon and enjoy!