This summer I am obsessed with smoothie bowls. Creamy, fruity and refreshing bowls of nutrient rich happiness – what’s not to love!
Smoothie bowls are a great way to get in a variety of nutrients first thing in the morning and they’re also perfect for adding superfoods that may not be pleasant on their own.
These quick and simple smoothie bowl recipes are perfect for busy mornings or cooling down on a hot summers day, I like mine mid morning and I love to play around with different toppings. The crunchier the better – nuts, chai seeds, coconut flakes are some of my favourite toppings.
Before you start blending the key here is to use frozen fruit, it’s what gives that thick ice cream like texture and it’s also a way of increasing your vitamin and mineral intake for the day. Frozen pineapple, berries and mango are great mixtures for your smoothie bowl base.
- Blend – a handful of frozen mango and frozen pineapple, dollop of natural yogurt (I mostly go for high protein low fat options), squeeze in half a lemon and a dash of water.
- Pour – although the consistency probably won’t allow you to pour, scrape into a smoothie bowl – any bowl will do but I do love these coconut shells.
- Top – decorate as you wish. Personally the above photo has just a little too much toppings for my liking, a few nuts, a sprinkle of chai seeds and a few blueberries complete the refreshing pick me up.
- Blend – handful of frozen pineapple, around a third of a ripe avocado, 2 handfuls of spinach, squeeze of lemon, dollop of high protein Greek yoghurt.
- Pour – add more frozen pineapple to thicken consistency or a splash of almond if it’s already too thick.
- Top – chai seed, dried organic coconut flakes.
- Blend – 1 small cup of frozen blackberries, 1 small cup of frozen raspberries, 2 tbsp plain greek yoghurt, splash of almond milk – just enough to get blender moving.
- Pour – when consistency is as you wish – pour into smoothie bowl. Add more frozen fruit or half a banana to thick – splash of almond milk if too thick.
- Top – Almonds, hemp seed, coconut flakes. If chai, hemp, flax seed is new to you, try these handy superfood packs before splashing out on the lot!
A few things to avoid when whipping up a bowl of sunshine, be mindful of position size, blending reduced size which can seem like you’re consuming less, I like to lay my ingredients out, just roughly before blending them. And whilst the topping part is fun, try not to go overboard with your insta worthy creation, simple works best for me, chia seeds, hemp seed, dried organic coconut flakes, a few almonds, aaaaand enjoy!
I’d love to hear what smoothie bowl recipes you lot are loving this summer – as I mentioned….I am obsessed. Do let me know and as always, thanks for stopping by.