Part 1: Smoothie bowl
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Ever had a smoothie bowl?? Clearly there is no difference it being in a cup, but the thought of it in a bowl is kinda interesting. I got this idea from the foodies on Instagram. Playing with food in a colorful way is currently my new hobby.
Smoothie bowls are thick fruit or vegetable drinks with different toppings in a bowl. With the right ingredients, they are supposed to be healthy drinks that you can feel good and slurp about it. Great for a breakfast meal, you can totally supplement it with coffee or bread.
Here are the key components of a smoothie bowl:
Vegetables: Kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, pumpkin, carrots, beets and other favorites are all great in smoothie bowls.
Fruits: Frozen fruits work the best. Fresh fruits will work, too, but you just need to add ice cubes for thickness and temperature.
Proteins: Protein powder (can be plant-based ), yogurt, chia, sesame seeds or hemp seeds, and nut butters.
Healthy fats: Add avocado, nuts, seeds or coconut oil.
Liquid: Choose water, milk (dairy or non-dairy) or coconut water. Start with a little and gradually add a small amount at a time to ensure you achieve your desired consistency.
Toppings: Granola, unsweetened coconut, fresh fruit, seeds and nuts are tasty toppings. Avoid added sugars as much as possible.
How to make “Banana + mango + blue berries smoothie bowl.”
Prep time: 5 mins Blend time: 1 min Total time: 6 mins
Yields /Serves: 1 pax
-1 sliced banana
– 1 full mango
– 1 bowl of blue berries
– 3 Tsp of water
– a knife
– chopping board
– 1/2 a banana -slices
– blue berries
– a hand full of sesame seeds
1. Always place a liquid at the base of the blender add the water, then add in the sliced banana, mango, berries – blend. NB; the smoothie has to be THICK.
2. Pour the smoothie to a bowl, align the toppings in different lines depending on the toppings you have.
NB: “There are so many toppings to use, like – shredded coconut, nuts, berries, and other sliced /diced fruits.” Frozen fruits are ideal too. Have fun making them.
3. Serve when ready.
Feel free to share your smoothie bowls, and make them colorful and appetizing.
Love and Love.