About a moth ago I gave smoothie bowls a go and I don’t know how I ever lived without them! They can be seen popping up all over instagram and I understand why!
I’ve been a smoothie fan for a good while now, as it’s such an easy and tasty way to pack nutrients into your system super quick. But something magic happens when you put a smoothie into a bowl. It changes your taste perception completely and makes you feel like you’re eating a dessert.
You can sprinkle them with delicious superfood toppings, that not only make them look beautiful and appetizing, but also add that extra crunch, vitamins and energy!
It’s a perfect breakfast for when you just don’t feel like porridge again and want to liven up your routine. Because people are getting really on board with them, it’s really easy to get lots of frozen food mixes in the shops, which makes them relatively inexpensive and quick to make!
Because I don’t take well to dairy, I always make mine with rice milk, which is subtly sweet and very neutral in taste. In a lot of cases, coconut or almond milk might work really nice for you instead too!
To make them, I use Breville Blend Active Blender which I had for a few years now. If you never had a power blender you need to try it – it’s amazing how easily all the frozen food blends together in less than 30 seconds!
Here are a few of my favourite, easy recipes, that I’ve tried and tested!
1. Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
Contents: Frozen Blueberries, Banana, Vanilla Extract and Rice Milk
Toppings: Gluten Free Oats, Chia Seeds, Edible Primroses
2. Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
Contents: Two Frozen Bananas, Two tbsp Cacao Powder, Frozen Blackberries, Rice Milk
Toppings: Fluten Free oats, Cacao Nibs, Chia Seeds, Stevia, Blackberries
3. Rose Smoothie Bowl
Contents: Frozen Banana, about 5 Frozen Strawberries, 1 tbs Rose Extract
Toppings: Rose Petals, Decorative Flowers
4. Coffee Smoothie Bowl
Contents: Frozen Banana, 1 tsp Cacao Powder, 1tsp of Instant Coffee with some Hot Water/1 Shot of Espresso, Vanilla Extract, Rice Milk, Sweetener of Choice
Toppings: Coffee Beans, Cacao Nibs, Gluten Free Oats
5. Turmeric Smoothie Bowl
Contents: Frozen Banana, Frozen Mango & Pineapple, 1 tsp Turmeric Powder, Pinch of Cinnamon and Ginger, Sweetener of Choice
Toppings: Bee Pollen, Dandelion Petals
6. Beetroot Smoothie Bowl
Contents: Banana, Blueberry and Frozen Beetroot / 1tsp Beetroot Powder
Toppings: Banana, Chia Seeds, Decorative Flowers, Blueberries
7. Matcha Smoothie Bowl
Contents: Frozen Banana, Pineapple/Mango/Peaches, 1tsp of Vanilla Matcha Powder, Rice Milk
Toppings: Mint Leaves, Chia Seeds, Cacao Nibs
8. Vanilla Maca Smoothie Bowl
Contents: Two Frozen Bananas, 1 tsp Maca Powder, Rice Milk, Sweetener of Choice
Toppings: Gluten Free Oats, Raspberries, Edible Primroses
9. Rum Raisin Smoothie Bowl
Contents: Frozen Banana, Rhubarb, Few Drops of Rum Essence, Rice Milk, Sweetener of Choice
Toppings: Gluten Free Oats, Raisins, Cinnamon Sticks and Star Anise for Decoration
10. Peach Smoothie Bowl
Contents: Frozen Peaches, Banana, Rice Milk
Toppings: Sliced Nectarines, Gluten Free Oats
The smoothie bowls are a joy to behold and to taste, if you haven’t tried them yet, I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy them!
If you haven’t got a blender yet, this is the one I’d recommend, there’s a a single bottle version or a family pack – I’m sure kiddies would love a version of some of these too!
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If you end up making any of these, please send me snaps on instagram @lovejoules!