If you have a blender - any blender, nothing fancy needed - smoothie bowls can be a fantastic breakfast option. They are tasty, nutritious and refreshing and you might feel like you're eating the rainbow out of a bowl.
The world is pretty much your oyster when it comes to assembling a smoothie bowl and therefore the health benefits vary depending on which ingredients you choose. However, a well-balanced smoothie bowl recipe tends to contain many healthy ingredients.
The base typically contains ingredients that are rich in vitamins and fibre, as well as protein and healthy fats. By adding your toppings of choice, you can add even more to the nutritional value of your smoothie bowl.
Furthermore, smoothie bowls tend to be filling, so you'll feel fuller for longer.
Here's a simple smoothie bowl recipe to try out. It provides 2 servings.
3 cups frozen berry or fruit mix of choice
3 fresh bananas
3-4 tbsp. nut butter of choice
1 cup water
6-8 ice cubes
Toppings to choose from:
Nut butter, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, granola, sliced banana, blueberries, strawberries, goji berries, hemp, sesame seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, sliced mango etc.
Place the smoothie mix ingredients in a blender and blend until thick and creamy.
Pour into a serving dish.
Top with whatever toppings take your fancy.
If using frozen bananas instead of fresh, omit the ice cubes and add 1/2 cup of water.
Once blended, you might want to add extra water.
See which consistency you like.