With the warmer weather finally here it's time to ditch the oats, quinoa and eggs (at least once a week) for a smoothie bowl.
All you will need is a good blender and 5 minutes.
It's no wonder this quick, easy and healthy meal has become the breakfast of choice recently considering you can get in a few fruit, veg and healthy fats all before 9am.. And the best part is it all arrives in a delicious thick, desert like form! Sound too good to be true - get excited - it's true.
As the name suggests a smoothie bowl is a thick smoothie you eat with a spoon, rather than a straw. Topped with nuts, seeds, coconut flakes and a million other options your smoothie bowl is given a nutrient boost, some serious crunch and texture, not to mention adds to the deliciousness.
The possibilities of toppings are literally endless with kids loving to choose and decorate their own bowl. Our personal fav is Loving Earth Chocolate Buckinis with fruit or Star Anise Activated Nuts, or Orgamix Paleo Breakfast Mix, or ...actually we have quite a few favourites : ) So good !!
If you're already on the Smoothie bowl train here is a little inspiration from a few smoothie bowl experts and if your not - jump on, you are seriously missing out. Desert for breakfast anyone - yes please !
Chocolate Orange Smoothie Bowl
2 frozen bananas
Large handful of raw cashew nuts
2 heaped desert spoons of raw cacao powder A splash of nut milk
1 teaspoon of lucuma powder
1 teaspoon of maca powder
Blend and enjoy.
Coconut Acai Bowl
Thank you Kathy Patalsky
2 frozen acai smoothie packs
1/3 cup non-dairy milk, used: almond milk (more as needed to blend)
1/4 cup coconut milk (or substitute with more almond milk)
1 large frozen banana
1/4 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
toppings: 1 tsp goji berries, 1 tsp cacao nibs, 1 tsp shredded coconut, splash of coconut milk, fresh blueberries, chopped nuts or raw jungle peanuts
First blend together the acai smoothie packs, liquid and frozen fruit. Blend the ingredients in a high speed blender until creamy, but still very thick and frosty. Add more non-dairy milk if needed to blend, but add slowly because you want your mixture as thick as possible.
After your acai is thick, frosty and blended, spoon it out into a bowl. Tip: Use a chilled bowl to keep things frosty!
Top it! Add the toppings in the recipe or add whatever you'd like! Fruit, nuts and seeds are all delicious acai bowl toppers. Serve with a spoon and enjoy right away.