Smoothie Bowl Recipes For The Whole Family
Smoothie bowls – what are they?! Well, mamas, they’re a great way to get all your vitamins first thing and are also brilliant for kids because they look colourful (like ice-cream!) and are the perfect way to get their day started. Apparently they were all the rage a couple of years ago and I’ve joined the smoothie bowl party late (hey, I’m a mama of 3 little ones, give me a break) but that doesn’t mean we can’t join in with the love now.
A smoothie bowl isn’t like a regular smoothie because it’s thicker – you need a spoon not a straw and you can add things to chew too. And making them involves blending fruit and veg (can be frozen), adding a little dairy such as yoghurt or milk (or dairy alternative if you’re intolerant – remember not too much as it has to be thick) plus nut butters, seeds, dried fruit, oat flakes – anything goes really! And then comes the arty part. Top it all off with colour and texture (remember, kids eat with their eyes first!) – some cut mango, strawberries, shredded coconut, even a few naughty chocolate flakes (come on, mamas, anything to get those 5-a-day in right?!). I’ve been getting a few ideas from instagram – here are some of my faves to see you through the week. Oh and remember, the secret of a good smoothie bowl is to have as little liquid as possible.
Blueberry Smoothie Bowl by @smoothiebowllife
Blend 4 frozen bananas with 50g frozen blueberries, 150g milk, 1tbsp acai powder. Top with berries, cacao nibs (or chocolate!), coconut flakes and kiwi slices. So pretty.
Creamy frozen banana and raspberry Smoothie Bowl by @deliciouslyella
Blend 1 frozen banana with 1 cup of raspberries (and add any nut butters, medjool dates and anything else you might like). Top with mashed berries and a sprinkling of granola. Oh yeah! My kids love it.
Green smoothie bowl by @naturallysassy
Blend 1 frozen banana with ½ an avocado, ½ cup frozen blueberries, 1/3 cup almond milk, 1-2 handfuls of spinach, 1-2 handfuls of kale. Add your fave toppings (granola, goji berries, almond butter, frozen fruit etc) and that’s it! So easy, so delicious.
DIY smoothie bowls by @rosielondoner
Blend 2 frozen bananas with 2 handfuls of frozen raspberries and a splash of almond milk.
Strawberry & Vanilla Smoothie Bowl by @tiffdiscovers
I love the smoothie bowls on this insta feed – there aren’t really any recipes attached but I’ve guessed that this is a blend of frozen banana, strawberries, blueberries, yoghurt and some vanilla – all topped with bananas, blueberries and seeds. Yummy!
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