Be forewarned: these smoothie bowls are addictive…
Smoothies have been trendy for quite some time. To turn them into a proper breakfast meal, the newest trend has been to serve smoothies in bowls topped with your favourite super food: chia seeds, almonds, goji berries, sunflower seeds, (home-made) granola, etc. I was a bit sceptical at the beginning, sticking to my all time favourite oats-fresh fruit- rice milk breakfast, but I have finally tried it and have to say that it is really, really tasty and a perfect way to start the day!
The basis for the smoothie are bananas, combined to any other fresh and seasonal fruit (strawberry, pineapple, peach, etc.) or vegetable (yes yes, e.g. spinach or cucumber) of your choice. Add a little milk, yoghurt or water depending on the consistency that you prefer. You can really be super creative and invent a new smoothie bowl every day… the fruit/topping combinations are endless!
Here is my suggestion for a ‘tropical’ smoothie bowl.
Ingredients (for one serving/bowl)
- 2 baby bananas, a tropical variety (keep some pieces aside for topping)
- 4-5 chunks of pineapple
- 1/2 mango
- 1/2 lime
- Rice milk (or almond milk, yohurt, water… or just no liquid at all)
N.B.: If you use very ripe fruits, no need for any sweetener. Otherwise add a little bit of honey or agave syrup.
- Shredded coconut
- Ground flax seeds
- Slices of fresh banana
1. Put all the smoothie ingredients in a blender and mix until fully blended and creamy.
2. Garnish with the topping of your choice.
3. Enjoy your bowl with some hot tea 🙂