If you’re looking for an easy, healthy breakfast that doesn’t require too much thought, look no further than the simple smoothie bowl. I love this breakfast (or dessert) because it is uncomplicated and almost effortless to make, yet there are so many variations which means that you’ll never get bored. So, I thought I’d share my favourite smoothie bowl breakfast recipes!
Essentially, the smoothie bowl consists of three simple ingredients; frozen bananas, frozen berries and some (usually) non-dairy milk such as coconut or almond. Prep your bananas by peeling them before freezing alongside your shop-bought frozen berries, and you’re more or less good to go.
In the morning, when your eyes are still half closed with sleep, putting it together is super easy. Simply pop everything into a blender and add the non-dairy milk until you reach your desired consistency. The key is to blend everything on a low setting, using a plastic spatula to scrape anything left on the sides back into the mixture.
Once you’re done, it’s time to add the toppings. My favourites include coconut shavings, chia seeds, flax seeds and cocoa nibs. Since there’s already a fair bit of fruit in the actual smoothie itself, there’s no need to add any as a topping unless you want it to look even more appetising!
Finally, you can also add protein powder whilst blending, should you wish. I use Nuzest powder, but your usual protein powder should be ok. Feel free to experiment with a range of frozen fruit. The beauty of the smoothie bowl is that each day can be completely different!Below are some of my favourites.
~ Mango And Apple ~
☆2 frozen bananas
☆Hemp protein powder
☆ Top with coconut, raspberries, almonds, and strawberries
~ Pineapple Protein Punch ~
☆ 2 frozen bananas
☆ 2 slices of frozen pineapple
☆ Handful of frozen blueberries
☆ Handful of strawberries
☆ 1 teaspoon hemp protein powder
☆ 1 teaspoon spirulina powder
☆ Almond milk (added gradually until you reach your desired consistency)
☆ Top with chia seeds, flax seeds, and two strawberries cut into halves
~ Mango, Blueberry, Banana & Spinach ~
For ease of use and for cost purposes, most of the fruit I use in my smoothies is already frozen. This way, I don’t have to worry about fresh berries going off as soon as I put them in the fridge! If I had to choose my favourite smoothie, it would be this one.
☆ Frozen blueberries
☆ 1 Frozen banana
☆ 2 or 3 ‘pieces’ of frozen spinach
☆ Frozen mango
☆ Almond milk (no added sugar) until container is full to the maximum level
Optional extras: Protein powder (I like NuZest), Oats, cashew nut butter, spirulina powder.
Simply pop everything together, blend and enjoy! As most of the ingredients are frozen, you’ll need a strong blender. I also don’t particularly ‘measure’ my ingredients, as I prefer to adjust according to taste and consistency on a daily basis. It goes without saying that if you want a thicker smoothie, add more fruit and veg and use less milk. Do the opposite if you want a thinner consistency.I really hope you enjoy these smoothie options; please do let me know your thoughts!