Summer is pretty much here (in the Northern Hemisphere in any case) so it’s time to use spotty bananas for smoothie bowls rather than banana bread.
You know how easy it is to make smoothie bowls? SUPER easy.
The best thing about smoothie bowls is you can put in it whatever you want. See a recipe you want to try but it has YUCKY spinach in it? Don’t put it in. See a recipe you want to try but you want to put raspberries in instead of blueberries? DO IT.
The base of any good smoothie bowl is frozen bananas. When your ‘nanas get those brown spots on their skin – peel them, chop into bite sized pieces and freeze in a container.
Don’t feel limited to what you can and can’t put in a smoothie bowl, because the possibilities really are endless.
Pack in as many fruit and veggies as you can, and add whatever toppings you like.
3 x frozen bananas, thawed for 20 minutes if you have time
1 x cup frozen blueberries (or fresh – I find frozen gives more of a purple colour to the smoothie)
1 x teaspoon ground flaxseed (a great source of Omega 3 for vegans)
1/2 cup leafy green veggies (try spinach, kale, lettuce or even avocado – mix it up)
1/2 cup hemp/soy/almond/hazelnut milk
Add all of the ingredients to a blender/food processor and process until smooth.
Scrape down the sides as and when needed.
Add more milk if needed – don’t add too much as you don’t want it to go sloppy. Be patient with the blending process as it might take a few pulses/stop starts to get it mixed thoroughly, and for the bananas to go creamy.
Transfer to a small bowl and add your favourite toppings.
I’ve used a variety of the below toppings before, but use whatever you like:
- Fruit – raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, mango, kiwifruit, oranges (all can be fresh or frozen), dried goji berries, cranberries or coconut (dessicated or fresh)
- Seeds – sunflower, chia, hemp, pumpkin, sesame, poppy, buckwheat (seeds are also a great source of Omega 3, plus fiber and protein)
- Other fun stuff – granola, cacao nibs, spirulina or matcha (SO green) or chocolate/chocolate sauce
Makes 1 smoothie bowl
Time to make: 5 minutes in the blender + 5 minutes assembly = 10 minutes
On a scale of easy (1) to pull your hair out difficult (5) = 1, just blend and go!
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