Fresh and Fruity Smoothie Bowl

In the last year smoothie bowls have taken the world by storm. They are a simple, versatile dish that can be easily adapted to work around dietary requirements. Smoothie bowls – when done right – contain a variety of textures, temperatures and tastes, this makes the bowl exciting down to the last bite.

This recipe doesn’t necessarily have a set list of ingredients as it can be changed to suit your needs/what you have available to you. As a start here’s how I created my smoothie bowl.

The finished product.

Makes: 1x bowl

Ingredients:

  • 100ml x orange juice,
  • 200g x frozen summer fruits,
  • 1x banana,
  • 2x strawberries,
  • 1x handful of blueberries,
  • 1x handful of granola.

Method:

  1. Firstly you’re going to prepare your smoothie, put the orange juice, frozen berries and 1/2 your banana into your blender. Blend this together until the mix is smooth. This will create a spoon-able smoothie, you’ll want it to be this thickness so you can add your toppings in the next step.
The smoothie before and after blending.

2. This next part is the fun part, adding your toppings. You can place them however you like, I’ve chosen to arrange mine so they’re aesthetically pleasing. Slice your banana and strawberries so they’re easier to eat. Sprinkle on your granola and blueberries and you’re good to go.

That’s it! Honestly it is as simple as that. This meal is so fresh and delicious, sometimes the smoothie can be a little tart, so you can always add a dash of honey to sweeten it up a little. I always feel so full of energy after devouring a smoothie bowl, it really sets me up for the day and makes me feel good about what I’m putting into my body. Breakfast is the ideal time to eat a smoothie bowl, but if I feel I want a healthier version of dessert, I will whip up a quick bowl for pudding.

I’ve chosen not to put milk in mine, my chosen liquid is orange juice, but this would work with any type of milk you would rather add. The frozen berries help to keep the smoothie thick and chilled, for that reason I don’t feel the need to add ice. The granola that I used for this recipe can also be found on my blog just click here.

This recipe can be so inter-changeable! Not a fan of berries? Use frozen spinach and kiwi. Don’t like banana? Add a scoop of low fat ice-cream. So make this dish your own, put your stamp on it, that’s what cooking is all about! I would love to hear about your smoothie bowl creations, leave a comment below and tell me how you find this recipe. If you love the recipe feel free to share on your social media pages to inspire someone else!

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