Smoothie bowls are just the most awesome, energising way to start a day! It really does make you so happy, especially when its a beautiful colour… needless to say, i have sipped away at many murky green smoothies that taste amazing but look like mud… the effect is definitely not the same!
This pink smoothie bowl is as delicious as it looks, and is packed with berry goodness. The frozen banana acts as the base for this smoothie, making it so creamy, like ice-cream! I often get asked why i freeze my bananas, and it really is only because it brings out the best in their sweet flavour and also makes them so much creamier when blended! You can in fact just blend a frozen banana with a drop of milk on its own, and you’ve got a delicious banana ice-cream, add a tsp of cacao and you’ve got a chocolate ice-cream – Those multi-talented bananas! They’re also full of goodness, they’re high in potassium and immune boosting antioxidants as well as aiding the absorption of calcium, this helps build strong bones and also prevents against kidney cancer. Bananas are also rich in fibre pectin which aids digestion and keeps you fuller for longer. You then have a handful of strawberries and frozen blueberries which add such a lovely sweetness to the smoothie. They’re antioxidant properties are amazing, so they are great foods when your in need of an immune boost! They are also Low GI fruits, keeping your blood sugar levels stable.
For a protein packed boost you have ground flaxseeds, almond butter and almond milk. In this blend you will have roughly around 12g of protein – Thats the same as two eggs! Protein is not only great for building and repairing muscle tissue, but it is harder to break down in the body which keeps you fuller for longer.
My favourite thing about smoothie bowls is adding superfood toppings that give it a crunch! I love a selection of goji berries, cacao nibs, mulberries, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, banana slices, pomegranate seeds, drizzles of tahini or almond butter and of course.. my all time favourite, granola! The recipe for my chocolate granola, which is just so amazing on top of this smoothie is in my free Super-Healthy chocolate recipe Ebook. Which you can get on the tab saying free ebook!
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
2 Tbsp ground flaxseeds
1 Tbsp Almond butter
1/2 cup homemade almond milk
Top with my cho-anola!
ADD: a handful of kale or spinach. chia seeds and goji berries.