Who doesn’t love a smoothie bowl?! They taste delicious and they look pretty plus I love anything that you can eat out of a bowl (I’m a bit weird like that – bowl foods are my favourite!) This morning I had a busy morning getting my son ready for nursery, errands and completing a presentation for some apartments I’m working on. Before I knew it, it was 11.30am and I hadn’t eaten. I was starving! So I whipped up this smoothie bowl.
Smoothie bowls are the perfect go to for a meal packed full of nutrients as well as being quick and simple to make. You can pretty much put anything in a smoothie bowl. I think the key is to get a good balance of fruit & veg, a splash of nut milk and maybe some supplements to give you that extra boost.
This morning I made this predominantly green smoothie but it was definitely nutritious and delicious. I got the recipe from a book called Bowls of Goodness by Nina Olsson and just amended the quantities slightly according to what I felt like I needed. If you also like bowl foods then I couldn’t recommend this cook book enough; it is full of nourishing vegetarian recipes.
- 1/2 a ripe avocado
- 1 small banana
- 1 teaspoon of Naturya organic greens blend (or any other supplement you may wish to add)
- A handful of spinach
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- Drizzle of olive oil
- Tiny pinch of grey sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 mango peeled, stoned and chopped up
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 75 ml of nut milk (I use Rude Health)
You can use anything for the toppings but this morning I used coconut shavings, blueberries, raspberries and pumpkin seeds.
Whizz everything together in a blender or NutriBullet. Pour into a bowl. Top with your choice of fruit, nuts and seeds. Simple & quick!
Nutritional Nugget: I love the Organic Green Blends from Naturya because it provides you with a boost of Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, Iron and Zinc. All of these Vitamins and Minerals are key to your body working properly. Vitamin E & C both work as antioxidants. Vitamin B12 is key for energy and plays an important roll in cell metabolism. It is most acutely found in animal proteins so as a veggie its key to supplement this into your diet. Finally iron and zinc are essential micronutrients for growth, development and maintenance of the immune system.