Saturday, 23 July 2016

Healthy Breakfast Idea: Smoothie Bowls!


Those of you who follow me on Instagram are probably aware about my obsession with acai and smoothie bowls... but can you really blame me? Not only are they a delicious and refreshing way to start your day but they are also incredibly nutritious, healthy and are bound to give you all the energy you'll need! Did I mention it's ridiculously quick too?

The great thing about this is you can make this however you like by altering the sweetness, adding your favourite berries, choosing any toppings you please. Below therefore are merely guidelines that you can follow but I recommend playing with the ingredients until you find that match that tingles your tastebuds...

What you'll need:
1 cup of frozen berries or Acai
1-2 bananas for sweetness
4tbsp milk  (Perhaps coconut or almond) or Yogurt 
1tsp Honey or Maple Syrup  (Optional)
Any toppings you desire... (Nuts, Chia seeds, Berries, Desiccated Coconut) 

1. Throw in all your ingredients into a blender. You want to make sure that the consistency is thick enough so that when you're topping your bowl your fruit doesn't sink to the bottom, therefore, make sure it is not soup like! To alter the consistency add more frozen berries or more yogurt/milk.

2. Pour your smoothie into a bowl and decorate however you please. I love to add chia seeds (an excellent source of protein and Omega 3) because of the way they plump up and walnuts for that crunch (yum)

3. Voila! You have yourself a healthy breakfast full of vitamins, antioxidants, healthy fats and fibre, you could even add greens such as spinach, kale or celery and for more healthy fat perhaps even avocado. 

Enjoy!