Tropical heaven in a bowl – Try these Smoothie bowl recipes to kick start your day!
Smoothie bowls are the most trending breakfast these days. It’s packed with nutrition, protein and seeds and is the most gorgeous and attractive breakfast or snack bowl. On top of that, topping your smoothie bowl is so much fun!
You can choose any combination of fruits, yoghurt, milk and toppings as per your choice, which makes it even more fun to experiment. You got it right - Smoothie bowls have something for everyone, and hey, I bet you will get obsessed with your smoothie routine.
Here are a few quick recipes for you to relish, especially for the first-timers.
All green smoothie bowl:
A twist to the classic green smoothie which is everyone’s favourite. Make sure it’s slightly thicker than a regular green smoothie.
Ingredients for blending:
1 small cup kale leaves
1 cup chopped green grapes
Almond milk/regular milk or plain greek yoghurt
Ice as per your choice
For toppings you need:
1 Banana- sliced
A piece of Shredded Coconut
Salted Pumpkin seeds
Freeze kale leaves, grapes and avocado for one hour before when you want to make it. Blend the frozen ingredients with ice, milk (any), yoghurt or both if you want. Check if it has a thick texture and then pour it in a bowl. Top it with sliced banana, some chopped grapes or avocado if you like, shredded coconut and salted pumpkin seeds. Drizzle it with maple syrup.
Oh! So delicious.
Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and banana smoothie.
A cup of almond milk
1 large ripe banana
1 Tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)
2 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
Chocolate chips or flakes
½ Sliced banana
Pinch of Cinnamon powder
Museli or chopped peanuts for crunch
Honey or maple syrup
Blend milk, banana, peanut butter, vanilla essence and ice together. Pour it in your favourite bowl and top it with above toppings of your choice. Drizzle it with honey/ maple syrup and cinnamon powder.
You may get addicted to this one!
Triple berry smoothie bowl
A triple berry smoothie bowl is a delicious creamy bowl of a variety of berries and fun toppings.
1 cup coconut milk (for creamy taste)
3 spoons of plain Greek yoghurt
1 cup of frozen blueberry, strawberry and raspberry.
A dash of cashew or almond butter
½ Sliced banana
Honey for drizzling
Blend the frozen berries with coconut milk, yoghurt, butter and ice together. Transfer in a bowl and add the above toppings or any other of your choice.
Feeling *berried* already? Oh yes!
Overnight soaked oats and chia smoothie bowl.
One of the most talked-about and a “No blend” smoothie is the overnight soaked oats recipe. It’s gluten-free and full of fibre and protein.
1 cup Almond milk
3 large spoons of Greek yoghurt
1-2 spoons of rolled oats
1 large spoon chia seeds
1tsp vanilla extract
Take a mason jar or an airtight container and add the rolled oats to it. In a separate bowl stir together yoghurt and chia seeds to avoid clumping. Now add milk, vanilla essence and the yoghurt and chia mix to the rolled oats and refrigerate it in an airtight container overnight.
When ready to eat in the morning just add the toppings straight to the jar or transfer in a bowl.
Before you step up your smoothie game, here are few tips to remember while making it:
Keep it less liquid; always freeze the ingredients before blending. Try adding a source of protein like nuts, chia/flax seeds, protein powder etc. and fat like coconut oil, butter or avocado.
Avoid any extra sugar, as fruits and honey are natural sweeteners.
Use herbs and spices to add to the taste, like cinnamon, cocoa powder, ginger, coconut chunks, turmeric etc.
To make it pretty, keep in mind to add the heaviest ingredient of topping in the end and never forget to add crunch.
·Never load your smoothie with too many toppings; it might make you feel sick later. Anywhere between 2-5 toppings of 2- 3 tbsp is good to go.
Anything you can stop loving about them? NEVER!
Smoothie bowls can be your daily bowl of happiness. They are pretty, delicious, and you just can’t stop experimenting with them.