I’ve never really been a breakfast person until I discovered the smoothie bowl. It is sooooo delicious, healthy and starts your day off right! Most of all, it is versatile. You can decide on any toppings that you love. Here is my go-to recipe!
Makes 1 portion
Calories: With pineapple/raspberry & no optional ingredients- 361 calories ; With raspberry/blueberry & including the optional ingredients- 380 calories
THE SMOOTHIE BASE
- 1 frozen banana (I wait for my bananas to get ripe, peel them and cut them in two. Then I put them in the freezer. You can leave them in overnight for this recipe)
- 3/4 cup of frozen wild blueberries (any kind of blueberries will do, I love the wild ones because they are sweeter and more flavourful)
- About 6-7 strawberries (depending on the size), they can be frozen or not, I always alter between the two. The “smoothie” will have the consistency of ice cream if you use frozen ones, and will be a little more liquid (like an actual smoothie) if you use unfrozen ones.
- 1/4 cup of Almond Milk (I use Kirkland’s Organic Fortified Almond Milk with Vanilla Flavour, with only 40 calories per cup). You can use any kind, almond milk is often low-calorie.
THE FUN PART: THE TOPPINGS
- 1/2 tbsp of hemp hearts
- 1/2 tbsp of ground proactiv chia seeds
- 1 tbsp of shredded coconut
- A handful of your favourite fruits (I used blueberry & raspberry , and raspberry & pineapple)
- 1 tbsp of granola (OPTIONAL)
- 1 tsp of pumpkin seeds (OPTIONAL)
- Blend together all the ingredients of the smoothie base (if you are using an old, cheap and half-broken blender like I am, pulse through until the mixture stops moving, then open the blender and mix with a spoon, pulse again, and do this until it is well blended. It will be easier if you use unfrozen strawberries).
- Once well-blended, pour the smoothie-base into a bowl and add the toppings!
The nutritional information is for the smoothie base only!