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I do like to take my smoothie up a notch some days though (especially on the weekend) with a smoothie bowl. My very first smoothie bowl was essentially just a chocolate one topped with hazelnuts and it was like having a delicious chocolate treat ... that was healthy - how much better does life get?
What is a Smoothie Bowl?
Essentially a smoothie bowl is a thick smoothie served in a bowl with different toppings and it is delicious. You can have a myriad of different flavors and there are really no rules as to what you can pop on top - I have seen some amazing-looking ones on instagram.
Smoothie Bowl Recipes
The smoothie bowl that I have the most for breakfast is a chocolate cherry one.
200 ml water
2 scoops vegan chocolate protein powder (I use the Arbonne one as it's the only one I really like the taste of)
1 scoop Be Well Superfood Greens (this powder contains fruit and veg goodness and gives me energy during the day)
1 scoop daily fibre
1 tsp cacao powder
8 frozen cherries
I serve it into a bowl and then add toppings. Sometimes I add fresh raspberries and chopped nuts, sometimes I sprinkle coconut on it as I love cherries with coconut.
We couldn't get frozen cherries for a couple of weeks so I would use frozen strawberries, frozen blackberries or a combination of the two and this was also delicious.
I sometimes don't feel like chocolate, but I've never been sure what avocado would taste like in a vanilla smoothie. As I was looking through my instagram feed I came across a recipe that used zucchini in a smoothie so I reached out to the person and asked about it.
This next smoothie bowl was delicious ..
200 ml water
2 scoops vanilla protein powder (the Arbonne one of course!)
1 tsp acai powder
6 x frozen strawberries
6 x frozen blackberries
Now the zucchini added a thickness and creaminess to the smoothie, but you couldn't really taste it which was good. I wanted it a little thicker the second time I made it so I added a whole zucchini - big mistake! Zucchini has a high water content so if you want it thicker than this one reduce the water to 150 ml do not increase the amount of zucchini!
On Mother's Day, my daughter took me out to breakfast where I had a smoothie bowl that was out of this world.
Decorated with not just fruit, seeds and coconut, but flowers too!
I don't have their recipe, but I really need to up my game as you can see here -
|The Ultimate Smoothie Bowl!|
Check out some of our other smoothie reviews -
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Some time ago I began trying to eat healthier foods and cut things from my diet such as soda. One of the things I've enjoyed are green smoothies.
*By the way if you're interested in finding out more about my 30 days to healthy living and beyond plan please message me via my facebook business page or instagram. Personally I have lots more energy, my hormones are balanced, the inflammation from my rheumatoid arthritis is non existent and I've lost 13.4kg over the past 6 months.
Back to smoothie bowls - have you ever made your own smoothie bowl and what was your favorite flavor combination?
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