4 tips on how to make your smoothie bowl taste amazing!!
Okay so smoothies bowls are hands down one of my favourite things to eat for breakfast, lunch..maybe not dinner? But for so long I could never perfect one. After reading this post, I can guarantee your next smoothie bowl will be to bloody die for, you will probably never go back to another meal. Okay that kind of sounds bad, but who doesn't want to eat a smoothies packed with fibre, healthy fats and fruits..? Yeah! I thought so
FROZEN IS BEST
I have found that using fresh fruit in a smoothie bowl is only going to make the consistency liquid like, which isn't quite ideal when you add all of your toppings and they just sink to the bottom.. rookie error guys! Frozen fruit is the best base for a smoothie bowl. I usually put over ripe bananas in the freezer so I always know I have a base for any sort of smoothie/bowls but hey, bananas are used in everything. I also use frozen blueberries and strawberries that I buy from the grocery store because who buys them fresh, doesn't eat them and then freeze them? Definitely NOT ME! Any frozen fruit or veg will rock your smoothie bowls to the core when the consistency is stirrable, smooth and nice and thick! Mmmm
NO MORE JUICE, NO MORE SUGAR
The key to a delicious and healthy smoothie bowl is to not have pointless ingredients added. While there are lots of good fats in a smoothie bowl, there is no need to include and an unnecessary amount of sugars, which are in fruit juices. Fruit juices will wipe out the taste of the rest of the ingredients. Substitute juices for coconut water or alternative unsweetened milks, like almond milk which still acts as a mixing liquid but will not take any of the taste away.
THE SECRET INGREDIENTS
Although you can't taste it, there are many ingredients you are able to include in your smoothie bowl before you wizz it all up. Black and white chia seeds go well with berry based smoothies bowls. They are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, are rich in antioxidants and also provide fibre, iron and calcium.. all that in those tiny little seeds!? Hemp seeds are also great as they are a rich in essential nutrients, they are a natural appetite suppressant which makes your body feel fuller which promotes healthy weight loss and they also improve hair, skin and nail health. Flax oil is another secret ingredient which I use in all of my smoothies and smoothie bowls. It benefits your heart health, skin health and its has anti-inflammitory properties. Other ingredients include apple peel powder, macca powder, electrolytes, collagen, do your research and find your solution. There are such great ways to hide ingredients like these into your smoothie bowl so it doesn't just taste good, but it will make you feel good and benefit your own personal wellbeing.
This is one of my favourites because who doesn't love making their smoothie bowl look pretty? Now the smoothie is where its at, however, the toppings can create a different effect. Using different textured toppings will enhance the taste and create a more filling and eatable meal..otherwise its just a smoothie.. right? I top my smoothie bowls with low calorie granola clusters that include unsalted almonds, coconut and oats. Hemp seeds and chia seeds are great to add (if you haven't already blended them up) for textures and aesthetic appearance. Cranberries are a great topper as they are quite chewy and blend in well with a spoon full of the smoothie. And the list is endless of the type of fresh fruit you are able to add. Bananas- a must! Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mango anything that floats your boat. And with your end result, you will notice how well the different textured toppings go with your smoothie bowl and strike that balance.
So now its your turn, go ahead, make yourself a smoothie bowl and please let me know YOUR secrets and tips. Im sure you'll embed most of my tips, I hope you will, but your smoothie bowl isn't a real smoothie bowl unless you include the ingredients that you love.
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen banana
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 TBS flax oil
- 1 TBS sour cherry concentrate
- 1.5 TBS chis seeds
- Granola clusters w/ cranberries and slivered almonds
- 1 banana
- Small handful of blueberries
- 1 TSP hemps seeds
- 1 TSP chia seeds