Sensational smoothie bowl

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Spending the past few days mainly on the couch thanks to a nasty bug has been a bit of a wake-up call. Firstly, I have learnt I need to invest in some better DVDs, and secondly, I need to make sure I am getting much more nutrients from my diet.

My immune system has taken a big hit with this illness and I wanted to give it a little pick-me-up today, so I decided to make my first smoothie bowl. Now, I had seen some pretty sensational smoothie bowls floating around on social media lately but had never tried to make one myself.

I kept it simple and used ingredients I already had in my kitchen, but I already have some ideas of what else I would add next time.

Ingredients:

  • Frozen mixed berries including blueberries and blackberries
  • Ice
  • Skim milk
  • Muesli with rolled oats, dried cranberries, apples and pears, pumpkin seeds and almonds
  • Shaved coconut
  • Strawberries
  • Frozen raspberries
  • Maple syrup

Method:

To make the smoothie mixture I first crushed some ice cubes to make them easier to blend with our stick blender and then added them to the blender cup. Then I threw in at least a cup full of frozen berries. Finally I added in a little milk and started blending. As I went along I added more milk when needed to ensure a thick, but smooth, consistency.

I filled the bottom of the bowl with some delicious muesli from The Muesli Bar, before topping it with the smoothie mixture.

Then it’s time to decorate your smoothie bowl. I added a line of coconut, a line of muesli, a line of raspberries and a strawberry. To top it off I added a drizzle of maple syrup. It’s that simple.

So have you tried making a smoothie bowl yet? If you have any ideas of what else I could add to the bowl I’d love to hear them so feel free to share.

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