Smoothies are a great way to get fruit in to your diet, and there are so many different flavour combinations, that you can never get bored. I know there are some people that don't see a smoothie as a meal, but my smoothie in a bowl is a filling and balanced meal that is packed full of deliciousness.
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Don't smoothies always get served in a glass? They don't have to! Look how much nicer they look when they are put in to a bowl and you get to eat it with a spoon too. Less chance of spilling it down yourself then (no? just me?).
I like serving them in a bowl as you get to add some extra ingredients on top too. If you are getting in to healthy eating, then making your food look appealing it as important as it tasting good. "The first bite is with the eye" is a bit of a cliché, but it is true. When I first started losing weight, I made me food look as visually appealing as I could to prove to myself even more that it was better for me than a bland grey ready meal.
You can make this with any of the smoothie ingredients that you usually use. I do this with my green smoothies as well (the ones with spinach and kale in them). I usually add some homemade peanut butter on top too, but I had run out.
Before we get to the recipe, I wanted to let you know about a new gadget that I have in my kitchen - the Optimum 9400 Blender from Froothie. My old blender has served me very, very well. I use it every day, usually multiple times a day. but it started cracking and it was time to throw it away. It also wasn't the most powerful blender in the world and struggled with things like nut butter, so I was exited to try something much more powerful. I have had this for a few months now, but I have held off from telling you all about it until I had enough time to try lots of different things in it.
Most of you have probably heard about the Vitamix Pro, however the Optimum 9400 is actually more powerful and not only that, but you can a 30 day money back guarantee if you are not happy with it. In my opinion, the price of it is great value, as it is cheaper than the Vitamix and with things like blenders, you get what you pay for. If you use it a lot, like me, then investing in a really good quality one is important, as you don't want it to break after a few uses.
I have made a lot of different things in my blender, like smoothies, nut milk, nut butter, dressings, sauces, dips and pastes and it has worked perfectly. It gets everything really, really smooth too - which is what you want if you are making your own nut butters. Think how expensive it is to buy clean nut butters. Making your own will save you so much money in the long run, so investing in a good blender like this is definitely worth it in my opinion. Keep a look out on the blog, as I am going to be giving one of these away very, very soon! So make sure you have signed up to my mailing list above to be updated when the competition goes live.
Ingredients - Serves 1:
- 1 banana
- 5 strawberries
- 10 blueberries
- 230ml/1 cup almond milk (you can use any milk)
- 2 tbsp oats
- 1 tbsp Chia seeds
- 1 tbsp coconut
What are your favourite smoothie ingredients? Leave a comment below!
Nutritional Information - for 1 person:
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Here are some other smoothie recipes for you to take a look at:
Pineapple, Coconut and Lemongrass Smoothie by Franglais Kitchen
*This blender was sent to me for free, however all opinions are my own. This post also contains an affiliate link*