Smoothie bowls are nothing short of a perfect quick breakfast. Great after a workout or when you just want to try something different for your mornings.
They are however not the best to have on a daily basis if you’re watching your food calorie levels. Smoothie bowls are a great way to have your fruits differently and so easy to experiment with depending on what you have on hand with you.
Here are some of my favorite, quick and easy smoothie bowl recipes made using what’s easily available here.
You can use quick cook or rolled oats for this smoothie bowl. Apple and cinnamon go so well together and the banana adds creaminess. I do not add any sweetener as the fruits here are sweet enough. Also remember, blending fruits releases their natural sugar, that is why you cannot have too many of these. You can also use natural yoghurt as a base instead of water.
I like topping with chia seeds as they are an excellent source of omega 3. yes! they are fats! Also provide fibre, iron and calcium. Baobab powder, what we call ‘mabuyu’ here, helps balance blood sugar levels, is high in vitamin C, Vitamin B6, iron and potassium just to name a few.
Beetroots are a great source of fibre, chockfull of antioxidants, and cannot only help in reducing blood pressure, but also improve blood flow. I love beetroots and use them a lot in various dishes. This smoothie bowl is also a great post workout refuel meal. Sesame seeds help reduce inflammation, support healthy bones, contain lots of fibre and great for heart health too.
Avocados are the good fats, so why not have them? Bananas and avocados are rich in potassium, which can help reduce your risk of heart disease.
Smoothie bowls are so filling and delicious, they are definitely worth the fuss. But remember, they are sugar bombs, therefore not so great for daily consumption. Also when using green vegetables, be sure of the source to avoid nasty infections and as always, clean your vegetables and fruits well.