Start your day with a smoothie bowl! This delicious fresh and tangy smoothie bowl is bursting with nutrients to keep you healthy. What a great way to get your ‘five-alive’ and it appeals to kids as well as grown-ups too.
Sweet luscious berries and dried goji berries provide antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds and fibre. Chia seeds provide additional fibre and also omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Oats (gluten-free if required) provide some slow-release carbohydrates to keep you going throughout the day. Fresh limejuice adds tanginess and vitamin C.
Adding protein powder boosts the protein content (plant-based varieties work well) and helps makes this smoothie creamy without the need for dairy. I love to add omega-3 superpowder, a delicious blend of acai berry, goldenberry and flaxseed to add a further nutritional boost.
A recent discovery of mine is adding fresh mint to my smoothies. Not only does it add freshness and fragrance, but also, a good dose of vitamin A and so helps promote good eye health. Mint also contains oils that help relax the muscles in the gut wall, so helps with complaints like irritable bowl syndrome or tummy ache. It may also help improve cognitive function…so I like to think of this recipe as an energising, revitalising, immune boosting smoothie bowl with a touch of mojito-like minty freshness!
By using plant-based milk and protein powder, this smoothie bowl can be kept vegan. Gluten-free oats ensures coeliacs can enjoy it too. As with all smoothie bowls, this just takes minutes to prepare. The hardest part is deciding what topping you want!
Makes: 1X 450ml large bowl (or 2 small bowls)
Preparation time: 5 mins
- 100g fresh raspberries
- 60g fresh blackberries
- 1 small banana, ideally frozen (approx. 60g)
- 6 large mint leaves (approx. 2g)
- 1 small red apple, with skin, cut into rough chunks (approx. 90g)
- 2 tbsp. protein powder (soya bean, pea and whey varieties work well)
- 2 tbsp. instant oats (gluten-free if required)
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. dried goji berries
- 2 tsp. omega-3 superpowder
- Juice from half a lime
- 110 ml milk of choice
To decorate: Toppings of choice. I have used blackberries, raspberries, goji berries, low sugar granola, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds and a sprig of mint
Add all the smoothie ingredients into a blender and blend to combine to a smooth consistency. Pour into a bowl (or 2 bowls if having smaller portions). Decorate as desired and enjoy.
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