Over the Bank Holiday weekend, I enjoyed watching my son prepare breakfast for his little boy. The resulting smoothie bowl was eagerly received, stirred, scraped clean and a second bowl asked for which he promptly devoured. There is nothing nicer than seeing a child thoroughly enjoy food which is so full of goodness.
I decided to try it out on my husband when he arrived as I hadn’t prepared his usual bircher. He really loved it and said it was a pleasant change.
The smoothie bowl can be varied each and every time depending on what’s on offer in the fridge. Almost any fruit could be added along with kale or spinach, some nuts, seeds etc. Almond, cashew, coconut milk could be used or coconut water.
INGREDIENTS (approximate amounts)
8oz Almond milk
Avocado, peeled and de-pipped
Banana – peeled
Large handful of kale, stalks removed, or spinach
Tablespoon of milled flaxseed
A few strawberries (or any fruit)
A few blueberries for decoration
In a blender or Nutribullet, blitz the milk, avocado, banana, kale (or spinach), flaxseed, and strawberries.
Pour into a bowl.
Top with gluten-free oats, live yoghurt and a few blueberries.
With so much goodness in the bowl, it will set you up for the day.
NB: All photographs used in this blog have been taken by me, and are of food I have prepared myself.