Smoothie bowls are taking the world by storm.
Mark my words, by this time next year there will be “Acaii Bowl shops” on every highstreet.
And with good reason!
A frozen fruity treat that makes a delicious breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack. A fresh way of eating fruit and veg that feels just like having a bowl of ice-cream.
If you have a good blender there’s no reason not to give them a go at home.
It’s particularly good at smoothing frozen things, so if you’re looking to invest in a new blender I thoroughly recommend them.
Anyway. Back to the bowls!
The secret to a good smoothie bowl is starting with as little liquid as possible.
You can really use any sort of frozen fruit you want, for this little pink number I kept it simple with bananas and raspberries.
2 frozen bananas (chopped before freezing)
2 handfuls of frozen raspberries
A couple splashes of almond milk
Add your frozen fruit to your blender and give it 10mins to very slightly defrost. Then have a go at blending, turn it off, push it all down, blend again, keep going.
If things still aren’t moving, let the fruit defrost just a little more and add a splash or two of liquid (almond milk, juice, water).
Patience is key here, soon things will ease up a bit and before you know it you’ll have something that looks like this…
*Ahhhhh* – angels sing!
Transfer into a bowl or two.
And now the fun starts.
Top with whatever your heart desires.
Berries, cherries, papaya, dragon fruit, passion fruit, pineapple, cherries, lychees, whatever you like.
Throw on a handful of granola for some crunch.
A scoop of sugar free nut butter for a creamy treat.
Play with textures and flavours.
Make your very own ice-cream sundae of dreams!
Pick up your bowl and go and eat it cross legged somewhere cosy, or curl up with a book (or maybe a box set?!)
There’s absolutely nothing formal about these beauties, and I guarantee that once you try them you’ll never look back.
Have a play around, experiment with flavours and different frozen fruits ‘n’ veg. If you like I’ll pop a few mini-recipes up with some ideas now and then?