Until recently I liked to think of myself as someone who doesn’t go along with all the latest crazes and trends. That was until I started a new job and was introduced to the delicious fruity creature called a smoothie bowl. My, oh, my – the endless opportunities this concept provides! Definitely not a morning person, I rarely have time to eat breakfast when doing an early shift (I work at a restaurant that opens at 8:00 AM on weekdays). Usually it’s a coin toss between shower and breakfast, and truthfully shower always wins. But thank universe these days are over. The beauty of the smoothie bowl lies not only in its yumminess, but also the speed at which it can be prepared. The quantities for the recipe below are actually measured out, however, once you’ve made it a couple of times, you’ll get the feel for it how much of what to add. Sadly I am not qualified to tell you about the nutritional benefits (or lack of) of this gorgeous bowl, but it certainly keeps me going till lunch break.
Ingredients per one rather large bowlful:
50 g frozen bilberries
50 g frozen strawberries
50 g frozen raspberries
50 g frozen black currants
200 g kefir (or natural yoghurt)
2 tbsp steel-cut oats (or jumbo)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp raw cocoa powder (or cocoa nibs)
1/2 tsp cinnamon (or more if you love it as much as I do)
The how to:
- Put all the above ingredients in a blender jug.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into your favourite bowl.
- Decorate (or don’t!) to the best of your liking.