I grew up on smoothies. My mom used to create the most weird and wonderful concoctions of fruit and veg, all blended up into a practical and nutritious drink/snack.
Some flavors I loved, and some I hate to this day (hello trauma of beetroot!), but now find myself passing down my love of smoothies to my kids.
And smoothie bowls are not only the latest healthy rage around, but I found it to be a super FUN and healthy snack for kids, as well as a lazy (but nutritious) breakfast option for busy gals ;)
Major bonus points that they look totally Instagram worthy (wink) AND are super good for you!
Smoothies are usually served in glasses with cute straws.
But the bowl allows you to make it into a pretty party on a plate (or bowl)!
Perfect for breakfast, after school snack or a smoothie bar at a baby shower or brunch also!
Making the smoothie a little thicker so you can eat it like porridge, with a spoon.
You add the healthy toppings of choice, kinda like on taco night?!That's where the fun comes in! Kids LOVE creating their own masterpieces and making their flavor combos.
I've been experimenting with some flavors this summer, and due to my abundance of blackberries, I froze some for this very purpose.
Frozen fruit make super cool smoothies too. Literally!
Blackberry, Banana and Maple Smoothie Bowl Recipe
* 200g or half a pound of blackberries* 1 ripe banana* 2 cups of milk ( you can sub for almond milk too )* 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or to taste
* Chia seeds* Almonds* Blackberry*Oats
1) Add all the smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
2) Pour into bowls and top wit your fav garnishes. Serve at once.