It is that time of the year again, when healthy eating goals are rife and everybody is eager to become the best version of themselves. The time of the year when meal plans are being exchanged across the web and gym partnerships are forming rapidly at every turn. And it is no coincidence that the fresh produce aisle at your favourite grocery store is riddled with special combo promotions either – they too are pro #HealthyLifeStyle2018.
Healthy breakfasts have become increasingly popular over the last couple of years, and even though they may never surpass infamous fad diets, the internet has made certain that anyone who wants to pursue a healthy lifestyle has the opportunity to adopt easy to maintain eating habits. Last year, we saw the popular avo and poached eggs combo on rye toast with a hint of raw salmon, and it seems breakfast smoothie bowls will be the go to, in 2018.
Made popular by healthy food bars and the growing vegan community, smoothie bowls are the perfect way to indulge in a delicious, yet healthy breakfast, while getting every dose of the nutrition your body needs to perform optimally. Not only are they easy to construct, but breakfast smoothie bowls are a fun way to get your creative juices flowing in the morning. The difference between a drinking smoothie and a smoothie bowl is the fact that it is served in a bowl (go figure) and it is topped with additional unblended fruit, nuts, cereal and seeds.
Here are a few variations to get you going, no matter what your taste buds fancy.
Mixed Berries Smoothie Bowl
For the smoothie base, blend strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, banana, coconut milk and honey. Serve in a bowl and top with strawberry slices, blueberries, raspberries, banana slices and berry muesli.
Choc Nut Smoothie Bowl
For the smoothie base, blend dark chocolate, banana, oats, low fat milk and peanut butter. Top with banana slices and roughly chopped almonds, hazelnuts, pecan and pistachio nuts.
Kale & Pineapple Green Smoothie Bowl
For the smoothie base, blend kale, pineapple chunks, kiwi, celery and coconut milk. Serve in a bowl and top with chopped kiwi, blueberries, coconut shavings and plain muesli. Add chia or flax seeds for an extra dose of Omega-3.
Mango & Pineapple Smoothie Bowl
For the smoothie base, blend mango chunks, pineapple chunks, plain yoghurt, coconut water and honey. Top with pineapple chunks, blueberries, coconut shavings and flax seeds.
Banana & Fig Smoothie Bowl
For the Smoothie base, peel and blend figs and bananas, with some Greek yoghurt and honey. Top with fig wedges, blueberries and roughly chopped almonds, hazelnuts, pecan and pistachio nuts.
The beauty of smoothie bowls lies in their versatility. Different combinations of fruits, nuts, yoghurts and cereals make for a refreshing serving every time.
What’s your favourite combination?
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