I really, really love smoothie bowls. I simply can’t get enough of them. The sweet, liquid fruit, combined with crunchy toppings is absolutely all I could ever ask for in the morning. I actually go to bed dreaming about them. I particularly love this recipe as berries have a low GI, which means they do not spike your blood sugar levels in the same way as other, higher-sugar, fruits can.
Blueberries (and spinach) are also championed superfoods, filling us up with antioxidants that have anti-aging & cancer properties. They also provide excellent sources of many vitamins & minerals, and have been proven to improve the condition of our skin & hair, and boost brain function. Fairly impressive really! The bananas and dates provide natural sweetness and heaps of dietary fibre, which makes us feel nice & full. The addition of maca is optional but will simply give your body an energy boost and add an earthy flavour to the smoothie, which I personally love. I like to go a little crazy with toppings on my smoothie bowls… more fresh fruit, cacao nibs, sunflower & pumpkin seeds, goji berries, nut butters, etc., although I must say that I think the flavour combination of this recipe with my Banana & Honey Nut Granola is particularly exceptional! You can also enjoy this recipe as a simple smoothie (Strawberry & Blueberry Smoothie) if you fancy something a little simpler or you need to make a move!
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup spinach (optional)
- 2 medjool dates
- 1 tbsp maca (optional) (I use Organic Burst)
- My Banana & Honey Nut Granola
- Cacao nibs
- Put a bowl in the freezer.
- Place all of the ingredients in a food processer and blend.
- (Add almond milk or ice if the smoothie is too thick until the consistency is right to your personal taste).
- Pour the smoothie into your cold bowl and serve with toppings of your choice.