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If you’ve been following my yogi/foodie Instagram account, you’ll know I LOVE smoothies. And with the help of Instagram, I’ve since discovered the wonderful art of making (and the even better art of consuming) smoothie bowls! When I first started out though, I had a lot of questions and ended up doing quite a lot of research. So I decided to compose a list of questions you might have about smoothie bowls, with a recipe video to making your own at the end. I hope this helps 🙂
WHAT IS A SMOOTHIE BOWL?
A smoothie bowl is basically a smoothie that is poured into a bowl instead of a glass, and eaten with a spoon. It often has toppings on it as well, although that isn’t entirely necessary. It serves as a meal in itself because there is usually more than in your average smoothie glass.
SO WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SMOOTHIE BOWL AND A REGULAR SMOOTHIE?
There isn’t too much difference, really. The main difference is that the smoothie bowl has a thicker consistency, which is why you can place fruits as toppings and they won’t sink to the bottom of the bowl. When you make a smoothie bowl, you’re usually making more than a smoothie so it’s a meal. Otherwise, there isn’t too much difference.
WHEN IS IT BEST TO EAT A SMOOTHIE BOWL?
Smoothie bowls are perfect for either lunch or breakfast. I prefer to eat them at lunch time. But for people who don’t usually eat breakfast, a smoothie bowl is something easy on the stomach and not too heavy, yet it gives you the nutrition you’re usually skipping out on. And for those who don’t eat much more than fruit for breakfast, a smoothie bowl is a great alternative because then you are eating more fruits without changing anything up too much – and gaining more nutrients that way too. They could either be part of the big breakfast you should be eating, or great alongside lunch!
WHY SHOULD I EAT A SMOOTHIE BOWL?
- It’s delicious.
- It’s pretty.
- Okay, let’s be serious now. Smoothie bowls are so healthy! There’s a lot of fruit in there, so you’re getting all those vitamins in. They are usually made with either water or milk – and if you’re opting for soy milk (which is common), its low in saturated fats, and is a good source of protein and calcium. Depending on the smoothies, you can include powders to give a protein or other nutrient boost into your diet too, depending on your personal needs.
WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR A SMOOTHIE BOWL?
The most important piece of equipment is the blender!
Other than that, it’s usually fruit, milk or water, and then any supplements you might want to add. I usually also include some honey in mine for a natural sweetener.
HOW DO I MAKE THIS GOOD LOOKING FOREST FRUIT SMOOTHIE FEATURED IN THIS POST?
There’s a video at the end of the post if you want a quick 30 second tutorial!
The only step: Put the ingredients below in a blender, and then pour it into a bowl. Add any fruit toppings you would like, and then enjoy!
300 grams of soy milk
2 tsp of honey
200 grams of frozen fruits of the forest
1 sliced frozen banana
2 tsp of oats
Berries (for decoration)
Olivia’s Question: Have you tried a smoothie bowl before? What did you think?
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