16 May 2017

Smoothie Bowl Formula

Smoothies are a really quick and easy way to get a lot of good without a lot of preparation, dirty dishes, or effort to consume. My husband is a frequent smoothie drinker and I've been telling myself, I really need to make them for myself (and the boys) more often.

As where he often likes things that are super fast and he can have out of a shaker cup (why do we even buy dishes?) I like to sit down and enjoy things - be it a cup of coffee, a hot meal, or in this case a smoothie. With that, smoothie bowls quickly became my new love.

Below, I've laid out the formula for making the perfect smoothie bowl (full of favour, nutrients and most of all with a perfect thick consistency) and sharing the recipe photographed here.

Smoothie Thickener
(tofu, nut butter, or greek yogurt
& frozen banana or fresh avocado).
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Liquid
(filtered or coconut water, milk or non-dairy milk, fruit or veggie juice)
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Frozen Plant
(preference, commonly made with berries and/or spinach or kale)
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Protein Powder or Additive
(optional, provides added nutrition)
* Blend until smooth and thick before pouring into bowl.
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Healthy Toppings
(preference, commonly diced or sliced fruit, nuts, seeds, coconut, granola). 


The bowl pictured here, was a thickened spin off of the Oh She Glow's Chocolate Hemp Smoothie. I simply added a half more banana, oats, and peanut butter protein powder. We topped it with some of my favourites, some of R's. From left to right: whole pecans, pumpkin seeds, sliced almonds, chia seeds, and unsweetened coconut.

** Large, whole nuts aren't ideal for new chewers or babes like R who don't have their full set of molars just yet. The pumpkin seeds and sliced or crumbled nuts he eats.

Serve right away and enjoy!

XO, Olivia Murray.
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