smoothie bowl tips

November 1 2016 by Jess

Our nutritionist Jess always makes some of the prettiest smoothies and smoothie bowls so we asked her for a few tips to help us create our very own superfood smoothie bowls for breakfast!

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I know smoothie bowls may seem like an odd thing to try at first, especially if you’re not used to eating your smoothies with a spoon, but I promise you’ll love them! I personally have these most mornings for breakfast because they remind me of a big bowl of ice cream with granola on top!

Jess, graze nutritionist
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There’s almost nothing better than the contrast of a thick, creamy, cold smoothie and crunchy toppings like granola, raw cocoa nibs, goji berries or shredded coconut. It’s almost like having an ice cream sundae for breakfast but with way more nutrients!

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easy steps to create your own smoothie bowl

Besides being delicious Jess loves smoothie bowls because they are “extremely filling due to the volume from the raw fruits, greens, ice and frozen fruits”. Keep reading for step by steps to build your own super smoothie bowl!

coconut milk 1

pick a liquid base

½ cup filtered water
½ cup coconut milk (unsweetened)
½ cup nut milk (unsweetened)
½ cup coconut water
½ cup green tea, brew a cup and allow to cool
½ cup chai tea, brew up a cup and allow to cool

green smoothie bowl 2

pick a plant protein

Plant
Whey
Soy

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vegetables 3

pick your greens (as many as you want!)

1 cup spinach (handful)
1 cup lacinato kale or regular kale (1 handful)
1 cup salad such as iceburg or romain lettuce
¼ cup cucumber, chopped
1-2 stalks celery
1 tablespoon mint / basil / cilantro or parsley

orange smoothie bowl 4

pick a fruit

Berries - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries (best frozen)
½ frozen banana

½ organic apple
Date (remove the pit)
Tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, melon

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cacao nibs sharing bag 5

want a flavor boost?

½ tsp ground cinnamon
Juice of ½ lemon or lime
½ tsp grated nutmeg
½ tsp turmeric powder pinch of sea salt
½ tsp vanilla powder
1 tbsp raw cacao powder

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6

add ice

1 handful ice (more as needed)

Created by @rhianamygdala​, this baobab raspberry smoothie bowl has fresh and frozen berries, peaches, grapes and our cocoa orange bites that come with a citrus-y green tea! 7

add toppings!

shredded coconut
cacao nibs
chia seeds
bee pollen
figs
goji berries
fresh berries
chopped nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, brazil nuts)
superfood powders like baobab, spirulina or acai
Granola
Pumpkin seeds

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directions:

  1. Add ingredients from #1-6 to your blender except the frozen bananas and mix until thick and creamy.
  2. You can adjust the amount of liquid ice to make it thicker or thinner, depending on how you enjoy it. The desired consistency is like soft serve ice cream.
  3. Lastly add frozen bananas and ice and blend again.
  4. Garnish with optional toppings from #7.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Jess with vegetables

By Jess, graze nutritionist.

Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to Jess's blog at jessipes.co.uk for even more.

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