One of my all time favourite things are smoothies. It is such a simple concept that I’m almost amazed that people don’t spend more time making them – literally takes less than 5 minutes to make and the health benefits are incredible.
The latest Instagram trend is all about those smoothie bowls and if you haven’t seen them, you gotta get on Instagram now and have a look. They are so beautiful to look at and gives people an opportunity to make breakfast or snack times SUPER fun and engaging.
However, there are a few people out there that believe smoothie bowls are a little bit pretentious but I couldn’t disagree more and am absolutely all about the revolt on that one. Smoothies are a fantastic way of getting fruit and veg in your diet and being able to add in whatever you like plus those delicious toppings, you’re not only having a great fun time but you’re also getting enough to keep you going through the morning.
Plus smoothies are incredibly refreshing, and absolutely gorgeous to eat so, what’s the problem?
When I was a quite young, I remember being obsessed with strawberry Nesquik. My brother would make it all the time and occasionally, we’d add it to our wheetabix bowls like total rebel kids. We rarely had smoothies as children as we didn’t have a smoothie maker but I remember the first smoothie I had – strawberry and banana and it quickly became my favourite thing to drink. When adding frozen bananas and strawberries and a little less of the coconut milk, you can create your very own delicious sorbet – perfect for a smoothie bowl.
The best thing about smoothie’s is being able to add in those extra nutrients. If I am making a chocolate smoothie, I will absolutely be adding in cocoa powder as well as cacao beans for those added nutrients and if I’m making a berry themed smoothie, I’ll absolutely be adding in my beetroot powder and amla powder.
Amla powder is an Indian gooseberry, commonly known as Amla. It is a powerful nutrient and has a really delightful balance of sweet and sour but has wonderful health benefits. It is a very rich source of Vitamin C, iron and calcium and is also known to offer fantastic beauty benefits for skin and hair, including being known in reducing cell damage.
Vegan Summer Smoothie
- 250 ml Coconut Milk I use Koko Dairy Free
- 1 Frozen Banana Sliced
- 1 Fresh Banana Sliced
- 7 Frozen Strawberries
- 20 g Instant Oats 100% Instant Oats from MyProtein
- 1 tbsp Beetroot Powder From Buy Whole Foods Online
- 1 tbsp Amla Powder From Buy Whole Foods Online
- 7 Raspberries
- 8 Frozen Raspberries For Decoration
- 1 tbsp Whole Oats For Decoration
- Add in all of your fruit, nutrients and coconut milk into a food processor and whizz until nice and smooth. Pour in to bowls and sprinkle on your choice of decoration before enjoying.
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Disclaimer: Beetroot & Amla Powder gifted by Buy Whole Foods Online