Ever since the advent of the NutriBullet and Vitamix we’ve all been going silly for smoothies. But if you haven’t got the latest kitchen gadgetry, you can still whizz up a storm for a nutrient-packed power punch. A basic liquidiser or humble hand blender will do the same job as some of the more expensive appliances on the market!
Lately, the smoothie has taken a new turn… Your breakfast blend just got slightly thicker, so you can serve it in a bowl! As the children sit down to summer holiday breakfasts, wave bye-bye to sugar-laden cereal and say hello to the summer smoothie bowl. One of the great things about the thicker, creamier-textured smoothie bowl is the fun you can have with toppings. Kids love sprinkles and toppings, so let them create their own from a selection of healthy choices. Olivia and I love using fresh or dried fruit, seeds, nuts and coconut chips. For a bigger boost of Va Va Voom, we often add some Frog Hollow energy bites to the mixture.
Here’s a recipe for you to try.
Summer Love Smoothie Bowl
- 1 small pot of coconut yogurt
- A handful of your favourite summer fruits, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc
- 2 medjool dates – pitted
- Desiccated coconut
- Kiwi fruit
- Coco-currant energy bites
- Puree the fruits with the yoghurt and dates and pour into a bowl.
- Decorate the top with sliced fruits, coconut and a swirl of yogurt and the energy bites.
This summer smoothie bowl makes a fabulous start to the day, or a super sweet treat to replace ice cream and other sugar-laden desserts and snacks.
Why not have a smoothie bowl decorating competition in your house? Such fun! Upload your images to Instagram and add the hashtag #froghollowsummerlove
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