Incredibly simple to make and more substantial than just a drink, smoothie bowls are also an easy and tasty way to eat plenty of vegetables, protein, fibre and antioxidants to help you feel fuller throughout the morning. You can also sprinkle the bowls with homemade granola or buckwheat crunchies. To make your bowls more nutritious, aim to keep the fruit content down while increasing the protein and healthy fats. This will to keep your blood sugar level more balanced throughout the day. There are so many different variations you can try – this one is a fabulous green cleansing bowl.
Difficulty – Easy
Time – 5 minutes
Serves – 2
What’s good about it?
Spirulina is a cleanser and detoxifier, and also contains the mood-booster, L-tryptophan, an amino acid the body uses to synthesize brain chemicals such as serotonin and melatonin.
- Put all the ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor.
- Allow the mixture to stand for 5 minutes then blend until until creamy and smooth.
- Top and serve.
Including some healthy fats in your smoothie bowls will enable your body to absorb antioxidants like carotenoids more effectively. These are important for eye health and immune health.
70g/2½oz kale or spinach leaves, chopped
350ml/12fl oz/1½ cups almond milk or kefir
30g/1oz/scant 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
1 tsp spirulina powder or chlorella powder
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 ripe pear, chopped
½ small avocado, pitted, skinned and chopped
a small handful of ice cubes
Topping – berries, coconut flakes, chia seeds etc