I have been meaning to try a smoothie bowl for ages. Every time I see them pop up on my instagram or pinterest feed I have serious food envy. I can’t believe it has taken me this long to try one but I can now confirm that they taste as good as they look.
The main idea of the smoothie bowl is to make a traditional smoothie thicker and more like a complete meal. Serving it in a bowl means that you can add delicious toppings and take your time enjoying it. Like traditional smoothies, the combinations are endless and they are great for sneaking in some greens that your kids wouldn’t normally eat.
For this one I added spinach, avocado, ginger, frozen berries, frozen bananas and greek yoghurt. I then blended the ingredients all together, I threw the spinach into the blender first and blitzed it before adding the remaining ingredients. Once blended I poured it into three bowls (baby bowl, kid bowl and mama bowl!) and topped with extra fruit and some chia seeds.
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- small piece of ginger*
- ½ avocado
- 2 large frozen bananas (easiest if cut into chunks)
- 1½ cup frozen mixed berries.**
- 1 cup greek yoghurt
- Blend the spinach and ginger together
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend until combined
- Pour into bowls and add toppings of choice
- Serve straight away
*The ginger gives quite a strong flavour so you may wish to miss this out if not a flavour your child likes.
** Dark berries will turn the smoothie bowl from green to purple/pink.