Berry Smoothie Bowl

Berry Smoothie Bowl

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It's been five years since I've had a cereal for breakfast.

Which is crazy because prior to that, cereal was my go-to thing. Well, that was until I discovered how processed they are and how much nicer it tastes to have a homemade meal for breakfast.

One of my go-to meals is smoothies. However, even though they taste good, many recipes aren't filling nor energising enough to kick start the day. It can also a bit boring to drink breakfast every day.

So when I came across the idea of smoothie bowls, I thought perfect! While the recipe creation process is so similar to a smoothie, you can turn it into a more filling breakfast by adding more ingredients like chia seeds, almonds, berries and other fruits. This turned out to be the perfect balance of a bit of a smoothie, and a bit of natural home made cereal.

While in the midst of discovering new smoothie bowl recipes, there's one particular recipe that has captured my heart - a protein berry smoothie bowl.

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Filled with lots of anti-oxidant rich fruits and sources of protein, I find it to be the perfect way to start the day after a morning workout.However, one thing to watch out for when using fruits as a base for smoothies is that you can turn your meal into a sugar rush. To slow down the absorption of sugar into the blood, add a fatty companion. My go-to is Greek yoghurt. It's filled with protein, probiotics and is also great to have after a workout.

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This is honestly one of my favourite breakfast recipes

You can also try it for yourself by following the recipe below. Let me know how it tastes by leaving a comment below. I'd love to know your thoughts.


DELICIOUS BERRY SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Cook time: 5 mins / Prep Time: 3 mins / Total time: 8 mins / Yields: 1 portions / Serving Size: 1 person

INGREDIENTS FOR THE BLENDER

  • 200ml of almond milk
  • 3 handfuls of frozen currents
  • 2 handfuls of frozen berries
  • 1 banana
  • 3 tablespoons of greek yoghurt
  • Optional: Turn this into a post workout smoothie by adding protein powder. I add 60g of strawberry flavoured whey protein by MyProtein

INGREDIENTS FOR SERVING

  • 5g of chia seed (roughly 1 teaspoons)
  • a small handful of almonds
  • a small handful of fresh or defrosted berries

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Put the ingredients for the blender in the blender
  2. Blend the mixture
  3. Once blended to the consistency you like, pour the mixture into a bowl
  4. First add the chia seeds
  5. Sprinkle almonds on top of the chia seeds
  6. Add your fresh or defrosted berries to the bowl
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