Thursday, 10 September 2015

Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

On August 1st, I became a vegetarian... for the month. I've wanted to become a vegetarian for a while now but I've decided to start with a short time and see how it goes.

I was practically raised a vegetarian as my mum used to be one for years, but when I was thirteen I started eating more meat. Never pork or beef though -- I've never liked them. So, I only really ever ate chicken and fish and so I have actually had to cut out too much. Which is good because that means I haven't had a very hard time!

On my new diet, over the past couple of weeks I have seriously picked up my fruit intake. I probably have about five servings of fruit everyday when before I would have about two. With that becomes a lot more trips to the loo... or is that only me?

Moving quickly along, one of the ways I LOVE to eat my fruit is in smoothies. They are such a refreshing way to start the morning. 

Although I love to drink smoothies, I also like to add toppings such as granola or chia seeds (which just get stuck at the bottom of my blender if I add them in to blend).

Today, I have a recipe for one of those 'bowls' (spoiler alert: it's actually just a smoothie recipe)



Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
Ingredients
1 frozen banana 
1 cup frozen strawberries 
1 cup almond milk
any toppings

Method
Blend banana, strawberries and milk together for a very short time. Unlike normal smoothies, you don't want it to be completely smooth, you want some chunks in there. I only turn the blender on for about 5 seconds to get a good consistency.
Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top. I like topping with chia seeds, oats, cereal, granola or more fruit such as berries or kiwi.
If you do it carefully, it might even look instagram-worthy.


That's the general recipe I use for all my smoothies these days. A frozen banana, one other fruit and milk for the liquid. My blender is so old now that if I added in much more, it wouldn't combine.

... What a first world problem


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