Smoothie bowls are a simple, nutritious way to start your day and the options for toppings can be easily adapted to use whatever you have in the cupboard.
1/2 cup frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1/2 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsps acai powder
1 tsps cinnamon
1/8 cup oats
1/8 cup chopped almonds
1 tbsp coconut oil*
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup strawberries (sliced)
1/2 kiwi (sliced)
1/2 tbsp hemp seeds
*you can buy unscented if you don't like the taste of coconut or use olive oil as a substitute
To make the granola topping, toast oats and crushed almonds in a pan over a medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. Add coconut oil and maple syrup and stir to coat evenly for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to crisp up.
Place all the smoothie bowl ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. If it's too thick to blend properly add a dash of water.
Divide into bowls and top with strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, hemp seeds and granola.
Get creative: top your bowl with any other fruit, nut, seed or nut butter that takes your fancy.
Turn it into a smoothie: leave out the chia seeds and toppings in step three then add more almond milk.
Short on time: leave out the first step - just top with the raw oats and almonds.