This blueberry smoothie bowl is deliciously thick and creamy. Drizzle with almond butter for a nutritious snack! This smoothie bowl is vegan and dairy-free.
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Going with the “Fresh Start” theme, I am sharing a recipe for a healthy and VEGAN protein-packed blueberry smoothie bowl: a thick and creamy blueberry-banana base topped with little frozen blueberry jewels, pumpkin seeds and a generous drizzle of almond butter. Because if there’s one thing to get me out of bed in the morning, it’s the prospect of topping my breakie with a tablespoon of the good stuff.
This blueberry smoothie bowl makes a delicious light breakfast or a healthy snack. Plus, it looks gorgeous. Almost too pretty to eat. (Almost.)
How to make smoothies:
Smoothies are deliciously easy to make! Simply add your fresh/frozen ingredients of choice to a blender and blend well until smooth. For a thick smoothie bowl consistency as above, add as little liquid as possible. For a runnier smoothie, add more liquid.
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WHat makes a great smoothie?
What is so great about smoothies is that you can switch up the ingredients depending on what you fancy, or what you have on hand. I usually like to add:
- Fresh/Frozen Fruit – depending on what’s in the fridge! For a smoothie bowl, frozen fruit is ideal as it makes the smoothie thick and creamy. Some of my favourites include: frozen bananas (perfect for this peanut butter milkshake!), frozen mango, and frozen berries.
- Liquids: This smoothie uses water to blend the fruits, but you could also use fruit juice or coconut water. For an extra creamy smoothie, you could add some homemade almond milk.
- Optional add ins: Sometimes I add oats/nuts/chia seeds for extra protein. I also like to add various superfood powders such as maca powder and cacao powder, for extra health benefits.
- Toppings: It’s all about the toppings. I love to add extra fruit on top (fresh or frozen), homemade granola, and of course, Almond Butter (my one true love)
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Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
- 100 grams Frozen Blueberries plus a few extra for decoration
- 1 Frozen Banana
- splash Water
- 1 tablespoon Almond Butter or nut/seed butter of choice
- 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Seeds roasted
- Add the frozen blueberries and frozen banana to a blender with a splash of water. Blend well until thick and creamy, only adding extra water if it is needed.
- Spoon out the smoothie into your favourite bowl or glass.
- Top with the more frozen blueberries, pumpkin seeds, and a drizzle of almond butter.
- You may need more/less water depending on your desired consistency. I like to start with a minimal amount and gradually add more for a thick smoothie.
- Don't worry if you don't have all the ingredients! The beauty of smoothies is you can put in whatever you like or whatever you hand.
- For a creamier smoothie, replace the water with almond milk.
- You could top this smoothie bowl with granola to make a tasty breakfast!
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