Food trends are getting healthier and healthier, which is great news for those eager to watch what they eat while still enjoying tasty meals with new textures and flavours.
At the heart of one of the latest global trends are smoothie bowls, a healthy take on a traditional smoothie packed with proteins, dairy products, vegetable fats and cereals that’s a breakfast all in itself. Pour your smoothie into a bowl, add some extra nutrients and you’re good to go. Try sprinkling some chia seeds, oats, banana, açaí or nuts on top to make an appetising coloured mosaic. Check out what’s online for fresh ideas.
Here are some of our own:
Red berries and almonds
Make an extra-thick smoothie (so you can eat it with a spoon) out of banana, frozen blueberries and raspberries. You can also add some chia seeds into the mix as well. Natural almonds make a great topping, as well as rolled oats, strawberries and other fresh fruit.
Spinach and avocado with sunflower seeds
Make a green smoothie with half an avocado, 400 g of spinach, half a frozen banana, a glass of almond milk and a spoonful of honey. Add some ice cubes before blending. Top off with sunflower seeds, dried blueberries, raisins and grated coconut.
Mango and orange with walnuts
This time, use yogurt instead of milk. Add the flesh of one frozen mango, some orange juice, a handful of walnuts, flaxseed and rolled oats. Top off with slices of fresh banana and strawberry, granola and chia seeds.
As you can see, you can use vegetables, fruit or both as the base for your smoothie, and then add fresh fruit, dried fruit (figs, raisins, blueberries, prunes, etc.), nuts (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, etc.), seeds, coconut, granola or rolled oats.