Blueberry and Banana Simple Smoothie Bowl

AN AMBASSADOR RECIPE

A wonderful recipe by our foodie ambassador Sophie Adams. Check out her page for more posts.

 

This is a simple and fresh take on a smoothie – heartier than a drink, with a thick and satisfying sorbet-like texture.

As it is that bit more substantial than your average smoothie, this is a great way to start your day and a super refreshing breakfast option for Spring! This recipe also makes the perfect pudding, and works great as a healthy and dairy-free alternative to ice cream.

Please note that all ambassador recipes have not been tested by an Honestly Healthy chef.

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Serves2-3
Cooks In15 minutes
DifficultySimple

Ingredients
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For the base:

150g frozen blueberries

350g frozen chopped bananas (approx. 5 bananas, peel and chop before freezing)

100g frozen mixed berries

 

For the toppings:

Handful of hazelnuts

Chopped banana

Handful blueberries

Tablespoon coconut flakes

1-2 tablespoons almond butter

Sprinkling of cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips

Method

  1. Begin by making the base, I like to start by processing the frozen banana as this takes a little longer to mix. Simply pop this in a food processor and whiz up until the bananas turn pale and takes on a super creamy texture (like ice-cream!) This will take a bit of time and patience, so keep an eye on the mixture, and pause and open occasionally to stir the mix with a wooden spoon.
  2. Next, simply pour in the frozen berries into the processor with the creamy banana mixture and continue to blend. Once the mixture is completely processed it should be smooth, dark pink in colour with a creamy sorbet-like texture.
  3. Once the mixture is ready, spoon out into bowls and smooth the top with a spoon so it is flat and ready to be decorated with the toppings!
  4. Now to compile the dish, simply add your choice of dry and fresh toppings (I like a mix of fresh fruit and nuts, but dried fruit also works really well here.) To add more creaminess, nut butters are great for richness and another level of texture, so drizzle this over to finish.  Get creative with the added extras, load the bowls with as many or as few toppings as you desire, and enjoy!