So here’s the thing, right… I never quite got the smoothie bowl trend that took the internet by storm. For starters, why are people using a spoon to eat something they could sip with a straw? Like straws are the best! They slurp, they stir, and they make hot days cooler instantly. Do you see where I’m going with this? 🍹
Another thing I never quite understood about smoothie bowls is if you’re eating out, why are you paying more than twice as much for a smoothie just because it’s in a bowl? Or does that price hike only happen in Australia? 😮 I’m talking going from a $7 smoothie in a cup to a $16.50 in a bowl – topped with edible flowers and açaí (but will you really eat those flowers? Hmm?) 🌸
Well the irony in all of this, is when one morning I figured it’s like soup and decided to make some. 🍵 Gazpacho anyone? I figured that people eat it with a spoon although it’s runny, so that justifies why people are now spoon eating smoothies. So I gave it a go …and then it reminded me of when I used to purée food for my baby 😂
Basically, I don’t think I’ll be doing smoothie bowls again, but I definitely will be making THIS smoothie again – then pouring it into a mug, sticking my straw in it and sipping it through this ridiculous Australian heatwave.
Feel free to use what you have in your fridge, but the combination below was just so delicious my little toddler licked her bowl clean 😅 I mean that’s testament right there from my little fussy eater on just how good this green smoothie is (not to mention it’s a great detox, sneaky veggie, NO KALE, NO ACAI, vegan, and free from added sugars smoothie). That ticks all the boxes if you ask me. 😌
Yields: 1 smoothie bowl/mug
1/2 red apple
1/2 large banana
1/2 cup spinach
1/2 cup orange juice (add more or less – enough for consistency)
1 small mango
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp flaxmeal (optional but nutritious)
Cut apple, pear, and banana into large chunks.
Peel mango and scoop out flesh.
Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into mug/bowl and top with a sprinkling of chia seeds, kiwi and blueberries (or whichever fruit toppings you prefer).