Smoothie Bowls

Publish DateAug 12, 2021

I don’t know about you guys, but smoothie bowls are my ULTIMATE go-to during the hot summer months!

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Ever since visiting Bali, I’ve been obsessed with smoothie bowls. They’re everywhere there. Nalu Bowls is my favourite café – any other Nalu Bowls fans out there?!

Not only are they beautifully present and perfect for the ‘Gram (who are we kidding, if you didn’t take a picture, did you even have one?), but they’re super nutritious too.

I started practising my smoothie bowls as soon as I got home. From experience – they’re not as easy as they look! It’s taken me some time to perfect my skills, but I thought I’d share what I’ve learnt for anyone else interested:


1.    Freeze your bananas

Have you ever heard of nice cream? This is basically frozen bananas that once blended, gives you a thick, creamy texture, just like ice cream itself.


I’d also freeze other fruits too – dragon fruits, blueberries, strawberries, papaya, mango etc. If your freezer space allows, try to freeze them all in individual pieces otherwise you’ll be stuck hacking away at a cluster of frozen fruit – not fun nor time efficient…


2.    Use a frozen pulp

This is a new addition I’ve started incorporating to my smoothie bowls to give it an extra nutrient kick. I use the brand Asopie – they have a collection of pure, super fresh superfoods from the heart of the Amazon rainforest.


3.    Use as little liquid as possible

This was probably my biggest eureka moment when I realised the less liquid the better.


For normal smoothies you add around half a cup to a cup-size of liquid. You just have to be patient, going into the blender to move around your fruits if you don’t have a fancy blender (I use a Nutribullet).


4.    Make your own granola!

It sounds a lot more complicated than it is, but it’s so easy.

You basically mix your favourite nuts and seeds with whole-rolled oats (I use gluten-free), melted coconut oil, maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon. Whack that into the oven until golden brown and voila! I add coconut shavings towards the end and you can also add dried fruits as soon as it comes out the oven.


This is a perfect topping to add a little more substance to keep you fuller for longer.


5.    Chuck in a bunch of nutritious additions

Blend it all up or top off your bowl.


I sometimes blend spirulina for colour most of the time, and also blend in maca powder, chia seeds, flax seeds, acai, cinnamon etc.


For toppings, I add extra seeds, goji berries, extra sliced fruits, and usually a hefty dollop of almond butter.


What’s your favourite ingredients to incorporate into your smoothie bowls? Do you have any tips and tricks? Please share – I’d love to know!

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