Strawberries & Cream Smoothie Bowl

#dairyfree #glutenfree

This smoothie bowl looks and tastes a treat! It’s the perfect start to the sunnier days ahead, being light, fresh, and totally Instagrammable. It’s a goodie to make as a light starter for a healthy brunch with friends, or just when you feel like starting your day with something a little more special than your stock-standard smoothie. You can play with it as you please ((hot tip though…only frozen fruit will work to get the desired texture here!) Nice additions can be protein powder, berry-flavoured superfood powders or cashew nut butter. Feel free to switch out the honey to maple syrup if you want it to be vegan-friendly too! 

Serves 2

Vanilla Cream Smoothie Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 teaspoon of honey

1 teaspoon of chia seeds

¼ cup of soy, almond or coconut milk

Strawberry Smoothie Ingredients:

1 frozen banana

1 ¼  cup of frozen strawberries

1 teaspoon of honey

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of chia seeds

¼ cup of soy, almond or coconut milk

Topping Ingredients (all optional):

Sprinkle of chia seeds

Freeze-dried strawberries

Granola

Drizzle of honey

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the vanilla cream smoothie ingredients in a high-power blender. Use the tamper from your blender (if it has one), to help blend the frozen fruit together smoothly. Alternatively, turn your blender off every now and then to push the fruit down towards the blades on occasion. Once combined, pour into a bowl. 
  2. Next, combine all of the strawberry smoothie ingredients in the blender. 
  3. Pour onto the vanilla smoothie ingredients, and swirl gently with the tip of a knife or edge of a spoon, to create the desired swirl effect. 
  4. Top with ingredients of choice. I love the combination of toppings listed above as it creates a great crunchy texture that makes the smoothie bowl all the more enjoyable! 
  5. Enjoy! 

Nutrition Bite: Freeze-dried strawberries are available from most supermarkets or greengrocers. While seemingly expensive, a little can go a long way as the flavour is really concentrated and delicious. Like most berries, strawberries are high in free-radical scavenging antioxidants and immune-supporting Vitamin C.

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