I know it’s Winter here in South Africa but Winter or Summer my hubby and I love eating yogurt with muesli or granola and fruit for breakfast. In fact that is one of my favourite breakfasts and I could eat it everyday. It keeps me full for longer too so I am not looking for stuff to eat before lunch time. Some days I make us a smoothie. Today I combined the two and made us a Berry Smoothie Bowl. We absoultely loved it.
Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist so this is a recipe we love and I am sharing it because you may love it too. I cannot give you all the nutritional facts on it and if you have health issues and concerned about what you eat then I do suggest you get advice from a professional.
A couple of years ago I got really ill, it was due to my autoimmune condition. It took me two months to recover and I literally had no energy. The two things that helped me get through was smoothies and veggie juice together with some supplements. I probably lived on smoothies for about two months. It’s where my love for smoothies began. But then I had too much of it and I just couldn’t deal with having anymore for a few months.
However, I got back into smoothies and I simply love it. They are also so quick and easy to make. For this Berry Smoothie Bowl you add berries, banana, yogurt and milk to a blender. Blend it all together. Add some to a bowl, sprinkle some granola over with more fruit, some nuts, coconut or anything you prefer and you have breakfast. And doesn’t it look so pretty too.
I always have frozen berries in my freezer and other fruit too so when I need a smoothie it’s quick and easy. We try not to add too much sugar to our breakfast so I always add a little honey if I really feel the need for some sweetness. I added some honey to this but sometimes the banana adds enough sweetness so you may not require any additional sweetening.
There are lots of different smoothie bowls and I as make the different ones I will share them with you. These are really great in Summer, so cool and refreshing.
More Healthy Recipes to try:
Berry Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup mixed berries
- 1 banana
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk/skim/ full fat/almond
- 2 tsp honey
- toasted coconut
- pumpkin seeds
- more banana and berries
- Add 1 cup berries, banana, yogurt, milk and honey to a blender and blend until smooth. You can add more liquid depending on the consistency you prefer the smoothie
- Divide the smoothie into two bowls. Top up with granola, more berries and banana, some pumpkin seeds and toasted coconut
- Serve immediately
- You can use low fat or fat free yogurt if you prefer
- You can also use low fat, skim, full fat or almond milk