It took me a very long time to accept the idea of a smoothie bowl. I mean, it took me ages to try gazpacho (yummy by the way), but this Summer Berry Smoothie bowl finally helped me to get a little more into this idea of “cold soups”.
As a general rule, I don’t like cold soups. Who wants cold soup? After all, isn’t soup meant to be all about warmth and comfort? Isn’t it a rule to wear socks and some sort of oversized knitted thing whilst slurping (I’m referring to my husband here, he just loves to slurp whilst I clench my teeth) on soup?
A smoothie bowl is essentially a cold fruit soup. Let’s not pretend it’s anything else. However, what a fab soup! I love how you can just mix it up and throw in any combination of the delicious fruit that I am blessed to have access to all year round. A summer berry smoothie is deliciously sweet, healthy and filling. The other great thing about it is you can make it with any milk of your choice, including goat’s, coconut, or almond. You can even replace the honey with agave nectar. By the way when I say filling, I mean really filling. Basically, I had mine as a main meal two days in a row and didn’t eat after that.
This Summer Berry Smoothie is my favourite to date. It isn’t too tart, as berry smoothies quite often are. And I love the surprise peanut butter that I hid under the cherries. I love how creamy it is! I love that I can top it with whatever I have in my fridge at the time. By the way, I highly recommend the cherries.
The best thing about it is, that it is really quick to make.
Calories: 111 (per person)
Please note that the nutritional information is for the smoothie only.
260g frozen strawberries
30g frozen raspberries
30g frozen blueberries
1 very ripe banana
1 tbsp honey or agave nectar
Dark Chocolate raisins/cranberries
(Anything you want!)
In a blender combine the frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries and frozen raspberries and pulse until they are fully blended to a smooth creamy paste. This takes about five minutes.
Add the banana and milk and pulse until blended/combined. This takes around two minutes.
Pour the smoothie mix into a small bowl and add toppings of your choice.
Drizzle with the honey or agave nectar. Indulge!
Safira Adam is a food blogger, photographer and mum to a 4 year old boy and 3 year old girl. Her blog can be found at tiffinandteaofficial.com