While I frequently enjoy smoothies, sometimes I want something more than just sucking back my fruit and veg through a straw… Enter the Smoothie Bowl!
Dish your favourite smoothie blend into a bowl (or in this case, an oversize teacup) then add fresh and/or dried fruit, nuts, seeds, bee pollen, granola or whatever grabs your fancy to add some taste and texture. Bonus points are awarded for creating an eye pleasing arrangement! Lately, I’ve been brewing up extra tea in the morning, cooling it in the fridge, and then using it for smoothies. It’s a great liquid because you get a touch of caffeine and antioxidants, plus it doesn’t add any sugar! One of my favourites is Citron Sencha Green Tea from Epicure, which is based just outside Victoria, the Capitol of our fair province.
Recipe for Totally Tropical Smoothie Bowl with a Capitol Tea
Makes 1 healthy serving
1 Tablespoon Chia seeds
1 cup cold Citron Sencha Green Tea (add more as needed for blending)
1 banana, in pieces
1 cup frozen baby spinach
1 cup frozen tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, kiwi, etc)
Dried Tropical Fruit (pineapple, mango, papaya, etc)
- Soak chia seeds in tea for 15 minutes, mixing or swirling occasionally
- add remaining Smoothie Ingredients
- Blend (either in a blender or in a 1 litre Mason Jar with an immersion blender)
- Pour in a bowl or other suitable vessel
- Decorate with toppings
What’s your favourite smoothie bowl topping? I always add Bee Pollen for the floral flavour AND B Vitamins!