In principle smoothies are fantastic, you take a load of healthy ingredients blend them all together and hey presto you have a quick and nutritious breakfast. Which is well and good, unless like me you find that a liquid breakfast leaves you hungry by 10am. This is where the smoothie's heartier big brother steps in - The Smoothie Bowl.
The simplest smoothie bowls are just what they sound like, a thick smoothie in a bowl that you eat with a spoon. Because however you are not limited to what you can drink through a straw, a smoothie bowl has the potential to be a thing of beauty made up of whatever you like. Here are our top three favourites for you to try this summer.
Peanut butter and berries are a weakness of mine, there is just something about the combination of the salty peanut butter and the sweetness of the berries that I seem to be addicted to. So it should come as no surprise that this is my current favourite breakfast!
You only have to look at the vibrant colours of this smoothie bowl to know that it's absolutely full of good stuff. Not only that but it's light, tasty and naturally sweet, the perfect start to any summer day.
Some days you feel like you need a bit more fuel in the tank and this is exactly where the Oaty Berry Bowl shines. It's the perfect mix between two phenomenal breakfasts - overnight night oats and a smoothie, providing both the nutrients of the fruit and the slow release energy of the oats.
This is a really simple and convenient way to add more chia seeds to your diet!
The seeds will take 10-20 minutes to hydrate
You are making a real food drink with real food, so it might take a tiny bit of attention and a few extra seconds, but like anything once you've worked out your system, it will become second nature.