Breakfast is my favorite meal because it is the time when I usually eat fruit, especially in the form of smoothies or milkshakes. I usually drink more liquid shakes but from time to time I prepare a smoothie bowl. They are usually denser, they are eaten with a spoon and they are usually sprinkled with various toppings (fresh fruit, seeds, nuts, dried fruit, grated coconut, oatmeal, chocolate chips or whatever comes to mind).
I already shared a recipe for smoothie bowl on the blog, but it was chocolate and peanut butter (it’s to die for!). This recipe is lighter but just as rich, especially if you like red fruits as much as I do.
- 4 plátanos (2 congelados + 2 frescos)
- 1/2 taza de leche de almendras (125 ml)
- 4 dátiles Medjool u 8 Deglet Nour
- 1 taza de arándanos congelados (155 g)
- 1/4 taza de copos de avena (40 g)
- 1 cucharada de semillas de chía
- Toppings: rodajas de plátano, coco rallado, frambuesas frescas, almendras (crudas y sin sal) y copos de avena
- Put all the ingredients in the blender and beat until well combined.
- Decorate with your favorite toppings. I have added: banana slices, grated coconut, fresh raspberries, almonds (raw and without salt) and oat flakes.
- If your mixer is not very powerful you can use 4 fresh bananas instead of 2 frozen and 2 fresh. If it’s still hard to beat, try adding more non-dairy milk. I recommend that you freeze the bananas in small pieces (so they are easier to blend) and leave them overnight in the freezer.
- You can use the plant milk you want.
- We love Medjool dates, but you can use any other variety. If you can’t find dates or they are too expensive for you, use any other dried fruit or your preferred sweetener (maple syrup, agave syrup, coconut sugar, molasses, etc.).
- Frozen blueberries are usually a lot cheaper than fresh ones, although fresh ones keep all their nutrients intact and are generally richer. You can also replace the blueberries with any other red fruit or with another fruit.
- If you have celiac disease or cannot eat oatmeal, don’t worry, don’t add it to them, the recipe will also be very tasty.
- Instead of chia seeds you can use any other seed (I also usually add flax or sesame seeds) or eliminate this ingredient.
- If you don’t eat the whole smoothie bowl you can keep it in the fridge without any problem, although ideally you should consume it in a maximum of 2 or 3 days.