Simple Smoothie Bowls: Mango Spinach & Cherry Blueberry

Hello and happy Sunday!

My love of smoothie bowls knows no bounds, especially during summer time. There is nothing more refreshing, nourishing and satisfying to me than a vibrant smoothie bowl with an array of gorgeous toppings. The fact that they’re so easy to whip up and don’t require any ingredients you can’t keep stored, makes them such a great breakfast, snack or even lazy weekday dinner.

There is no exact recipe I follow, but as I’ve received some questions I decided to share two variations of my super basic, standard smoothie recipe.

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Cherry & Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Blend:

  • 1 large banana (or 1.5 smaller ones)*
  • 1 cup (ca. 120g) of frozen cherries & frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp flax and/or chia seeds

Mango & Spinach Smoothie Bowl

Blend:

  • 1 large banana (or 1.5 smaller ones)*
  • ca. 1/2 cup (or ca. 100g) frozen mango
  • 1 tbsp flax and/or chia seeds
  • ca. 1/2 cup frozen spinach (or more for extra greenness)

For both versions:

*I like using unfrozen bananas along with my frozen fruit. If I’m looking for a more ‘nice cream’-like texture I’ll use frozen (sliced) banana.

Toppings:

  • fresh, frozen or dried fruit – add sliced banana, fresh raspberries, kiwi cubes, goji berries, dried mulberries, passionfruit or whatever you have around or are craving
  • nut butter – this is a MUST in my eyes; whether peanut, almond or cashew butter, the nutty creaminess is a great complement to the silky smooth fruity-ness and the healthy fats in the nut butter allow your body to absorb the fat-soluble nutrients in the smoothie
  • granola – this adds a wonderful crunch and is a way to add some whole grains to your meal (I like to look out for wholesome ones with as little sweetener as possible, or make my own when I have time)
  • nuts & seeds – great for more crunch and nutrition; my favourite are hemp seeds; I’ve also found that pistachios go really well with cherry smoothies

Notes:

  • If you prefer a runnier texture or your blender is struggling, add 1-2 tbsp plant-based milk, such as rice or oat milk.
  • For an extra creamy smoothie bowl add 1/2 an avocado to the blender!
  • These are an ideal base for playing around with – e.g. you can also add some frozen spinach to your cherry blueberry smoothie (you won’t be able to taste it), you can add ‘superfoods’ such as maca or protein powders and use a bit of/ more liquid depending on your texture preference. For extra protein you can also add some sneaky silken tofu 😉
  • If you want your smoothie to go (e.g. at work), bring the smoothie and the toppings separately and assemble just before eating. You can also blend the nut butter into the smoothie to avoid bringing that along.

Enjoy!

 

5 thoughts on “Simple Smoothie Bowls: Mango Spinach & Cherry Blueberry

  1. Hey Celine. Such a wonderful post on how to make epic Smoothie bowls by you and I so wish I could make epic smoothie bowls like you! Super photography as always and hope you are enjoying Switzerland I have visited with my parents Jane I was a child and I so would love to go back to visit Switzerland now in my early twenties! Looks such a great place to explore and by the way when I make my s this bowls they are always so runny? Not sure why? Any recommendations and hope to meet you soon in person at a food event in London soon. So happy to have found you through my great friend Amy. You are such a inspiration to me Celine and I so wish I could have a food and lifestyle page and blog like you. Hope you are having a great week and say hi to you other half from me as well, hope you both are doing good 🤗🌱👍xxxx

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    1. Thanks Sophie, you’re too kind. Maybe try using less or no liquid in your smoothies? I’m sure you’ll find the right consistency through some trial and error. Wishing you all the best as well and happy smoothie-making!

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  2. Definitely will save to my wordpress saved collection and I will be sure to tag you into my creations of your recipes. I am such a beginner though xxxx

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