Smoothie bowls have only been in my life since I had my first acai bowl in Hawaii last year. What a breakfast-changing discovery that was! Since then, my freezer has been consistently stocked with a variety of fruit and my pantry is always full of potential crunchy toppings. You don’t need a recipe to make a smoothie bowl. They are endlessly cusotomizable both in terms of the base and the toppings. However, ever since I started making smoothie bowls, I have discovered that some are superior to others. There are even sometimes smoothie bowl flops. That being said, a couple of weeks ago I discovered a combination that I thought was especially delicious. It had the perfect proportions of equal parts strawberries and banana and a little extra mango for a super refreshing, delicious breakfast bowl.
I’m currently convinced that smoothies are the perfect snack. They are refuelling, refreshing, filling, take no time to make and can be suited to whatever flavours you feel like in the moment. This is the final (for now) instalment of my video collaboration with my sister. She makes awesome youtube videos about all things beauty and was looking to post a workout routine video to go with a recipe. (If you are interested in seeing her workout routine, you can check out her video here!) In our discussions of our favourite post-workout snacks, smoothies were at the top of our lists: you get hydrated and full at the same time. Now that it’s warm outside, it’s also great for breakfast. I’ve been craving zesty, cooling smoothies instead of my go-to oatmeal these days.
As I mentioned in my last post, we just came back from Hawaii. One of the things I definitely wanted to try while we were there was an acai bowl. On the last day, we went out of our way to go to a place that sold them and we both got a heaping bowl filled with a delicious base of acai and banana, topped with fresh fruit, granola and coconut. It was just what I wanted. My boyfriend hadn’t really known what it was and was totally won over by it. He even said he wanted to start eating it for breakfast, which was a big statement from someone who religiously eats cereal every single day. It felt wholesome, was filling and was full of different textures. I guess that’s enough to win anyone over.
I lived with a shitty blender for a very long time. To be fair, I always knew there were better ones out there but I hadn’t realized how much better, better could be. The blender had been dying a slow death for some time now. First, a little plastic piece on all of the cups broke off, so I had to stab a piece of the blender with a fork for it to actually blend. Then, the plastic piece that makes the blade spin slowly chipped away until it would spin no more. I have to admit, when it died, I wasn’t a happy camper. I wasn’t looking forward to shelling out cash for a new one, and it had served me well for many years. I have successfully made many smoothies with it, but I have to admit, now that I got a new and improved blender, I wish it had died sooner.