The art of making a SMOOTHIE BOWL
Updated: Oct 20, 2018
Homemade Green Smoothie Bowl, made by me. You can do the same!
The trend which was taking over the whole world!
It's all started in beautiful tropical Hawaii, with the Acai Bowls.
the Acai is a special berry comes from south america, and its amazing nutrients are not getting lost from freezing the fruit, what made it so easy to export all over the world.
Because its already frozen, when you'll make a smoothie of it, it will immediately be a thick frozen one.
So thick you can eat it with a spoon!
The Famous "Acai-Coco" Smoothie bowl at Cafe Organic Bali
And then came few awesome guys and said,
“Hey, why wont we just freeze other fruits, blend them as a thick smoothie, put it in a bowl and top it up with granola and other goodies!?”
well, I will be owing my morning ritual for those guys, cause I’m defiantly in love with those yummy freezing beezing creatures called Smoothie bowls.
Homemade Turmeric Banana Mango Soy milk Smoothie Bowl, Made by me
I will be completely honest, I wanted to post a recipe of a smoothie bowl a year and a half ago, when I first stepped into "Nalu Bowls" first shack in Bali.
I set there quietly and saw how they made it.
From there, my boyfriend and I took a flight to visit his family in Perth, and the only thing I wanted to do is try make it at home.
"Uluwatu" Smoothie Bowl with Dragon fruit at "Nalu Bowls" Bali
Since that day, I’ve been mastering the smoothie bowls over a year and a half to give you this epic guide of
How to Hack an Awesome Smoothie Bowl.
Homemade Matcha Smoothie Bowl, made by me
It is easier then it looks like, and the beauty is that once you made it a couple times, you can make them so quick and easy!
The most important part, in my eyes, is the temp of your smoothie and the texture.
If its not frozen like a crazy yummy ice cream, your smoothie bowl will be graded as average, at least among smoothie bowl snobs (like me :) )
Homemade Coffee, Raw Cacao and Bananas Smoothie Bowl, Made by me
So it’s important to freeze your fruits, and use a bit of liquid, and a lot of patient and love for your blander, because you want it to serve you for years to come.
So be gentle with your blander, use short pulses, and make sure you're not blending air.
in order to make this thick perfect texture, the blender creates air in your smoothie paste, like in an ice cream, so the smoothie paste lift up and the knifes might spin by themselves, and that is not friendly for your beloved blender.
If you have a blender with a wooden pol, you're pretty much set, so you can just dense the smoothie paste while blending if it lifts up, but if not, pulse and stop and use a wooden spoon to push the paste down when it lifts up.
"Berry Bush" Smoothie Bowl with Berries at "Shady Shack" Cafe Bali
once you did it a couple times, you'll get your own style of pulsing, I have a Nutri-bullet so I just need to twist it up and down and the paste going down towards the knifes.
"Sweet N' Sour" Smoothie Bowl with kefir yogurt at "Eden Cafe" Bali
You can actually freeze little bags with the exact amount and combinations of fruits you'd like to have during the week, and then its even easier to chuck it in the blender, add liquid, pulse, and top it up.
So no excuses! lets get to weep epic Smoothie Bowls!
Homemade Smoothie bowl served in a papaya, made by me
For the paste-
1 cup of frozen fruits of your choice
1/4 to 1/2 cup of liquid of your choice (milk of any kind, water, yogurt, real fresh fruit juice)
Optional for the paste-
1 tbspoon of a sweetener of your choice or 2 dates, or half dried fig
1 tbspoon of a 100% real nut paste or tahiny
1-2 teaspoons of your favourite powders - Macca, Matcha, Acai, 100% Raw Cacao, Spirolina
(*please be conscious about the amount of Spirolina you consume, and not use it every day)
For the toppings-
Muesli or granola
almonds and nuts
chia and flex seeds
100% raw cacao nibs
I always like to prepare the toppings before I make the paste, this way its easy to top it up quickly so the paste wont melt.
So chop the fresh fruits you’d like to have as toppings, and prepare all the toppings on your cooking surface.
Place all of the smoothie ingredients in the blender, and pulse it in short pulses, making sure the paste is always touching the knifes of the blender (as I describes above at the intro..)
Start with using 1/4 cup of liquid, but be gentle with your blender and add more liquid if needed (but make sure its not becoming too liquidly)
When the paste is ready, transfer it to a bowl and top it up with your favourite toppings.
Homemade Tropical fruits Smoothie bowl for two, made by me
This Article is a part of "The Breakfast Club"
A special guide for a healthy way to go Back To School.
In a collaboration with Liora Houbara,
One of the leading Clinical Dietitian in Israel,
And an opinion leader in the field of nutrition, coaching and NLP.
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