I always struggle with starting a post. I don’t want to sound too formal… “Welcome to another post, let’s make a smoothie bowl.” I don’t want to start abruptly nor do I want to just post the recipe. I want to speak a little, like about why I made what I made. I’m not sure if there are any rules on how you start a post, but then this blog is my space of creativity, so I think outside rules don’t really matter.
Ok so after that completely random and weird rant let us move on.. Why are you here? Well, for this gorgeous looking smoothie bowl of course. So, I may be late on the “smoothie bowl” bandwagon but hey I am finally here, and I have been discovering some great recipes and some even amazing inspiration on Instagram. You guys must check out @rachelrenlorton and her beautiful Smoothie Bowl Art. I am in Love with her work!
Now if you are Indian, I bet you love mangoes. Well most Indians do, I guess or at least I think so. The Mango is the STAR of this recipe. Trust me, you don’t need to add any sugar or sweetener if you get your hands on some good mangoes. This recipe uses the Indian Badami Mango and may I add it was “SUHWEEEETT”!!
I got into the whole smoothie fad couple of months ago just because it was the easiest breakfast option. I would prep SO many portions of smoothies and freeze them, and then just blend one portion for breakfast. The combinations are endless. There is so much room for creativity and added bonus you never have to throw away those slightly overripe fruits. I’d usually make an extra cup for Colin (my brother) and we would end up playing “Guess the ingredients” as I would continue experimenting.
So for those unfamiliar with a smoothie bowl, it is basically a-smoothie-in-a-bowl and usually much thicker so you can eat it with a spoon and it is topped with lots of additional fruits and nuts and other fun stuff. For this post I kept things very simple. Just 4 ingredients: Fresh Mangoes, Pears, Chia Seeds and Almond milk. Blend them and you get this super vibrant bowl of yumminess and then I topped it off with some of my favourite things; Mangoes, Pecans (my new favourite… move over Walnut), Chia seeds and desiccated fresh coconut. Of course you can top it with whatever you want, these were just my preference.
Now, I have just one aim when I put up a recipe, and that is to keep things as simple as possible. I don’t want people to be scrambling around for special ingredients that are probably hard to get where you are. This especially goes out for people in India. I think this recipe is as easy as it gets. You can of course substitute the Almond milk for normal milk or soy milk or whatever your preference maybe. In fact, substitute every ingredient if you must, but if I am successful in getting atleast one of you to enter the kitchen and attempt a Smoothie bowl… any smoothie bowl, I’d say Mission Accomplished. The kitchen is supposed to be a little lab, while you may have multiple failures there will be times when you may just end up with a phenomenal discovery.
Until next time then.. Happy cooking!
- 1 Medium sized Mango, Diced
- 1 Pear, diced
- ¾ cup Almond Milk
- 1 tsp Chia Seed
- Diiced mangoes pieces
- Crushed pecans
- Desiccated coconut
- Chia seeds
- Throw all ingredients into a blender or Nutri Bullet until smooth and transfer to a bowl.
- Add the toppings as desired.