Summer smoothie bowls: Berries & Mango

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Berries and mangoes meld together making this bowl a rather perfect summer smoothie. It’s simple, delicious and its good for you! Breakfast smoothies for me are more of an everyday routine. Although, this morning while rummaging through the kitchen cupboards I caught a glimpse of a stack of dishes and bowls that once belonged to my grandma. Nothing compares to the feeling of holding these dishes that were merely thought of as stacks of tableware in an old wooden cupboard at some point and today have passed down generations, gathering memories along the way. All that said, this smoothie today felt a lot more special than just another day!

PREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup mixed berries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 whole ripe mango (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons porridge oats
  • 2 tablespoons low fat yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon bee pollen

METHOD

The method is pretty much exactly the same for any smoothie you choose to make. Get a blender, whack it all in! To know how to prep the mango, look up one of my previous posts Breakfast smoothie bowls : Mango

Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend for a few minutes until smooth. Since this recipe has mangoes in it as well, it naturally sweetens up your smoothie. Breakfast smoothies aren’t doing you any good if they’re packed with sugar and yes, that includes artificial sweeteners. What that does is just get you on a sugar rush at the start of your day, rather than actually nourishing your body. If you still feel the need to, preferably use natural sweeteners such as organic honey or agave syrup.

Pour your smoothie into a bowl. Top it with berries, mangoes, nuts, chia seeds, bee pollen or anything you want really. And you’re good to go!

If you give this recipe a go, I’d love to see how it turned out. Leave a comment below and share your pictures on Instagram using the tag #thecookbooklife!

Stay healthy!

Nikita xx

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