After an amazing weekend away, fuelled by not so healthy foods, I was beyond glad to get back to a level of normality and this super healthy Smoothie Bowl was the perfect contribution to kick start my Monday morning.
The weekend was incredible and just what we needed as a family. Two whole days of sunshine on the Isle of Wight with no work, no phones and no email, we were totally off the grid and it felt so good.
Despite only being an hour away from home, it felt like a million miles away. Taking in the sites, building sandcastles on the beach with lazy lunches overlooking the sea and one too many ice-creams.
It was an idyllic getaway.
So, waking up on another Manic Monday, I was determined to start the week off on the right track and this smoothie bowl certainly did the trick.
Packed full of the goodness your body needs for pregnancy, I would ordinarily categorise this under ‘breakfast’ but to be fair I’d eat this delicious bowl of goodness for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I could.
Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are filled with vitamin C, beta carotene, potassium, folic acid and antioxidants all of which build your baby’s healthy skin cells and immune system.
Made with frozen banana which if you haven’t tried blended frozen bananas, you’re missing out on a huge treat as it feels like you’re eating the sweetest creamiest Gelato without all the sugars.
Bananas really are the fruits of gods; they aid digestion and help with any gastrointestinal issues you may have, they’re said to ease morning sickness and will give you a ton of energy, plus a natural sweetness that makes them the perfect addition to any breakfast.
I topped this off with my home made granola. I absolutely love granola and when I was pregnant the first time around I ate so much of the shop bought stuff which is loaded full of crap and refined sugars, so, by making my own I know exactly what goes into it and you can play around with the recipe to suit your own taste.
Berry Smoothie Bowl
- 2 Frozen Bananas
- 1 Cup Frozen Mixed Berries ( I used Summer Berries )
- 1 tbsp Natural Organic Honey
- 1/4 Cup Greek Natural Yoghurt
- 2 tbsp Milk of your choice ( Almond Milk is scrumptious )
- 1. Place frozen bananas, berries, milk, honey and yoghurt into your smoothie maker and blend until smooth.2. Split the quantity into two bowls3. Eat as is or sprinkle with granola, blueberries, strawberries, coconut flakes, or if you're feeling really in need of a treat, a scattering of grated dark chocolate is divine.
Nutty Fuelled Granola
- 250 Grams Rolled Oats
- 100 Grams Mixed Nuts of your choice, hazelnuts and pecans work wonderfully together when roasted
- 1/4 Cup Organic Runny Honey
- 1/4 Cup Butter or Coconut Oil
- 50 Grams Sunflower Seeds, pumpkin seeds and flaked almonds ( Optional)
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 Cup Sultanas
- 1. Heat oven to 180°C / Gas Mark 42. Over a low heat melt the butter, cinnamon and honey together.3. In a thick clean plastic bag put the nuts and bash them up with a rolling spoon, always good if you need to take some frustration out.4. Add the nuts and seeds to the oats in a large bowl and stir in the melted butter mix5. Combine the mixture well ensuring all the oats are coated.6. Spread the mixture on a large baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Give the tray a shake every five minutes so that it colours evenly and doesn't burn.7. Once cooled it will crisp up, stir in your sultanas as this stage.This keeps for a month in an airtight container.