Right now, we are all at-home healthy chefs. As much as we love mastering new recipes, celebrating our baking accomplishments, and feeding our bodies with the nutrients they need; the shop, cook, clean, repeat process can become a little exhausting.
Enter: The smoothie bowl. A no-cook, no-fuss creation that can be adapted to suit your preferences. It also happens to nourish your body with immune-supporting nutrients.
Dietitian Susie Burrell explains, “One of the easiest and most powerful things we can do when supporting our immune function is to eat well. In terms of diet, this translates to focusing your food intake around fresh, natural foods and filling your diet with: 7-10 serves of fresh fruits and veg per day, lean protein, good fats from nuts, olive oil, and seeds, in addition to probiotics from fermented foods and prebiotics from vegetables and unripened bananas.”
“This ensures your body is getting all the key nutrients it needs to keep the immune system running at its best and will also help to support optimal gut health.”
This smoothie bowl recipe, developed by Susie Burrell herself, uses the humble superfood banana (packed with vitamin B6, vitamin C and potassium) and other easy-to-fine ingredients. It is delicious just as it is, but you can also think of it as a base recipe that can be adapted to suit your cravings or use up leftover fruit. Get the recipe and Rescu’s modification ideas below!
Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl Recipe
Makes: 3 Bowls
- 4 frozen bananas
- 1 cup plain unsweetened yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
- 2 tablespoons protein powder
- 1 tablespoon honey (or to taste)
- 1/2 cup almond milk or cow’s milk
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup mixed seeds and nuts
- Other fruit or nuts of your choice
- Choose small, deep bowls and chill them in the fridge or freezer before you start
- Place all ingredients (minus toppings) into a blender and mix until you have a smooth, thick puree
- Pour the banana smoothie into the bowls and top with fruit and nuts before devouring with a spoon
- Need a dose of veggies? Add frozen zucchini or cauliflower to thicken, or throw in a handful of baby spinach to make it a green bowl
- Craving chocolate? Add a few teaspoons of cacao powder to the smoothie mix to get a chocolate hit without the sugar
- Looking for a super boost? Add a couple of teaspoons of maca powder to the smoothie mixture for hormone support
- Want a caffeine hit? Add a little cold-brewed coffee to the smoothie bowl mix! Just use a little less milk to ensure the mixture doesn’t become too watered down
Main recipe + images courtesy Australian Bananas
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