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The Smoothie Bowl

Yes! You heard me! Drop the bottle and replace the bowl!

 The Smoothie Bowl is the latest craze for all of you who are not into instagram food porn; a subtle change to the smoothie has taken over food blogs everywhere. Seen as an alternative way to get your vital 5 a day, it has a slightly thicker consistency due to addition of ice, frozen fruits and vegetables and protein powders.

 If you have kids, this can be a fun and creative way to get them consuming those essential vitamins in the morning or as an afterschool snack.

Either way we at Glamafrica are appreciating the new incentive to get us on our 5 a day flow.

 Here are 3 of my favourite so far:

strawberry

Ingredients:

1/2 cup milk of choice

1 cup frozen mango chunks

1/2 cup frozen strawberries

1/2 cup frozen raspberries

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1/4 cup Greek yogurt or 1/4 avocado (makes it thick)

optional superfoods like flax or chia  (anything you want really!)

enough cold water or more milk to get it moving

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

 Source: thecoveteur.com

ENLIGHTEN SMOOTHIE BOWL

kiwi

Ingredients:

1/2 cups berry mix or frozen fruit mix of choice

1 1/2 fresh banana (use the other half sliced on top)

2 tablespoons nut butter or 1 scoop protein powder, optional

1/2 cup water

3 – 4 ice cubes Optional toppings

Granola

Cacao nibs

Natural nut butters (almond, peanut, etc.)

Nuts

Fruits

DIRECTIONS:

In blender, place berry mix, banana, nut butter, water and ice cubes. Blend until thick and creamy. Pour into serving dish and add whatever toppings you like.

Source:thesimpleveganista.blogspot.co.uk

BANANA AND MANGO SMOOTHIE BOWL WITH HEMP SEEDSgreenIngredients:

2 bananas, frozen are ideal

2 heaping cups of kale or baby spinach

1 mango, peeled + cubed

3 tablespoons hemp seeds

Handful of micro-greens or sprouts

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 -3 ice cubes

DIRECTIONS:

Put all the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.

Additional toppings could include:

Mango slices

Hemp seeds

Sprouts and/or micro-greens

Shredded coconut

Drizzle local organic honey

Chia seeds

Goji berries

Other fresh fruit like bananas, pineapple + berries

Source: withfoodandlove.com

With such a versatile recipe its easy to make your own combination, so be sure to comment and share your own mix here at blog.glamafrica.com!

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Author: Elizabeth Uwiduhaye

Elizabeth is a self-proclaimed nutrition fanatic who went on to study it at the University of Reading. She shared her childhood in both Rwanda and England, setting the basis to her globalised view of diets and lifestyles. Elizabeth’s love of food was developed through working in various different restaurants and her mother’s home cooked African meals. She hopes to combine her passion for cooking and knowledge of science in each recipe that is posted..

“Having had troubles with my weight, I feel compelled to help others through effective weight management with a healthy diet. I believe a heavily plant based diet is best, there is no doubt that fruits and vegetables carry significant life improving factors when combined with lean meats, fish and whole grains. The topic of nutrition is always changing and this is what I love most about it, we all eat but what we eat is different so why should we follow the same advice?
My goal is to inspire people to try new ways of discovering food through different lifestyles which encourage variety and enjoyment of food.”

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Ama Badu
For reviews, premiers and red carpet events on the Afro-British scene, Ama is your go-to blogger. With an analytical mind and articulate pen, she hopes to write articles that will get Africa (and indeed the world) discussing “real” issues and tangible solutions.
http://www.glamafrica.com

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