With summer heat in full swing, most, if not all of us, are gravitating towards light, refreshing foods. A hearty bowl of oatmeal with berries and nut butter is nice on a chilly winter morning, but in the summer? Not so much. Enter the smoothie bowl, or what we consider to be summer’s perfect breakfast food.
Typically, a smoothie bowl will have a base of two or more frozen bananas and other frozen fruits, which gives them a thicker, creamier consistency than your traditional smoothie bowl. It’s almost like eating slightly melting ice cream for breakfast and, bonus, it’s a great way to get multiple servings of fresh fruit in one go and you can hide other ingredients, like oats, superfood powders, and more in them and still feel like you’re eating dessert.
In this Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowl, blogger Tori Cooper uses full-fat coconut milk, frozen bananas, frozen berries, and a serving of oats.
Blogger Melanie Sorrentino used blue spirulina make this gorgeous smoothie bowl, which has a base of frozen bananas.
For this refreshing Berry, and Lemon “Cheesecake” Smoothie Bowl, blogger Tiana Haines mixes soaked cashews into a base of frozen bananas, vegan vanilla protein powder, and berries to create a cheesecake-like texture.
Recently, bloggers have found a new way to sneak something healthy into smoothie bowls — by adding frozen cauliflower florets.
Cauliflower is a great source of vitamin C and vitamin K as well as a good source of folate, vitamin B6, and fiber. Like frozen bananas, it also gives smoothie bowls a creamy texture.
It’s also a source of several antioxidant phytonutrients. Bloggers on Instagram have been posting their creations using #cauliflowersmoothie, showing off how versatile this new breakfast trend can be.
Now we want to hear what you think! Would you try a cauliflower smoothie bowl? Let us know in the comments below!
If you’re looking to try this new trick, bloggers have been recommending adding just a few frozen cauliflower florets to your blender. Of course, everyone’s blender is different, so add what you know your blender can handle. We want to avoid appliance disasters! To get you started, try adding frozen cauliflower to this Blueberry Hempseed Protein Smoothie Bowl, this Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie Bowl, or this Cantaloupe Rose Smoothie Bowl With Blueberry Cream.
We also highly recommend checking out Food Monster app, a food app available for both Android and iPhone. The app has over 8,000+ vegan recipes with 10+ recipes added daily as well as cooking tips, you’re going to find something you love. Give it a try!
Lead image source: Berry, and Lemon “Cheesecake” Smoothie Bowl