Thank you, Breville for sponsoring this recipe!
Food presentation isn’t normally my strong point. I mean, I can make food taste good and look appetizing (hopefully) but when it comes to perfectly decorated plates and bowls, I’m usually hopeless.
I have tried the whole photogenic, Instagram-worthy smoothie bowl pictures in the past and usually, it looks like a mess.
However, I have struck a balance between something that looks good and is quick and easy to achieve with this Rainbow Berry Smoothie Bowl…
Breville sent me their Blend Active Pro Food Prep Blender to help create a smoothie bowl that was quick, easy, healthy and used readily available ingredients.
Like I said in the beginning of this post, this smoothie is so simple and it’s even kid-friendly too! And all ingredients can be found in the supermarket.
Assembling a smoothie bowl
For the base of the smoothie bowl, I used a mixture of frozen berries, banana (you could use frozen banana for a thicker texture), chia seeds and some almond milk.
The chia seeds will thicken the smoothie, the longer it sits, so you could leave the blender bottle in the fridge for about 15 minutes before serving if you want it to be slightly thicker, like a chia pudding.
Then there are plenty of options for the toppings! Frozen fruit is really handy for both the base and the to add some colour on top. A bit of crunch from seeds, nuts and oats also makes delicious toppings. See my guide below:
Red – Strawberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Watermelon, Red Grapes
Orange & Yellow– Oranges, Mango, Apricots, Papaya, Passionfruit, Peaches, Banana, Pineapple
Green – Grapes, Kiwi
Blue & Purple – Blueberries, Blackberries, Purple Grapes, Mulberries
Other Smoothie Bowl Toppings
- Whole, chopped or ground seeds
- Chopped nuts
- Nut butter to drizzle on top
- Dessicated coconut
- Grated dark chocolate
- Cacoa nibs
What do you like to add to your smoothie bowl?
- 200 g (1 cup) frozen mixed berries
- 1 medium banana, peeled and roughly chopped
- 260 ml (1 cup + 2 tbsp) unsweetened almond milk, or other dairy-free milk of choice
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
Rainbow toppings (small handful of the following:)
- Red fruit (Strawberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Watermelon, Red Grapes)
- Orange & yellow fruits (Oranges, Mango, Apricots, Papaya, Passionfruit, Peaches, Banana, Pineapple)
- Green fruit (Grapes, Kiwi)
- Blue & purple fruits (Blueberries, Blackberries, Purple Grapes, Mulberries)
- (optional) Any extra toppings such as; ground or whole seeds, chopped nuts, nut butter, shredded coconut, chocolate shavings, granola
For the smoothie base
- Blend the ingredients until smooth. Pour into a bowl until about ¾ full.
Assembling the toppings
- Starting with the red fruits, place them in a curved horizontal line across the top half of the bowl.
- Then directly underneath, a line of orange fruits. Then yellow and so on. Until you have a rainbow!
- Sprinkle any extras you fancy on top, such as shredded coconut, seeds or chopped nuts.
- Enjoy right away!