Smoothies have been more than just a trend for some time now. This drink is here to stay and will remain forever more on the menus of hotels, restaurants and bars, on supermarket shelves and, especially, in our homes. For many people, smoothies have become one of their favourite drinks – because of how they taste, their freshness, the fact that they are easy to make and for their many virtues. A sign that this fruit combination has become an established feature of our lives is that it has already gone through a number of evolutions. New versions are appearing every day. One of the most successful is the smoothie bowl. And that comes as no surprise to us! Because it’s really good.

A different way of enjoying a smoothie

The main difference between the classic version that everyone knows and this one is that the classic is a drink whereas the other version is served in a bowl, eaten with a spoon and has different toppings on it – which, in addition to adding flavour, make it a very attractive dish.

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Thickness is key

It is very important that the fruit combination in this more modern version is thicker, so that the toppings stay in place and don’t sink in. To achieve this, you add less liquid than usual: coconut water, juices, vegetable drinks… as you know, our recommendation is to use apple juice. In this Life Smoothies blog post you’ll learn how to make a smoothie very simply. Another option to achieve a thicker base is to add fruits or vegetables that add creaminess – such as strawberries, bananas, raspberries and carrots… There are plenty of  options.

What can I crown my smoothie bowl with?

As we’ve already mentioned before, there are certain ingredients that can help you get the most from your smoothie. They make ideal companions that will always go very well together. For this type of on-trend smoothie, you could use toppings such as the following:

  • Seeds

Linseed, chia, poppy… Think of which you like best and add them.

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  • Fruit? Of course! Use your imagination.

Kiwi, pineapple, raspberry… Select fruit that goes well with your smoothie base, so that you end up with a coherent dish that has harmony between the products and flavours.

  • Dried fruit

Dates, raisins, apricots… Add just a small quantity, so as not to add too many calories or make it too sweet.

  • Nuts

Walnuts, almonds, peanuts, pistachios…

 

When making a smoothie bowl, there are no rules other than what we’ve already mentioned along with one other very important one that you always need to keep in mind: coherence! Think carefully about which toppings you use and in which quantities, so that it doesn’t end up being a jumble of things that don’t go well together.

Remember that you can always use Life Smoothies‘ fruit combinations as a base. You’ll find these on our website. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us:  +971 52 392 1761 / info@lifesmoothies.ae. We’ll be delighted to help you!