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Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl

I have smoothie bowls almost everyday, but this one was extra special! Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and apple, the flavours of a great pudding, but in a healthy breakfast, who would say no to that? I even topped this with a scrumptious protein ball to make it a perfect post-workout refuel (or just even tastier!)

The base:
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp (gluten free) oats
  • pinch of ground ginger
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 frozen banana
  • A handful of frozen strawberries
  • Almond milk
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
Toppings: the best bit!
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • Handful of (frozen) strawberries
  • Walnuts
  • Bounce ball, apple and cinnamon protein punch
  • Berry muesli
  • Cashew nut butter
Method: Smoothie bowl

Well it’s pretty simple really, throw in all the ingredients to your blender and blend till you have the creamiest texture you can imagine. If you are in a rush, pile all of the ingredients in the night before and just pulse in the morning, in my opinion this is even better as it tastes even more of apple pie!

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My favourite combination! Who says these are for winter!
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Oats and dates, no need for medjool as they soften anyway
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Add in the banana – TOP TIP – always have a banana in the freezer for when you need a creamy smoothie or fancy ‘nice cream’
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A dollop of peanut butter and some ripe avocado
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My new favourite plant based milk!
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Meet my best friend…

Okay, so the smoothie is done, you could stop here but I’m a foodie so here comes the toppings. I can just imagine my mum saying ‘what are all those for?’ and I’ll reply ‘to make it even better!’

Method: Toppings

To make the apple and berry compote, you will be surprise how super simple and quick this is. Add to a bowl diced apple chucks (I leave the skin on but you could take it off), the strawberries and the chia seeds. Microwave for 1 minute on high power, then continue for 30 second blasts till the fruits are soft enough to mash together.

I love to have this quite sharp so I don’t add sweetener, I find the bowl is sweet enough, but you could add maple syrup, honey or sugar if you like.

Finally, the construction process, my bounce ball was a little squished, but this didn’t change the flavour! I have always been very sceptical that these would taste of powdered protein but I was so wrong!received_1146029138839624

First I scooped the thick smoothie into a bowl, then added all the compote into the middle, sprinkled on some berry muesli, sliced and placed the Bounce, and finally sprinkled with some seeds!

 

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So it is true, apple pie for breakfast!

 

 

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