Green smoothie bowls have the reputation of being too hard to make at home. Or just not worth the effort.
But imagine being able to have a really nutritious, beautiful and delicious meal whenever you felt like it, and that only took 10-ish minutes to whip up.
Recently we were featured on ekko.world’s The Eco Channel for their #snapshotsofgood campaign where we shared one of our favourite year-round recipes that ticks all those boxes. And now, we'd love to share it with you, too!
Seeing as we're in winter, we know people can be turned off by smoothies or smoothie bowls thinking they're too cold for the season. But in this recipe, we use fresh bananas and no ice or frozen fruit, which makes it a great winter meal that's full of nutrients...and that won’t leave you shivering all over.
The advantage of this recipe is that there are no pots involved, no mess, hardly any dishes before and after and, most importantly, hardly ever any leftovers to worry about!
We like using fairly ripe bananas that have started going a bit spotty, but not so ripe that they’re mushy (you can save those for banana bread).
The reason we like riper bananas is because they add a little extra sweetness, and that in turn provides you with more energy.
But don’t totally rule out the very yellow or not-so-ripe bananas! They’re still excellent to use because they’re high in resistant starch.
Resistant starches are great for gut health, lowering blood sugar, weight loss and also for suppressing appetite. So if you’re the kind of person that often gets a mid-afternoon craving, or you simply don’t want to eat too much close to dinner time, having greener bananas at lunchtime can help tide you over until the evening.
In this recipe, we’re using our Alkalise Green & Go.
It's a concentrated plant wholefood that is based on alfalfa, barley, spirulina, chlorella, lemon and ginger and is about 20 times more concentrated compared to a food source of greens like spinach!
Other benefits of using Alkalise Green & Go to boost your smoothie bowl are:
And now for the fun part!
And for beautifully dressing your bowl...
The options are endless! In the video below, We’ve used:
Watch the video below to see the full process of blending and dressing the green smoothie bowl. It’s so easy to get such a beautiful result.
Want to get a little creative? Here are two other delicious flavours to put a unique spin on your smoothie bowls:
Acai Berry Bowl
Use our Mayella Acai Berry Beautiful to create a berrylicious bowl.
Acai Berry Beautiful is made entirely from fruits including acai berries, goji berries, strawberries, blueberries and our beautiful Australian native Kakadu plum, which is one of the worlds highest sources of vitamin C.
It also has no additives or sugars which makes it a powerhouse of antioxidant goodness.
Our Mayella Wild Rooibos Chai is caffeine-free and makes an incredible chai bowl. It’s filled with spices like cinnamon, fennel, black pepper, cardamom and smells divine.
Simply make a Wild Rooibos Chai tea, let it cool then use it as the liquid to blend with bananas (instead of the water). It really is that simple :)
Do you think you could give this green bowl a try? Which flavour will you try first?
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The solstice is a time to celebrate the natural world, take some time to meditate and go within to connect with Self in contemplating the year that has been and the second half of the year to come:
What do you wish to make of this time, goals, your focus, dreams?
A lovely solstice tradition to establish is meditating on the above with the soft candlelight.Here is a short but enjoyable meditation for you to enjoy as a simple way to light up and go within.
Nothing is worse than waking up with a heavy head, a lead tongue and not knowing where to begin to start feeling alive again!
All it takes is one or two extra glasses while enjoying an evening with friends – and cue an AWFUL headache the next morning.
But the question is – can finding relief really be as simple as staying hydrated?
Well yes, and no. Here we break down what really goes into hangover prevention and cures!
Many people are becoming conscious of reducing their waste and consciously buying from businesses that put the environment first. Because of this, plenty of eco-friendly alternatives are popping up. The problem is, not all of them are as ‘green’ as they make themselves out to be, and in fact, many are still harmful for the environment.
In this blog, we wanted to share with you what it takes, and what we do at Mayella, to choose genuinely earth-friendly packaging.