When it comes to breakfast, I’ll choose the sweet option every time – unless I’m absolutely hanging out my arse in which case hit me up with the greasiest full english you’ve got – but recently, I’ve definitely been overdoing it on the sweet stuff.
I’ve gotten into a really bad habit of swinging into Pret or Starbucks on my way to work to gore on jam filled muffins covered in icing or giant chocolate pastries. Whilst I’ll never (ever!) ban my body from completely eating these delicious delights, having them on a daily basis – along with my usual grande caramel soy latte – is definitely not good for my body when I’m in training (or my bank balance, ever!)
You may remember I used to make loooooads of fruit smoothies and I’m honestly not quite sure why I stopped. Laziness probably. But this weekend, after fighting a nasty germy cold, I knew my body needed some TLC, something icing sugar and pastry won’t give me, so I decided to go back to having healthier breakfasts. Sweet healthier breakfasts of course. And voila! I made my first ever smoothie bowl, or as I like to call it – Smorridge.
I’ve tried to cram in as much good stuff as I can into this yummy little bowl of goodness, whilst most importantly making it sweet and yummy (if it’s dull and flavourless I just can’t eat it). Additional protein powder isn’t necessary but is a great option for anyone enjoying a bowl of smorridge after a workout or a run, as it will replenish your body with energy it’s used. Sweetener is also an ingredient that really isn’t important or necessary, but a small one that I add in to make my smorridge super sweet (like I said, I luuurve my sweet stuff) but without having to use all that sugar. Honey can also be used if you prefer.
One handful of raspberries
One handful of blueberries
One handful of strawberries
Two scoops of oats
1/2 – 3/4 pint of soya milk (depending on what consistency you like)
One tabelespoon of Chai seeds
1/2 teaspoon of sweetener
One scoop of protein powder
It’s real simple. Cut the banana in half. Chop up one half and throw the other half into a blender, along with the raspberries, blueberries, half of the strawberries, the oats, the soya milk, and any sweetener or protein powder you want. Blend for about 60 seconds. It should be a thick liquid consistency, thinner than porridge, but thicker than a smoothie, but to make it to a texture you prefer, just add less or more soya milk.
Pour into a bowl and add the rest of the strawberries and the chopped banana on top.
Sprinkle your chai seeds and any other seeds you want. I chose pumpkin purely because I had some lying around in my cupboard.
And there you have your sweet bowl of berry smorridge. You can even make this a breakfast to have on the go or take it to work; just prep everything the night before, including adding all your contents into the blender, then just whizz it up in the morning and pop into a smoothie bottle or a container. Enjoy!
(Psst … if you have a go yourself, tag me in any pics, I’d love to see.)