My return to blogging has drawn me back down the rabbit hole that is Pinterest. And speaking of platforms that encourage hours of mindless scrolling, I must tell you: You haven’t lived until you’ve seen all 36,264 #grazingtable posts on Instagram. Srrrrsllly tho.
Anyway, the point is, it’s been a long and intense search for inspiration to fuel my dive back into recipe creation, food styling and photography. So imagine my delight when I stumbled upon AlphaFoodie’s breathtaking smoothie bowls. I did not know this was a thing, but I’m fairly certain it’s part of the #grazingtable / #avocadotoast / #ramen conspiracy designed to keep us all wide-eyed and drooling at the alter of foodstagram.
At first, there were so many questions …
What are smoothie bowls?
(Smoothies. In bowls. With impossibly photogenic and decidedly unrealistic garnishes.)
Ok, so how do I make a smoothie bowl?
(Make a smoothie and pour it into a bowl.)
How do you eat a smoothie bowl?
(With a spoon. Duh.)
SIGN. ME. UP.
The Triple B (Berries, Banana, Beetroot powder) Smoothie Bowl
You can't go wrong with a berry banana smoothie. Beetroot powder is rich in antioxidants, calcium and other nutrients (so Google tells me). Greek yogurt, honey, flax and OJ round out the mix.
- 1 cup mixes berries
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup greek yogurt
- 1 tsp beetroot powder
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
Blend all ingredients. Pour into bowl. Garnish with berries, shredded coconut, flax seed and, if you're feeling insta-ready, melon-balled dragonfruit.