Melissa C. Koh

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Food, Lifestyle
Staying at home this week has given us the opportunity to keep tabs on our diet and lifestyle at large. Lately, we’ve been making it a point to start our day with a smoothie bowl. I love smoothies and I use them as an energising booster to start my day. 
 
Today’s smoothie bowl recipe features a nutrient-packed bowl with blueberries and bananas. Bananas are one of my go-to base for making smoothies as it not only gives me the calories and energy I need, but it complements really well with many other fruits, and may I say, even vegetables.  

Bananas are high in potassium content, a great source of vitamin C, excellent source of vitamin B6 (used to grow new cells in your body), contains magnese (necessary for bone health and metabolism) and a great source of dietary fibre (helping you to feel full longer and keeps your digestive processes running smoothly)!

Blueberries are super rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins C, K and B6. It has anti-inflammatory properties which some studies have shown, helped to improve learning ability, memory and even blood sugar levels. It is definitely my 100% ideal sweet berry — not too tart, no seeds to overcome and definitely a flavour and colour that overpowers, in a good way, of course. I really enjoy them frozen.

The key thing to note when making smoothies are that your fruits are 100% frozen. This will help to give your smoothie a really nice thick consistency. No need for any ice. We don’t like our smoothies diluted here.

Blend the above ingredients before adding your favourite toppings.

I added slice bananas, raspberries, certified organic chia seeds, milled organic flax, sunflower, pumpkin, sesame seeds and gogi berries (from Linwood) and finally, peanut butter.

As we’re making a smoothie bowl here, there is definitely something psychologically satisfying in chewing my food as opposed to just drinking it. You may add in nuts or granola for that extra crunch too.
 
A quick smoothie like this one, helps keep me in check and is not only satisfying to my taste buds, but it energizes my mind and body. Starting the day on a right note certainly helps me to go further.

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