My Perfect Smoothie Bowl

Recently I have adopted a new perspective on eating. Growing up, my fascination with my weight has always consumed me, and it has often led me down the paths of fad diets, restrictive eating and unhealthy tendencies.  However, after becoming hooked to the Youtube channel Bon Appetite I realised that I don’t have to be on a diet, but I do have to educate myself on the differences between wants and needs.

I now eat a lot cleaner than I used to.  I rarely eat junk food and I take pride in eating healthy and nutritious foods.

That’s where this recipe comes from.  I have always gazed hungrily at stunning photos of ‘smoothie bowls’ on Instagram, completely perplexed on how they make them look so delicious, and so I decided to create my own recipe.

  1. The key to a thick smoothie bowl is using frozen fruit.Firstly, you place your frozen fruit in a blender and pulse it until it’s ‘gritty’ in texture.
    • The fruit I like to use are:
      1. A handful of blueberries
      2. Five to six strawberries
  • Half a banana
  1. I then put in a splash of oat milk and pulse it a few more times in the blender. This makes it a bit creamier, but be careful not to over-blend because it will make it less thick.
  2. I then pour the smoothie into a bowl, my recipe usually gives enough to make a perfect individual portion
  3. I then scatter some homemade granola, blueberries, some sliced up banana and some chia seeds.
  4. If you are in the mood to make it a little sweeter, you could drizzle a little honey over the smoothie bowl.

This is honestly one of my favourite meals, regardless of the time of day!  You can customise it depending on your tastes, and enjoy it guilt-free.

 

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Vegetable Rice Bowl Recipie

Hey everyone.  So, I thought that I’d make this post a little different, you know, change it up a bit!

Cooking has always been a passion of mine, however, how much I can do it depends on my health.  However, recently I have undergone a variety of dietary changes after discovering that I have a few intolerances, which has been a shock to the system to say the least!  My new diet is dairy-free and gluten-free, which may be restrictive to some, but I have never felt more energised or healthy since I have cut out all the food that my body can’t cope with.

One of my favourite things to cook at the minute is a rice bowl with some Quorn steak pieces (gluten free).  This is an absolutely delicious, healthy and filling meal, and I usually have leftovers that can be reheated.

I also just want to say that the reason I use microwaveable rice is for simplicity and convenience.  However, you should use whichever rice you prefer!

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of egg-fried rice
  • Handful of tender stem broccoli
  • Handful of mangetout
  • 1 packet of pepper stir fry vegetables
  • 1 cm of grated ginger
  • Some fresh coriander (put as much in as you like, but I usually put in a large pinch)
  • 2 tbsp. of soy sauce (gluten free)
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 2 Spring onions

Recipe

  1. First, I usually cook the broccoli in a large pan with some rapeseed oil, salt and pepper. I put the lid on the pan and leave it for a few minutes to soften, otherwise you will have some very crunchy broccoli!
  2. Put some Quorn steak pieces in a frying pan, drizzle a little oil and put it on a medium heat. These will take approximately 12 minutes to cook.
  3. I then add in the crushed garlic clove, a little soy sauce and the ginger. I give it a stir, put the lid back on the pan, and I let it cook for another minute.
  4. In the meantime, I will put the rice in the microwave to cook, as well as the mangetout.
  5. Now I will add the packet of pepper stir fry vegetables into the pan, and I will add a little bit more oil and some more soy sauce. Leave this to cook for a few minutes.
  6. Once the vegetables have softened a little more, I put the rice and the mangetout into the pan. I will then place the coriander into the mixture and some more soy sauce if needed.  Once the Quorn is ready I add it in, and then I then season with salt and pepper.

Disclaimer:  I am not a chef, nor do I claim to be.  I am probably doing this all wrong, but I am a student, and I don’t have the time to cook everything from scratch.  It tastes good either way! ❤

This tastes absolutely amazing and it is really filling.  The reason I use the microwave for the mangetout and rice is simply because of convenience.  I usually don’t have a lot of time, so I try to make quick and healthy food when possible.

I hope you guys enjoyed this recipe!  You can modify it to your own dietary needs, and if you do take inspiration from it or recreate it, I hope that you enjoy it!

xoxo