Ever since I tried my first smoothie bowl, I have been an addict. Not only are they incredibly tasty and easy to make, but the sheer variety of toppings and ingredients means one can never get bored. I recently discovered Stockmann Herkku stocks edible flowers and somehow they ended up in my basket, although I have to admit they weren’t cheap and I usually don’t buy such luxuries. I wouldn’t say they added to the flavour of the smoothie bowl, but they definitely made them look more appealing.
I think my favourite base smoothie is currently mango, banana spinach and coconut milk. Not only does the smoothie turn a beautiful green colour, but somehow it turns super sweet and is a good way to pack in some extra plant goodness at breakfast time. The bowl above is topped with sea buckthorn powder, among other things, which gives a really nice tang against the sweet smoothie.
Finally I have my version of a blueberry cinnamon ‘pulla’, or bun to english readers. I mixed the blueberries with bananas, almond milk, a pinch of cinnamon and then crushed some fresh cardamom pods to give it a slightly spicy, but very Finnish twist.
I will be posting again soon with some recipes and tips for anyone who is interested in trying it for themselves. I can also recommend a good blender! I managed to break my first one trying to crush some frozen mango!!!!
What is your favourite smoothie bowl / topping?