I love smoothies and try and make one every day if I can. It’s a great way for me to get more fruit and vegetables into my diet as I’m not a fan of eating pieces of fruit especially in the winter months. Having them in a smoothie or smoothie bowl means that I can have multiple pieces of fruit with all of the juice and fibre as well as meaning that I am less likely to snack on unhealthier things. I would normally have a smoothie for an afternoon snack to keep me going until lunchtime or as dessert after lunch or dinner.
Erbology approached me to see if I they could send me some of their products to put into a recipe and I thought that a breakfast smoothie bowl would be perfect. It’s exciting to create a new recipe and to get me to try a new breakfast. This smoothie bowl is packed with protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre to set you up for a productive day.Jump to Recipe
I am using Aronia powder in this recipe. The powder is made from whole organic aronia berries (also known as chokeberries) which are rich in antioxidants which are thought to help protect against cancer and heart disease. Aronia berries are also thought to help reduce inflammation and boost the immune system.
I am also adding in to Aloe Vera juice. Aloe Vera is known for its cleansing properties so may help to reduce skin breakouts and conditions such as psoriasis. It can also help to ease heartburn. Aloe Vera is one of the only plant sources of vitamin B12 which is amazing for vegetarians and vegans and also contains vitamins C, E and folic acid.
To make smoothie bowls for two people:
250g Frozen Berries
1 large banana
Handful red grapes
1 tbsp greek yogurt (I use Oatly)
1 heaped tsp Erbology Aronia Powder
1 heaped tsp hemp protein powder
1 heaped tsp milled flax & seeds
3-4 tbsp Erbology Aloe Vera Juice
250ml apple juice
Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
You can start by adding 150ml of apple juice if you like your smoothie thicker and then add more liquid if you need to.
I like to put the frozen berries in first and leave for half an hour to defrost a little before adding everything else.
Pour into a bowl and top with granola and fresh fruit of your choice.
Serve and enjoy!Print Recipe
More about Erbology:
“We want to feel inspired, and to inspire you to embrace healthy, happy living that nourishes the mind, body and soul.
To do that, we feel it’s also important to ensure Erbology has a positive impact on the world around us. We work closely with independent farmers. Our products are organically grown and free from chemicals and additives.
We’re constantly digging up new ways to integrate nature’s marvels into our busy lives. We believe healthy foods can taste great, and add a touch of excitement to everyday recipes.”
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Wonder Berry Smoothie Bowl
- 250 g Frozen Berries
- 1 large Banana
- 1 handful Red grapes
- 1 heaped tsp Erbology Aronia Powder
- 1 heaped tsp Hemp Protein Powder
- 1 heaped tsp Milled flax & seeds
- 1 tbsp greek yogurt
- 3-4 tbsp Erbology Aloe Vera Juice
- 250 ml Apple Juice
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- You can start by adding 150ml of apple juice if you like your smoothie thicker and then add more liquid if you need to.
- I like to put the frozen berries in first and leave for half an hour to defrost a little before adding everything else.
- Pour into a bowl and top with granola and fresh fruit of your choice.
- Serve and enjoy!
*Disclosure: I was kindly gifted the photographed products in return for this blog post. All opinions are my own.*