Have you tried making a smoothie bowl for breakfast? Let us show you how.
An easy to make and delicious smoothie bowl made with activated cashew nuts – cashew nuts soaked overnight in water to soften them; this makes them easier to digest. Along with a smooth blend of frozen cherries, avocado, cacao powder and chia pudding.
Smoothie bowls are great because you can add crunch and texture to the topping – using granola, nuts, seeds or more berries.
We’ve measured the ingredients in cups and tablespoons as we find this a quicker way to make breakfast. It is well worth having a set of measuring cups if you don’t already.
CHERRY, CASHEW NUT & CHIA PUDDING SMOOTHIE BOWL
¼ cup of cashew nuts
½ ripe avocado
½ cup frozen cherries
1 small banana
2 heaped tablespoons of chia pudding
1 & ½ tablespoons of chia pudding
Plant-based milk (almond, oat or coconut works well)
Put the cashew nuts into a bowl, cover with water and leave to soak for 2 hours or overnight, we put them to soak before we go to bed as this makes things faster in the morning.
In the morning drain the cashew nuts, and add them to the blender cup/blender along with the smoothie bowl ingredients add a splash of plant-based milk, you may need up to a ¼ cup depending on the power of your blender.
Once blended, spoon into a bowl and enjoy the toppings!
Note – to make a very useful fibre packed chia pudding add 3 tablespoons of chia seeds to a jam jar or bowl, add 250ml of plant-based milk. Stir or screw-on the jam jar lid and shake – we like to flavour our chia pudding with a teaspoonful of vanilla extract.