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Kiwi, strawberry, banana and almond milk smoothie bowl is a smooth way to refill your vitamins level and start the day fresh. With an extra topping of almond and maple sugar flakes. A Lactose-free smoothie.Kiwi, strawberry, banana and almond milk smoothie bowl is a smooth way to refill your vitamins level and start the day fresh. A Lactose-free smoothie.

smoothie bowl

I confess… I received a smoothie machine for christmas, and this is my first smoothie bowl ever. Nor did I do many simple smoothies either… So being An unctuous fruity smoothie bowl to start the day?fairly new at it, I did an “obvious” choice of fruits, a always favorite of mine; sharp kiwi with juicy strawberry and to calm things down a banana! I often see those beautiful bowls online and want to plunge right in, well this time, I finally did my own and did plunge head first in it after the photo session. Simple but divine! There is a whole lot to explore in the smoothie world… 2017 will be my smoothie year, you’ll see lots more of them on my blog. A great way and healthy way to start the day and/or the year!

Smooth smoothie…

The deal with smoothies is they can get boring… too smooth. You need to made it more inviting or exciting… that’s why I believe those “smoothie bowls” got popular this year. It’s always great to find a contrasting texture to a monotone recipe. To make the smoothie the bed of a bunch of beautiful toppings is key! Incorporating the fruity bites and almonds and maple sugar flakes it help to upgrade it to a fantastic smoothie instead of a boring one. Because we also eat with our eyes!

I’ve used fresh fruits for this recipe, Kiwi, strawberry and banana with almond milk smoothie bowlalthough frozen fruits would work too. Omit the ice cubes if the frozen fruits are used and give the blender session an extra minute to make sure no frozen bites are left. The almond milk and all the fruits have enough of sweetness to it, so I didn’t needed extra sugar (honey or else).

So let’s blend some fruits!

 


Kiwi, strawberry, banana with almond milk smoothie bowl

Makes 2 small portions or 1 big bowl

IngrKiwi, strawberry and banana with almond milk smoothie bowledients
  • 10 strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 kiwi (fresh or frozen)
  • 80ml of almond milk
  • 4 ice cubes (only with fresh fruits)
Toppings
  • 10 strawberries (fresh)
  • 1/2 kiwi (fresh)
  • maple sugar flakes
  • almond finely sliced
Directions
  1. Add all the ingredient to the blender
  2. Blend a good 2 minutes, until smooth
  3. Served in a small bowl and top with the extra toppings

 

Enjoy!

Kiwi, strawberry and banana with almond milk smoothie bowl

Watermelon and kiwi punch

So summer is almost here… we’ll need to rehydrate ourselves with all kinds of delicious juices… This watermelon punch is simply an unavoidable one for this summer, it’s so refreshing and the touch of kiwis spice it up a little. This is a sure popular punch, I mean… who doesn’t like watermelon? If you have some brunch or afternoon event to make, this punch is the way to go. You can add a fresh sparkling water next to it, for the ones who likes it bubbly…

I’m writing all this, but the truth is, it’s not really a recipe, it’s mainly a blended watermelon with iced kiwis and a touch of lime and salt. So simple, yet so healthy and tasty!

In my childhood my favorite bubblegum was those big rectangular and soft watermelon and kiwi flavoured ones, well today, as a grown-up, I’ve simply changed the format for a healthier way to consume this ingredients mix… an easy homemade punch. There is no better way to fill up your body with vitamin C and hydrate during those hot summer days to come.

Let’s make that punch ready!


Watermelon punch with iced kiwis

Watermelon and kiwi punchIngredients
  • 1 watermelon
  • 2 kiwis sliced
  • 1 squeeze of lime
  • 2 pinch of salt
Directions
  1. Cut the watermelon into big cubes and keep a good slice for later (decoration)
  2. Blend the cubes
  3. Pass through a sieve and a little salt (help the juice to come out and gives flavour) push down the juice with a spoon, until it’s a dry paste
  4. Repeat until the watermelon is all blended
  5. Add the sliced kiwis on a baking sheet, without touching, and fold it, leave to freeze in the freezer
  6. Leave the punch to cool a few hours in the fridge
  7. Add the lime juice to the punch and the iced kiwis, mix well
  8. Serve with a piece of watermelon

Serve with an extra sparkling water for those who like it sparkling. Enjoy that summer!