This Nutella smoothie bowl with banana and avocado, topped with fruit and hazelnuts makes a healthy nutrient-rich start to the day, even with the Nutella!
I've been eating really healthily recently. Lots of homemade vegetable soups, one pot meals and plenty of fruit for snacks. Ok, there have been a few treats as well, but I won't mention them. After all, who needs to know about the large marzipan coated slices of Christmas cake I sometimes eat for breakfast. Leftover Christmas cake is a fantastic early morning meal!
Ooops! Maybe I should have kept that a secret because it does mean I need to try harder on the days I forego an early slice of cake.
When did Smoothie Bowls Become so Popular?
Smoothie bowls became very popular during 2016. They were all over the internet. Or at least they were everywhere I looked. It's not surprising that I started to think that my two slices of toast and coffee might not be quite up to the standard of my fellow food bloggers, who were undoubtedly tucking into not only healthy but also beautiful bowls of fruity goodness every morning!
This isn't the first time I've experimented with the combination of Nutella, banana and avocado. A couple of years ago I put them in a smoothie. It was delicious, thick and creamy but it was lacking something: It didn't have any toppings.
What's the Best Way to Make a Great Smoothie Bowl?
Toppings! That's the great thing about smoothie bowls. You make your favourite ingredients into a smoothie and then add even more deliciousness on top. How about extra slices of fresh fruit? Dried fruit? Nut or seeds? You choose.
I topped my Nutella smoothie bowl with more fresh banana, slices of kiwi fruit, dried apricots and cranberries and a few hazelnuts.
The other great thing about smoothie bowls is that you eat it with a spoon so it can be really really thick if that's how you like it. There's no need to add as much juice, milk or whatever else you might use to make a smoothie the right consistency to drink. You're not going to drink this. You're going to eat it! And if this Nutella smoothie bowl is your breakfast, you want it to fill you up and keep you going for a while.
Recipe for Nutella, banana and avocado smoothie bowl
Nutella Banana and Avocado Smoothie Bowl
- 1 banana
- 1/2 avocado
- 2 tsp Nutella or any other chocolate spread
- 2 tbsp natural yoghurt
- 2 tbsp milk
For the toppings
- 1/2 kiwi fruit
- 1 tbsp Nuts
- 1 tbsp dried fruit
- 1/4 banana
- Put all the ingredients in a measuring jug and blend with a stick blender. Add extra milk if you want a thinner smoothie bowl
- Pour into a bowl and top with your choice of toppings.
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Note: This is post is not sponsored by Nutella