Cheesy for most, romantic for some.

Hey There!

The month of love has engulfed romantics all over the world, if your’re one of those mushy romantics like I am, this one’s for you. 🙂

What’s better than waking up to love? Waking up to love in a bowl!

I’ve been fairly obsessed with smoothie bowls since months now. And what’s not love about them? They’re easy to fix and too pretty to eat! Considering this year Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday, most of us would be too busy to care about love, especially in the morning. But! A couple of minutes (spare some from that luxurious ‘Me time’ ha ha!) and a little effort (trust me, it’s worth it) could make you the best valentine one could wake up to.

If I had to describe ‘Love in a bowl’, it would be this. 🙂

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Disclaimer: No cooking skills required.

Makes two smoothie bowls.

Smoothie ingredients: 

  1. 10 Strawberries
  2. 1 Pear
  3. 2 small Bananas
  4. 50 ml Almond milk ( Regular dairy milk works fine too)

Toppings:

  1. Granola
  2. Dried berries (I’ve used dried cranberries)
  3. Greek yogurt (If you’re feeling artistic)
  4. Cacao nibs (Guilt free chocolate)
  5. Some extra Banana and Strawberry
  6. Heart shape cutter (Easiest shape to find)

Blend all of the above smoothie ingredients on low speed till combined. Add a couple of ice cubes if you’d like to have your smoothie bowl cold. Crank up the blender to crush the ice cubes and voila your gorgeous pink smoothie is ready!

Now to make it a Valentine’s special. 🙂

Smoothie Bowl 1

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Start by creating the border of your heart with some dried berries, this will ensure you create a masterpiece. 😉 Now, fill your berry neat heart with some granola. To finish it off, cut out two little hearts and place them in the center. Doesn’t it look lovely?

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Smoothie Bowl 2
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This one’s for the artistic valentine. Sprinkle one side of your smoothie bowl with cacao nibs. Cut out a couple of fruity hearts using the heart shape cutter and place these over the nibs.

Fill a piping bag with Greek yogurt and draw vertical lines on the other side of the bowl. Now, create swirls by simply drawing horizontal lines over these with a tooth pick. Easier than you thought, huh? 🙂

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I hope you give this a try, even if it’s just for yourself! After all, remember to love yourself first. 🙂

Until next time,

Iona

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