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As you already might know, I am currently based in Bali/ Indonesia. So I thought about picking up a local trend, which actually you shouldn’t consider as trend anymore. But still, the Smoothie Bowls belonging to Bali like the rice paddies and are still very successful within the restaurants around Seminyak, Ubud and Canggu. Bali became somehow the Mecca for smoothie bowl recipes! Especially due to the fact, that most of the F & B concepts over here focusing on a very good Instagram feed. With amazing “instagramable” images of their food, the restaurants and cafes, trying to pull the costumers into their places.
A lot of these places are hyped, but unfortunately not every restaurant is delivering the “promised” quality. Lot’s of them are overpriced, compare to local standard and only keeping up to par, when it comes to interior design and fancy tableware.
A Smoothie Bowl is not rocket science
I mean it, a smoothie bowl is not rocket science! So I created a very easy and healthy recipe for you!
But let’s dive a little bit into the history of the Smoothie Bowl:
The Gracie family, famous for their Brazilian jiujitsu gyms, invented the açaí (pronounce: aa-saa-ee) bowl in the late 1980s, and it grew exponentially in popularity throughout the decade and into the ’90s during a fitness boom in the country. From there, the smoothie bowls popped up in many countries, but Bali became somehow the center of the “revolution”.
FAQ to my Smoothie Bowl Recipe
The trick to a thick smoothie bowl is being blending slowly, adding only as much liquid as necessary, and using a smoothie wand (or something comparable that’s blender safe) to scrape the sides down as it blends. And last but not least the blender! Which should have enough power (watts) to blend frozen ingredients.
Yes definitely, I would recommend 20 grams (0,7 oz).
Actually no, because you will take a lot of fruit sugar (fructose) to your body, which can be transferred to fat, which you don’t want, while reducing your weight. Same applies for juices.
Exotic Smoothie Bowl
- 1 blender high-speed
- 1 bowl
- 1 pan only to roast the coconut as decoration
- 1 spoon
- 1 knife sharp
- 1 cutting board
- 0,5 pcs dragon fruit (pitaya), peeled, in cubes
- 0,5 pcs mango ripe/ soft, peeled, in cubes
- 1 pcs banana ripe/ soft, peeled, half of it in cubes, rest in slices
- 1 tbsp peanut butter without sugar or less sugar
- 5 pcs ice cubes
- 1 tbsp coconut flakes unsweetened
- 1 tbsp goji berries
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- Freeze the bowl. Freeze the cubes of the fruits. Roast the coconut flakes golden brown, let it chill down after. Have the goji berries and chia seeds ready.
- Add frozen dragon fruit, mango, banana cubes, peanut butter and ice cubes in a blender. Blend until creamy and smooth. If this turn out difficult add a little bit water.
- Have the smoothie mixture in the frozen bowl and top it with the banana slices, roasted coconut flakes, goji berries and chia seeds.