Everyone knows those mornings where you hardly find time to have a decent breakfast. I don’t like those, but nevertheless they happen a lot. Luckily, from time to time, I find a moment to spend more time on making breakfast, to have some fun with it. Last time’s result? These delicious pineapple smoothie bowls! Full of fresh fruit, milk and juice, what else do you need to start your day in a perfect way?
To create a thick smoothie you can eat with a spoon, it’s important to use frozen fruit. I usually go for frozen banana, because banana makes your smoothie thicker, and when it’s frozen it makes it even more thick! It’s important to just use one type of frozen fruit and then add some other non-frozen fruit. If you freeze al your fruit, then you’ll rather get nice cream (which is also very yummy of course 😉 )
For this smoothie bowl I wanted to create a tropical vibe, that’s why I also added some coconut milk. Of course you can use any plant based milk you want, or even leave the milk out, or use yoghurt instead. With the toppings you can also variate a lot. I used chocolate, chia and hemp seeds, but of course you can top it off with anything you want.
I really liked how these smoothie bowls turned out, using the pineapple’s “coat” as a bowl. Of course this is not necessary to do but it creates a very nice effect. Perfect to impress your guests if you have some!
There’s not much more I can say about this delicious breakfast, so let’s get in the kitchen and whip this tropical treasure up!
- What do you need? (2 bowls)
– 1 pineapple
– 2 frozen bananas (sliced before frozen)
– Fresh orange juice (about 3 oranges)
– Coconut milk (or another plant based milk)
– Your favourite chocolate (I used Tony’s Chocolonely’s almond-sea salt)
– Chia seeds
– Hemp seeds
– A few mint leaves
- How do you make it?
Cut the pineapple into two (vertically). Take one half and cut the inside loose along the borders. Cut the inside into cubes (the bottom will stay stuck to the shell). Next up, you take a spoon and try to scoop the cubes out (you’ll have to put some power on it so the bottom of the cubes will come loose from the shell, because you’re not able to do that with your knife). Put all the cubes in a blender. Once all the cubes are out, you’ll notice there’s still some of the fruit stuck on the shell. Now you can simply scrape it off using your spoon. Add everything to the blender, together with the juice that’s left in the pineapple.
Once you’ve gotten all the fruit out of the pineapple and into the blender, add the frozen banana slices, some fresh orange juice and a splash of coconut milk. Blend everything until you’ve gained a thick smoothie.
Fill the shell of the pineapple up with the smoothie, and finish off with some chocolate, chia and hemp seeds, and a couple fresh mint leaves. Repeat everything for the second smoothie bowl.
Enjoy this lovely tropical breakfast! It’ll bring the sunny days right back to you!