If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I like the odd Smoothie Bowl – especially when it comes to using my favourite Kaizen Living superfoods in something like this gorgeous Chia Seed & Acai Nice Cream one!
So when Alpro got in touch about getting involved in their new ‘Make Over Your Morning’ campaign, I was more than happy to oblige. The aim of this project is to inspire you to give your morning a makeover with small changes that can help you to feel happier and better able to tackle the day ahead. For me, this means starting the day with a workout then refuelling with a decent, nutritious and interesting breakfast.
I absolutely adore yogurt and it mainly forms the base of many of my high protein breakfast creations. However it’s great that Alpro offer plant-based alternatives in their Big Pot range: Plain (soya); Coconut and Almond flavours. It’s hard to pick a favourite as they are all delicious, thick and creamy – just how ‘yogurt’ should be!
I was kindly sent an awesome branded cool bag packed with tubs of their yogurts, plus a beautiful breakfast bowl and Emma Bridgewater spoon to display my creation and a selection of tasty toppings (chia seeds; pecans; dried bananas) in cute mini kilner jars.
With so many ideas running through my head, I finally settled on this super healthy, nutrient-packed, filling Blueberry, Banana & Coconut Nice Cream Smoothie Bowl topped with chia seed pudding, dried bananas, coconut chips and dried mango to keep with the tropical theme. Check out the recipe below!
Blueberry, Banana & Coconut Nice Cream Smoothie Bowl
Ingredients (for 2):
For the nice cream –
- 2 frozen bananas
- Handful of spinach leaves
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup pineapple chunks (fresh or tinned in juice)
- 1 teaspoon Acai Berry powder (optional – for a superfood boost!)
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons Alpro Coconut Soya Yogurt
- 50ml water or coconut water
Simply place everything together in a blender and whizz up until thick and smooth. Pour between two bowls.
For the chia seed pudding –
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 6 tablespoons Alpro Coconut Soya Yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon coconut nectar or maple syrup
Make this at least 30 minutes in advance: Stir all the ingredients together and leave in the fridge. The chia seeds will absorb the liquid and expand to create a ‘jam’/jelly like texture. Add a little water if too thick.
Now add a spoonful or two on top of the nice cream.
For the toppings –
You can use what you want but I went for…
- Unsweetened dried mango
- Coconut chips
- A few blueberries
- Dried banana chips
Sprinkle on top of the nice cream and chia pudding – now dig in!
A big thanks to Alpro for inviting me to be a part of this wonderful campaign. I’d love to know if you give this a go – remember to tag me on Instagram / Twitter – and be sure to tag Alpro on Instagram / Twitter too!