Guava, Berry Smoothie Bowl

By June 23, 2017Recipes
Guava Berry Smoothie Bowl

A smoothie bowl is one of easiest and tastiest ways to ensure you are taking on the nutrients which carry you through the day. They are quick to prep, and combine an array of flavours and textures which you can cary every time.

Black currents

Im sure you’ve heard how good blueberries are, well black currents are no different. Another member of the berry family, black currents also shine with rich colour.

This colour signifies the concentrated source of anthocyanins, an antioxidant giving them their colour. Black currents actually contain more anthocyanins than blueberries!

These help protect your cells from oxidative damage (ageing), which can be accelerated by anything from alcohol to pollution. Healthy cells throughout the body make a healthy organism.

Guava

As well as being an exotic and delicious fruit, guavas also do wonders for your digestive health.

They are great source of fibre, up to 12% of your recommended daily dose in fact. Prebiotic fibres help groom the micro organisms in your gut, protecting its lining.

Its also an antimicrobial, helping the bacterial environment in the gut fend off excess pathogenic bacteria. This is what may help combat digestive issues long term.

If you suffer from bouts of mixed IBS, guavas might be of some use. They can actually help relieve constipation whilst also reducing the severity of diarrhea.  

Cinnamon

Is a great addition to foods which can be hard to digest, including starchy carbohydrates like banana. Cinnamon also improves the digestibility of dairy, such as kefir which is an optional addition to this bowl.

With a lot of fruit, especially when blended comes a fair amount of sugar. Another benefit of cinnamon is its ability to help cells uptake glucose, in much the same way as insulin. This helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels, important for stable energy throughout the day.

Guavaberry smoothie

For the smoothie:

  • 2 Bananas
  • 10 Ice Cubes
  • 1 Tbsp Cacao powder
  • 1/4 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp Blackcurrents

 Top it off:

  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2 Guava
  • GF Granola
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 Orange
  • Kefir (optional)

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