Updated: May 12
Simple mixed berry smoothie bowl topped with fresh fruit, nuts, coconut and goji berries.
If you are looking for a healthy breakfast to help clear your acne or eczema or protect your skin from the effects of ageing, a breakfast smoothie bowl is a perfect option. We recommend these as part of our Skin Health Programme as they are quick and easy to prepare in only a few minutes. So if you find yourself in a rush in the mornings, you can't go wrong with a healthy option that takes only 5 minutes to prepare! You can also get ahead by having prepared fruit in the freezer, ready to add to the blender with your dairy-free milk or yoghurt.
Smoothie bowls are packed full of goodness that is great for your skin health. The berries are full of antioxidants that help liver detoxification and skin health. They also protect against sun damage and help acne scars to heal. The fibre content is great for keeping your gut healthy essential for healthy skin. Plus, the healthy fats from nuts and seeds are excellent for the skin's natural oil barrier, critical in keeping skin hydrated, plumper, and younger-looking. They also help reduce inflammation associated with acne breakouts and other inflammatory skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis.
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Smoothie bowls are a great way to get in various nutrients — including vegetables — first thing in the morning. Compared to juicing, smoothie bowls retain the fibre from fruit and vegetables, which helps you feel fuller longer. Adding protein and healthy fats also has the same effect, helping to balance your blood sugar levels and avoiding slumps mid-morning, leading to a sugary snack to pick you back up again.
Once you have the basic recipe, you can add whichever fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds etc., that you have to hand. All you need is a blender to get started.
Here is a simple recipe for a mixed berry smoothie bowl, and you can adjust it to whatever toppings you have available:
Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl
Dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free
Equipment needed - Blender.
Prep time - 5 minutes
200g frozen mixed berries
300ml dairy-free milk or 250g plant-based yoghurt
1 tbsp maple syrup
Optional toppings: sliced banana, fresh berries, cashew nuts, walnuts, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut, goji berries and so on.
Put all of the ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth.
Pour into a bowl and add toppings.
If you don't have frozen fruit, you can add ice cubes to the blender instead.
Try to make the smoothie fresh. However, if you want to prep in advance, you can put everything except the liquid in a freezer bag and freeze until you need it.
Don't add too much liquid, as you want the smoothie to be nice and thick, so the toppings don't sink.
If you would like to discuss how diet can affect your skin health, our Introduction to Skin Health Session is perfect for you. This session with our qualified nutritional therapists will take you through crucial foods to avoid and include to help you achieve your clear skin goals. Our session helps with diet and acne, psoriasis, eczema and much more. If you've ever wondered about diet and skin, then send us a message now, and we will get you back on track to healthy glowing skin. You can opt for our Skin Health Programme for more regular support, which includes a Food Intolerance Test to identify any significant food culprits affecting your skin condition quickly.
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