Who hasn’t gushed over the gorgeous presentations of some of the top food bloggers’ smoothie bowls?! Just flick through your Instagram feed and you’ll be confronted by these works of art.
The thing is, not everyone has the time to turn a simple dish into a visual masterpiece. I’m here to say leave that 'dressing it up' stuff to the time-rich and let us focus on the things that matter by sourcing our nutrients the easy way :)
Here are 4 pantry essentials that are great for topping your smoothies with.
What? Hemp Seeds
Why? These little gems are my favourites. They are a great source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, contain an awesome amount of plant-based bio-available protein and taste yummy.
What? Cacao nibs
Why? When you want to add crunch within your smoothie, you can’t beat these beauties. They’re packed with antioxidants, magnesium and can give you a natural burst of energy.
What? Black sesame seeds
Why? These ant-sized seeds of goodness are anything but small in the nutrient value. They are a great source of calcium, iron, fibre and cholesterol-lowering phytosterols.
What? White mulberries
Why? These delicious morsels contain less than half the sugar content that raisins and are more delicious. Health benefits include controlling blood sugar levels, antioxidants and a good source of fibre.