While frozen fruit smoothies are fabulous for breakfast in summer, they’re probably not the first thing you’re craving for on a cold morning. So for those cooler mornings, we’ve created nourishing warm bowls that are still packed with healthy fruit (and vegetables!) to keep your immune system strong when you need it most. The OmniBlend is a high performance blender, meaning that it can heat up ingredients (so you can use it to blend and heat soups too). By blending just a little longer than you usually would, you’re creating a comforting warm breakfast.
Generally, the difference between a smoothie and a smoothie bowl is the thickness as a result of the amount of liquid you’re adding to your smoothie. Where you’d use quite a bit of liquid (milk, tea, water, yoghurt, etc) in a smoothie, you’re only adding a little to create a thicker consistency for a smoothie bowl. Blending these smoothie bowls till warmed up you’re essentially making a kind of oatmeal or porridge breakfast. And that’s probably more what you’re craving for in winter! If you prefer it as a smoothie on the go, add a little more liquid. Your smoothie cup will make a great hand warmer as you head out!
Carrot Cake Cup
This cup is basically a guilt-free cake for breakfast: comforting & nutritious. This version is no prep, but you can also blend in your overnight oats. Blend the carrots raw, and blend for 2 minutes to warm up your smoothie bowl.
3 small carrots, peeled (about 115g)
1 pear, cored
1/3 C oats
1/3 C water
1 tbsp walnuts
½ tbsp honey (or maple syrup)
A slice ginger root
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp collagen or other protein
Add all ingredients to your OmniBlend and blend for 2 minutes.
Caramelised Pear Porridge
A super bowl that is comforting and nutritious, making it the perfect winter breakfast! We often think of citrus as the ultimate fruit to add vitamin C to a smoothie or bowl, but green peas and pear are excellent sources too, giving you half your daily needs first thing in the morning. On top of that they’re a good source of fiber. The cooked peas & oats make this a delicious creamy and warm smoothie bowl.
½ C Green Peas
2/3 C water
¼ C Rolled Oats
1 Small Banana (frozen)
1 Small Pear (cored)
½ tbsp Peanut Butter
1 tsp Cinnamon
Topping (optional, but so good!):
1 tsp Butter
1 tbsp Walnuts, toasted
Bring peas, water and oats to a simmer in a small pot. Simmer for a minute and remove from the heat. Add to your OmniBlend jug along with the other ingredients. Blend for 30 seconds.
For the topping, slice a pear (skin on) into 3 mm slices. Heat butter in a small skillet on low heat and add the pear slices, drizzling over the honey. Turn to caramelise both sides. The pears are done when soft and slightly browned.