A summer smoothie bowl you have got to try

Hey Everyone!

This week I wanted to experiment a little, and create another recipe post for you guys. I did one a while back, on some snack bowls that I love, but I thought I would be a bit more adventurous and try to create my own smoothie bowl recipe!

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I always see so many beautiful smoothie bowls on Instagram and Pinterest, but when I look at the recipes, they look kind of complicated or use lots of ingredients that I don’t usually have at home. That’s why with this recipe I created, you can find the ingredients in pretty much any store if you don’t already have them at home. And if I do say so myself, it tastes AMAZING.

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I wanted to create something that reminded me of a hot summers day by the beach and had an interesting and exciting taste, not just your regular berry smoothie. And I gotta say, it worked out pretty well. This smoothie bowl is exploding with mango, coconut, lime, and ginger, and if summer were a food, this would be it. The flavours just jump out at you and complement each other so well. I’m so excited to share this recipe with you!

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Ingredients

  • 2 small mangos
  • 1 squeeze of lime juice
  • 1 tiny cut piece of ginger
  • 2 pots of coconut yogurt. (I used the small pots that usually serve one person, but if you’re using yogurt from a huge tub, just put the equivalent of that)
  • 1 spoon of shredded coconut
  • A mix of dried berries, nuts, seeds, granola, and fruits for the topping.

Method

  • Peel the mangos and cut a piece of ginger.
  • Put the mangos, ginger, lime juice, coconut yogurt, and shredded coconut into a blender, and mix till your smoothie reaches a creamy consistency. (add more yogurt if needed)
  • Pour your smoothie into a bowl, and top it with whatever fruits, seeds, or granola you want.
  • Snap a picture of your smoothie bowl, and tag @Little.Miss.Expat in it!

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I hope you enjoy making this recipe and let me know if you try it out, and what you think. Be sure to tag me in any of your photos for a repost!

See you next week,

Little Miss Expat 

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Eating For a Purpose – Health Food Haul

Hey Guys!

So, if you’re one of my regular readers you will know that one of my new year’s resolutions is to learn more about the food I eat, and what it does for my body.  This year I want to eat for a purpose. I already have a very healthy lifestyle, and I’m really interested in nutrition, so I wanted to combine these two things and do something that I’ve wanted to do for a while. This year I want to learn about all the vitamins I need to eat, what food contains which nutrients, and what types of carbs will let me run better. In other words, I want to know what every piece of food I eat does for my body.

So… For Christmas this year my parents got me a hamper full of healthy ingredients from Daylesford Farm, and honestly it was the best present ever! You should have seen my face when I opened that hamper. As well as all the ingredients I got from Daylesford Farm, I also picked up some goodies at Whole Foods when I was in England, and I ordered some powders from Tropeka, that I’m super excited to try out.

I thought that in this post I would share what ingredients I’m planning to use this year, and why I chose them. So here’s what I’m using so far:

  • A natural tea that is meant to calm you down: It has all kinds of whole ingredients in it, such as rose petals and dried fruit. I like to have this in the evening or before I go to sleep.
  • Manuka Honey: this is a really good alternative for sugar when you’re cooking, and it has all kinds of antibacterial properties.
  • 3 Grain Museli & Granola: So these aren’t really ‘health foods’ but you guys know I love my granola and yogurt, so I got some new ones for the new year.
  • Pink Himalayan Salt: This serves to balance your electrolytes, and keeps you hydrated. As a runner living in a desert, hydration is key.
  • Dried Mulberries, Goji Berries, and Blueberries: I’m planning to put these together with some nuts and seeds into a trail mix that I can have as a snack during school. Mulberries, goji berries, and blueberries are all rich sources of antioxidants.
  • Almond Butter: I know people that swear by their nut butter, I’ve never really tried one, but I’m planning to give this one a go.
  • Tumeric: I think Tumeric has to be the health craze at the moment, it has anti-inflammatory properties, it’s an antioxidant. I’m not too keen on the taste, but I’m definitely going to try using this a lot.
  • Lucuma Powder: This powder contains, calcium, protein, iron, zinc, and vitamin B3, and It’s perfect to put in your smoothies.
  • Cacao Powder: This powder is super high in antioxidants! And, I mean it tastes like chocolate, so what could be better?
  • Sunflower Seeds: Sunflower seeds are a source of magnesium, which helps keep your immune system healthy, and makes sure your muscles are working properly.
  • Almond Flakes: Again, I’m planning to put this into my trail mix, as it’s really high in protein, magnesium, and vitamin E.
  • Spelt Flakes: Spelt helps you to build strong bones, and aids your blood circulation.
  • Coconut Sugar: It’s a healthy alternative to sugar when you’re cooking, it’s on the low glycemic side of the scale which means that it doesn’t spike your blood sugar as much.

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These are the healthy ingredients that I have at the moment, and I’m super excited to start cooking with them! Let me know if you’re using any of these ingredients, and what you like to use.

See you next week!

Little Miss Expat

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4 Super Easy Snack Bowl Recipes

Hey Guys,

So if you follow my Instagram (@little.miss.expat) you will know that I LOVE yogurt bowls, granola, and smoothies. Those are basically my three guilty pleasures, and I could eat them all day if I needed to. I’ve received so many questions about how I make these bowls and what I put in them, so I decided to compile my 4 favourite snack bowl recipes into one post for you guys so you can try them! Don’t worry these recipes are pretty self-explanatory, and you can add in and substitute ingredients as much as you want to.

The Original – This is my go-to snack bowl, I literally eat this every day after school, and as a dessert after dinner on some days as well because I love it so much. I’ll tell you what I put in mine but you can add in any of your favourite berries, and as many as you want.

You Will Need:

Yogurt (I just use a local Greek yogurt)

Mixed Berries of your choice (I use strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries)

Granola (my favourite is Lizzies Granola)

Mixed Nuts (to add on top)

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The Original.

The Fully Loaded Exotic – This is for times when I’m feeling a little more ‘out-there’. This yogurt bowl is filled with lots more fruits and flavors. It’s sharp, sweet, and tangy at the same time, and perfect for a summers day.

You Will Need:

Yogurt (I just use a local Greek yogurt)

Mango

Kiwi

Pomegranate

Passion Fruit

Figs

Shredded Coconut

Granola (I use Lizzie’s Granola)

Mixed Berries

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The Fully Loaded Exotic Bowl.

The Nutty Chocolate Bowl – For all of you with a sweet tooth, this one will be perfect for you! It’s basically a smoothie bowl filled with peanut butter, cocoa powder, and banana, but because I only use a tiny amount of the cocoa powder, I call this bowl a healthy one 🙂

You Will Need:

Peanut Butter (I used one that was infused with coconut, extra yummy!)

Cocoa powder

1 Banana

Milk

Walnuts

Ice

(blend all of these ingredients together to make the ‘base’ of this smoothie bowl)

For Toppings:

Cacao Nibs

Banana

Crushed Walnuts

Almond Slices

Shredded Coconut

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The Nutty Chocolate Bowl.

The Simplistic Chia Seed Pudding – Guys I’ll be honest, I’m a huge fan of chia seed pudding and I love to make it for myself as a treat. The word ‘pudding’ is a bit misleading, because it just means that the chia seeds are being soaked in some sort of milk. But this whole dessert is actually pretty healthy and is definitely delicious.

You Will Need:

Chia Seeds

Coconut Milk

(warm up the milk and mix it with the chia seeds. Refrigerate this mixture for a few hours before you assemble the pudding)

For The Toppings:

Mixed berries of your choice

Granola

Shredded coconut

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The Simplistic Chia Seed Pudding.

So those are my four healthy snack bowl recipes and trust me they are all delicious. I’ve never written a blog post about my recipes before, but it was certainly interesting to do, and the pictures were really fun to take. Let me know if you’re interested in seeing more of my recipes! Tell me if you try any of these recipes, and tag it with the #LittleMissExpatRecipes for a feature!

See you next week 🙂

Little Miss Expat

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