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A Smooth(ie) breakfast trend


Smoothie Bowls are such a breakfast trends at the moment, with healthy-living enthusiasts going crazy for them. Sites like Instagram, Buzzfeed and Pinterest are bursting with recipes and flavour combinations for smoothies to experiment with.

Weekend cheat treat alert: Of course you can completely ignore the healthy route and do chocolate smoothie bowls.

Smoothie Bowls are also known as Açaí na tigela (“açaí in the bowl”). It is a Brazilian dish made with frozen açaí palm fruit, which is mashed. It is served as a smoothie in a bowl and traditionally topped with other seasonal fruits and granola.

Flavour combinations are endless, and even includes fruit and vegetable combos too. In fact it is a good idea to sneak in a vegetable or two for those picky eaters in the family. The idea is to mix smooth, silky, crunchy, sweet, sour, cold and hot all into one delicious smoothie bowl.

Smoothie Bowl with Berries and Coconutstrawberries

serves 4


3 x 150g Fairview Full Fat Yogurt

+- 250ml milk

125g fresh strawberries – remove stalks

30ml honey or Xylitol

1 small raw beetroot – peeled (optional)

For the toppings

Chopped strawberries

Coconut shavings

Pumpkin seeds

Sunflower seeds


Mint sprigs

Lavender flowers

Smoothie bowls


Place the yogurt, milk and strawberries in a blender and pulse until smooth. If you want it slightly thicker or thinner add either more milk or more fruit.

Pour into 4 pretty bowls and start “playing with your food”.

Who is Nina Timm?

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Not only is Nina a food stylist, photographer and chef, she is also a mother who understands that someone working full-time needs help in the kitchen. She gets that you are looking for recipes that are easy, affordable and delicious, exactly what inspired her to start Easy cooking from Nina’s kitchen. Nina also runs a successful cooking school, is a published author and travels across the country motivating her audience while teaching them to become better cooks.


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