4 vegan smoothie bowl recipes & WIN a smoothie variety box from thyme*

Vegan smoothie recipes are everywhere on the internet these days and I am a massive fan of a morning smoothie myself. Recently, probably in the past three months or so, I’ve been having a vegan smoothie for breakfast 5 out of 7 days of the week and I would credit this addition to my diet as one of the ways I have lost so much weight. If you get the ingredients right then a decent vegan smoothie will fill you up until lunchtime.

I’m not an advocate of losing weight just for the sake of being thinner but I was in a place where I felt unhealthy and unhappy with my body and quite at a loss as to what to do about it. So, I decided to start making small, easy changes to my food intake and lifestyle and worked up to where I am today, which is about 20lbs down and full of energy. This fitness and lifestyle journey is still really in a new and delicate state for me but it has without a doubt changed my outlook to, well, everything and for the better.

Smoothies of course are just a small part of a lifestyle change but they are a brilliant place to start when you have no idea what to do. The problem with vegan smoothies is that the online recipes are often complicated or full of exotic and/or expensive ingredients and that puts me right off.

I need life to be as easy as possible and so I created this post to be easy to follow if you want to recreate the recipes below. Nobody has time for baobab after all (what even is it?!)

You might remember in my pre-vegan days that I worked with a brand called thyme – a company who deliver fresh, simple, frozen meals to your doorstep and take all the hard work out of your week for you. As a working parent, I was over the moon with their service and now I’m pretty excited to tell you that they are doing smoothie box deliveries too! It’s like they read my mind and answered my prayers because honestly, I’m just too busy to mess about chopping, prepping and designing the ingredients for tasty smoothies. I’m incredibly busy, as I’m sure are you, and I don’t have time for any faffing in the mornings.

You can win your own smoothie variety box, (which includes a selection of 30 smoothies from up to 14 flavours) by entering the competition here and then check out the recipes below for a few ideas of how best to serve them up.

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The service from thyme was as fantastic as last time with a simple, easy to use website and the box arriving exactly when and where it was supposed to with eco-friendly packaging that could keep the ingredients frozen for several hours (handy if you aren’t in when it’s delivered).

Inside, I found lots of individual portions of smoothie ingredients, already chopped and ready to just stick in my Ninja blender. All I had to do was pull out a packet from the freezer and add my choice of milk or water and blend.

Now as I said, I am a big fan of a smoothie but sometimes I just want to eat my breakfast instead of merely drinking it. I need the crunch and the munch on those hungrier days and so I started experimenting with smoothie bowls and found that they are the perfect antidote to a grumbling tum.

So here are four of my favourites – packed full of antioxidants and vitamins, these smoothie bowls will pack a punch to your morning and leave you with a full stomach and a ton of energy.

Kickstart your mornings with these four delicious and super healthy vegan smoothie bowls

Absofruitly vegan smoothie bowl

My vegan smoothie bowls are hit with all of the family (even the non-vegan members!) and can be made to suit any palette – this one is probably the biggest hit so far.

The absofruitly nutriburst sachet from thyme contains the right portion of frozen strawberry, pineapple and kiwi for one person and I simply add the following ingredients:

  • 200ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop of vegan vanilla protein
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 chopped banana (to decorate)
  • 1/2 a cup of sliced strawberry (to decorate)
  • 1/2 cup blackberries (to decorate)
  • 1 sliced kiwi (to decorate)

Energy currant vegan smoothie bowl

Ingredients:

  • Energy currant thyme nutriburst sachet – blackcurrant, strawberry and rasberry
  • 200 ml cashew nut milk
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 1/2 cup of mixed, crushed nuts (Brazil nuts are excellent here)
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup sliced mixed fruit

Blitz the first two ingredients together in your blender and then decorate with the remaining ingredients.

Cococabana vegan smoothie bowl

This one is great if you have a particularly busy day ahead and need something extra filling.

Ingredients:

  • Cococabana nutriburst sachet
  • 200 ml oat milk
  • 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

To decorate

  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 cup of rasberries
  • 1 tbsp goji berries
  • 1/2 cup of steel-cut oats

The green defender vegan smoothie bowl


Ingredients:

  • Green defender nutriburst sachet -(Apple, Pear, Kiwi, Avocado, Mint)
  • 200 ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein

Decoration

  • 1 tbsp sliced coconut
  • 1 tbsp golden linseed & flaxseed
  • A few plain, organic almonds
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries

I hope that you love these recipes, let me know in the comments bow below your favourites if you get to try them out!

For more from thyme you can visit their website by clicking the link here.

Good luck with the giveaway! T’s and c’s below.

Until next time

x

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The competition closes at midnight 31 August and is open to entrants from the GB mainland only. *This is a collaborative post with thyme uk

30 Comments

    • August 16, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      Ah I know, what a shame sorry you can’t enter πŸ™ but you do get to live in beautiful Jersey so it’s not all bad! x

  1. Julia
    August 14, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    I entered, hope I win
    The food looks lovely

    • August 16, 2017 / 9:21 pm

      Good luck!

    • August 16, 2017 / 9:14 pm

      I haven’t tried a Buddha bowl yet but they really appeal. I keep pinning them on my Pinterest but yet to try it!

  2. August 14, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    I literally have a vegan smoothie in my hand right now! πŸ™‚

    • August 16, 2017 / 9:13 pm

      Yay! What’s in it?

  3. August 15, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    These all look so good! I love a smoothie in the morning but I’ve gotten really lazy with making them since my daughter was born. Fingers crossed I win so it spurs me on to make more!

    • August 16, 2017 / 9:13 pm

      Good luck!

  4. August 16, 2017 / 10:47 am

    I love the idea of a smoothie bowl! I’ve never been a huge fan of smoothies purely because of the amount of effort, but a smoothie bowl seems like a lazy way to get the good stuff in. The Cococabana looks like a winner to me!

    • August 16, 2017 / 9:13 pm

      Yes and they are so varied as well so it keeps it interesting?

  5. August 16, 2017 / 11:00 am

    I’ve just got into smoothie bowls so some lovely new ones to try here!

    • August 16, 2017 / 9:12 pm

      Let me know which ones you enjoy!

    • August 16, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      Really? Wow well I hope I did them justice for a first timer then πŸ™‚

  6. August 16, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    Oh wow these look absolutely delicious! I must admit I have never heard of Thyme before but I am into recipe box deliveries so I will definitely check them out and enter the comp. Thanks for sharing

    • August 16, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      Ah well then, you can’t say I never give you anything πŸ˜‰

    • August 16, 2017 / 9:10 pm

      It’s not for everyone by any means but that’s great that you are upping the veggie intake!

  7. August 16, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    I haven’t heard of smoothie bowls either, but they sound great! xx

    • August 16, 2017 / 9:09 pm

      They are definitely worth a try – always nice to find something new x

    • August 17, 2017 / 9:45 am

      Fab! Hope he enjoys them

  8. August 18, 2017 / 9:55 am

    I’ve never tried a smoothie bowl before but these look delish! I love coconut milk and yogurt as well x

  9. August 18, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    These all look absolutely delicious! Enough to make me go Vegan!

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