UPDATED! Please note the pictures for this blog post were updated in December, 2016.
How do you get noticed in the competitive vegan food blogging world? It’s tough to make your mark I can now tell you from personal experience ;). But, it seems I may have cracked the code: #masonjars, or even better #bellheritagemasonjars. And the # is crucial, you see to get your followers (top tip ;)). Because, no respectable, honest, good and popular vegan blogger can do without it. And although I haven’t taken the exact stats on this, my guesstimate is that about 99.9% of all smoothies on most vegan blogs are presented in this attractive glass jar.
So, I won’t lie, I was pretty tempted to get one myself and jump full force on the band wagon. Until I saw the price tag (£10 including postage for a single jar, in case you were wondering) and decided against it. Surely, there must be another way;). Just a simple way - aha – how about the good old breakfast bowl? The 99p one you can get at your local supermarket or better still, the one that’s actually already in your cupboard with all the other old plates, cups and saucers. Perfect! So, being the stubborn person my friends know me to be, I decided to take the tough route in this game called blogging and try to win followers with a cheeky post and a cracked breakfast bowl instead of the #masonjar. :) #keepingitreal #rebelwithacause
UPDATED! REBELLIOUS GREEN SMOOTHIE BOWL (R) (V+) (GF) (NF) (P) (ChF) (GrF)
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2 + 1 little person
Handful of fresh parsley
Handful of (organic) fresh spinach
¼ of a cucumber
2 frozen or fresh bananas
1-2 cups of fresh or frozen berries of your choice
250ml – 350ml of coconut water
1 tbs wheatgrass powder (optional)
Decoration Ingredients (Optional):
(Home-made) granola or muesli
Place the smoothie ingredients in your blender. I have a vitamix, but any old blender can do the trick. Blend until the ingredients are nicely combined and the smoothie is, well… smooth. Before pouring the smoothie into your bowl, please check its consistency. I like my smoothie quite watery and if you do too, you may want to add a little bit more coconut water at this point.
Then pour the smoothie into a bowl and decorate with healthy ingredients – the above are just some ideas, but the sky’s the limit. Be creative and have fun. Enjoy your breakfast!