How would you love to wake up to a strawberry nice cream bowl for breakfast?
It may seem like a crazy thing to wake up to, but in the summer, when it’s hot out, I can’t think of anything better than this strawberry nice cream bowl to wake up to. You can also make this into more of a smoothie by thinning it out or not using completely frozen bananas, either way, it’s delicious. By adding some fat and fibre to this type of fruit-centric smoothie, you also help to release the sugars from the fruit more slowly, so your blood sugar wont spike too quickly. I happened to use not-so-frozen bananas so that is why this looks more like a thick smoothie than nice cream, but if you use completely frozen bananas, it will come out a lot thicker. Also, if it is not the consistency you want at first, you can put it back in the freezer to thicken.
In Defense of Real Food
I really love how smoothie bowls can transform the feel of a regular smoothie and it also helps you to slow down when you are eating and really enjoy the moment and of course the food. I happened to watch Michael Pollan’s Netflix docuseries called “cooked” and it resonated with me on so many levels. If you are not already familiar with his work, he is a writer who has published several books regarding how culture and nature intersect and how this ends up on our plate. This series is based upon his book by the same name and what I really took away after watching it was the importance of getting people back into the kitchen and enhancing or in many cases developing a stronger relationship with where their food comes from. It’s easy in today’s society to become so disconnected to food. Many people simply go to their local grocery store, pick up their food for the week and pay little to no attention on where their food came from. A really strong argument that Pollan puts forth is that if you (as a consumer) decide to eat meat, you should know where the food is coming from, he even suggests that it would be helpful to go out with a hunter and see where your food comes from. Being an omnivore myself, this really struck a nerve with me. Personally when I do consume meat, I usually purchase it from a farmer’s market where I can ask questions and learn more about how the animals are raised and so forth. But, I know that I am the exception to the norm, and most people have no idea where their food came from and they don’t really care all that much either. I really admire how Pollan emerses himself in the culture or circumstance he finds himself in and takes the time to learn about what eventually ends up on his plate. My question is, how do we actually change this? Not everyone can go out and see for themselves how their food was grown or raised, people are busy and to be completely honest, a lot of people don’t seem to care that much. Most people trust that their food was grown or raised humanely, ethically and honestly. They trust that their government officials have their best interests in mind, but unfortunately it’s so much more complicated than that. So, my question for anyone reading this, is how do we change people’s minds? How do we get people to re-connect with their food? I would love to hear from you on this, so please share your thoughts and opinions!
Also, check out the delicious recipe for this yummy smoothie/nice cream bowl and make sure to top it with whatever you have in your kitchen. Take the time to prepare, garnish and of course eat it, appreciating the time you took to make it and the time it took to grow all of this deliciousness (even if you weren’t there to actually witness it yourself).
- 1 cup frozen strawberries (preferably organic)
- 1 1/2 frozen bananas
- 1/3 cup hemp milk (can use more if you need it)
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp glow powder
- Any fruit you desire, I added kiwi and figs and a couple slices of banana.
- Throw together all the ingredients for the nice cream into a food processor or high powered blender.
- Blend adding a bit more milk if necessary.
- If it is not thick enough, put it back in the freezer for a bit to harden and thicken.
- Add to a bowl and garnish with your favourite toppings.