You know what my problem with smoothie bowls is? Their size. In order to decorate it in as celebratory a manner as it deserves, the bowl must be far too large for a single serving. This is the reason why I hardly ever make a smoothie bowl, and prefer a breakfast of yogurt, berries and granola instead.
Today, however, I knew I had to do something with all that excess celery I ordered (I needed to round the bill up to a hundred dirhams, otherwise Kibsons.com doesn’t deliver), and I was far too hungry to simply juice the celery (with other things) and have just juice for breakfast. So, I decided it’s time to brave a smoothie bowl instead and I pulled out my -what is by now dusty- blender.
I also had a bunch of the sweetest, most brightest clementines that completely took me back to all the winters I’ve spent at my grandparents’ in Pakistan. In Pakistan -well, Lahore, at least- the onset of wintertime means clementines, lots and lots of clementines. Mangoes are to Pakistani summers what clementines are to Pakistani winters, and they get eaten by the half dozen, and usually with Pink Himalayan Salt. Due to the chilly weather, they don’t even need to be refrigerated, and I can’t explain how or why a citrus fruit is so enjoyable in the cold- but it is.
Finding myself the sweetest little clementines made me so nostalgic and I can’t get enough of these babies since then. I’m simultaneously also afraid of depleting my supply too fast and never finding identically sweet clementines again but hey, who ever got to have their cake and eat it too?
Anyway, back to the smoothie bowl. Two stalks of celery and green apple is pretty much all it took, mostly because I didn’t want to have to deal with leftovers. In case you’re wondering, (a) M is out of town and (b) he would’t have eaten a celery smoothie bowl even if his life depended on it.
Here’s all it took to make the dairy-free smoothie bowl:
- 2 stalks of celery (without leaves)
- 1 Granny Smith apple
- 1/3 cup coconut water
- 1 high power blender.
- Whatever toppings you’d like. I used the following:
- Pumpkin seeds
- Bee Pollen
- Chia Seeds
- Blend the celery, apple and coconut water.
- Pour the vibrant green sludge into a bowl.
- Decorate your smoothie bowl with toppings if you’re a food blogger who doesn’t even remember what it’s like to eat cold food cold, or hot food hot. Mix everything in if you’re a normal person and care to eat more than you care to click.