Cook from the Book: Forever Young Smoothie Bowl from Juiceman

Who: Roshni Radia, Audio Executive, BBC Audio

What I made: Forever Young Smoothie Bowl from Andrew Cooper’s Juiceman

What I thought: I love making smoothies but the smoothies I usually make have no extra added elements like matcha green tea powder or coconut butter so was interested to see how this smoothie bowl would turn out. I also never decorate my smoothies and was quite excited (yes, genuinely excited) to see if I could make mine thick enough to support the weight of multiple grapes.

I found that I had most of the ingredients for this at home already, bar frozen bananas and frozen pineapple – for the former it was unfrozen and for the latter it was from a tin. The only other alteration I made was that instead of coconut butter I used coconut and almond butter.

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I loved how simple this recipe is – blend all the ingredients and decorate. It’s also incredibly versatile – I am already thinking of ingredients to swap for the next time I make it. I would love to add some apples and carrots into the mix and as I am not the biggest fan of matcha green tea powder, I’d probably just get rid of that. On the other hand, I thought the coconut and almond butter was a delicious element to the whole thing and it’s something I will definitely do again.

As a side note, peeling a lime and then blending it was something I never thought I would ever do!

And yes, my smoothie was thick enough to support my decoration. Juiceman recommend blueberries, raw cacao and goji berries. I had frozen blueberries, so they went on, as well as grapes, frozen mango, desiccated coconut, and flax seeds.

I loved the look and taste of the end result and will definitely be making this again.

Want to make Juiceman's Forever Young Smoothie bowl yourself? Get the recipe here. Or why not try his Chocolate Rebel or Morning Shot

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