Keto Berry Smoothy Bowl
If you're on a low carb, Ketogenic or sugar free diet and you find yourself missing different types of yummy fruits, smoothie bowls and smoothies (but you don't miss the sugar), then I've got the best solution for you!!! Just ferment them! I've been fermenting my fruits for years now as adding beneficial bacteria to them in the way of coconut yoghurt or coconut kefir removes all the sugar in the fruit. How you ask? The good bacteria in the cultures feeds on all the sugars and removes them, leaving a sugar-free version of the fruit + it'll be enhanced because it's now rich in probiotics, enzymes, bio-available nutrients and minerals + so it's much gentler on your gut. You can read more about fermentation in my blog here.
Once you've made your fruit, you can freeze them like I do and use them in smoothies, smoothy bowls and ice-cream as a yummy thickener, blend or mix them into coconut yoghurt, or you can make this yummy Keto Berry Smoothy bowl.
2-3 frozen cultured bananas
2 Tbsp collagen powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 - 1 tsp adaptogenic herbs (optional)
Sweetener to taste (I usually use stevia to taste)
1 Tbsp of coconut yoghurt
1/2 - 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (I find this helps to balance the flavour)
Optional add ins; nut butter, ginger, cinnamon, cacao powder, maca powder, cooked cooled and cauliflower, other cultured fruits, gut restore liquid, beetroot powder etc.
1. Carefully chop the frozen bananas and add them + the frozen berries to a high quality, high powered food processor, thermomix or blender and blitz until it starts to break down.
2. Now add the collagen powder, vanilla, adaptogenic herbs, sweetener to taste, ACV and 1-2 Tbsp of coconut yoghurt. Blend again until it's combined and churns into a nice ice-cream consistency. You may need to scrape down the sides and re-blend.
4. Taste and adjust any of the flavours/ sweetness if needed.
5. Scoop into a bowl and garnish. I usually top mine with fermented fruit, cacao nibs, cinnamon, a spoonful of activated nut butter (if I have any) and a sprinkle of shredded coconut. Serve and enjoy straight away.