I’ve been promising to post a tutorial for this smoothie bowl feathering technique on Instagram, and here it finally is! I’ve been really enjoying smoothie bowls lately, topped with a fun design and some crunchy granola/seeds/homemade coco pops like these. I actually only attempted “feathering” for the first time a few weeks ago – it’s so easy, so I’m sure you’ll be able to achieve beautiful “feathered” smoothie bowls in no time!
But before I get into this smoothie bowl: wow, have I been missing in action for 2 weeks? Sorry guys! I think I really just burnt myself out…not just with my blog but also everything else on my plate…homeschooling, my herbal course, the admin side of my husband’s business…plus just general housewife duties like cleaning, laundry and providing 3 meals plus snacks for the whole family. Sometimes I feel like I’ve “bitten off more than I can chew”. So, I’ve just spent these past weeks letting go and just doing what I WANT to do. Reading (Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, anyone?). Gardening. Going to bed earlier. And now I’m back here because I WANT to be, not because I feel like I HAVE to be – I love sharing recipes and taking photos (and videos). Anyway, I just wanted to share that because I know a lot of other bloggers are similar to me – you guys are balancing day jobs, blogging on the side, studies, family, volunteering, and so many other obligations, but sometimes we forget to give ourselves a break and just do what we want to do. Don’t forget to give yourselves some self-love, guys!
Smoothie bowl tutorial
Anyway – back to smoothie bowls. I kept this smoothie bowl really simplistic (in terms of ingredients used) but guys, feel free to make any smoothie you like to turn it into a fun smoothie bowl. But you’ll want to use chilled (not frozen) fruit/veg, and some liquid, because you need the smoothie to be runny. In the video below, I made my smoothie a bit tooooo runny (oops!) but if it’s too thick, you will have difficulty getting the feathering technique to work how you want it to.
I like to start off with a light coloured “base” colour, so I can just add some greens powder or cacao powder or a vibrantly coloured fruit/vegetable to make a second colour. In the video, you’ll see I firstly add some supergreens powder to get the green colour, and then I added cacao powder to get the brown(ish) colour.
You’ll also probably notice that the edges of the smoothie bowl aren’t very neat! This is why I like to place food around the edge of the bowl, to hide those messy bits ;)
Enjoy this video, and if you try out this feathering technique be sure to let me know! Just tag me on Instagram (tag me in the picture and use the hashtag #viedelavegan) <3 I would love to see how it turns out for you!
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What do you think? Please leave a comment below :)
- Have you tried “feathering”?
- Would you like to see more tutorials like this (smoothie bowl tutorials or other foods)? Let me know what you’d like to learn!
- And, what do you think about Pride And Prejudice And Zombies?
This post is shared at Healthy Vegan Fridays.