This is a pretty random spin on a smoothie bowl, but we spotted some dinosaur sprinkles in the shop and really wanted to go to town on a themed dish! I was obsessed with dinosaurs when I was little so I’ll always have a soft spot for them.
Smoothie bowls are a delicious and easy way to help reach your five a day, and if you find you have a little more time on your hands it’s fun to create aesthetic toppings, which is exactly what we did. This chocolatey and fruity smoothie bowl also makes a great birthday breakfast – the optional sprinkles make it extra fun but the fruits, oats and flax seeds mean it’s packed with nutrients.
The design of this smoothie bowl is a cocoa and fruity base for an earthy feel, then blended kiwi to make a dinosaur tail, topped with chopped blueberries to make the dinosaur spine. I made melon balls to be the dino eggs, used mint as foliage and carved banana slices to be dinosaur claw prints. The sprinkles are from Dr Oetker and we found them in the baking aisle in Sainsbury’s.
Makes two smoothie bowls.
For the smoothie-
- 6 tbsp Cocoa powder
- 150g Frozen berries (we use a black forest mix)
- 280ml Almond milk
- 3 tbsp Peanut butter
- 50g Oats
- 1 tbsp Flax seeds
- 2 Bananas
For the topping-
- 2 Kiwis
- 1 Banana
- A handful of blueberries
- 1 ½ tsps Moringa or spirulina
- Galia melon (or any melon with light flesh)
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Add 150g of frozen fruit, two chopped bananas, six tablespoons of cocoa powder, 280ml of almond milk, 50g of oats, one tablespoon of flax seeds and three tablespoons of peanut butter to a blender. Blend everything together.
- If the mixture still seems too liquidy for your liking, add a little more cocoa powder or peanut butter until you’ve achieved your preferred consistency.
- Pour the smoothie mixture into bowls and place them in the fridge to stay fresh.
- Chop two kiwis and add to a blender with a handful of mint leaves plus one and a half teaspoons of moringa or spirulina. Moringa and spirulina are perfect for thickening, adding nutrients and a strong green colour. Blend the ingredients and set aside – this will be the topping to look like a dinosaur tail.
- Take a handful of blueberries and chop each one into thirds – the middle slices will be used to create the bumpy spine that runs down the middle of the dinosaur tail.
- Slice the galia melon in half and using a melon baller, scoop out neat balls of melon. These will be used as a topping to look like dinosaur eggs.
- Chop a banana into medium-thick slices (this is done last to keep the banana as fresh as possible). Use a sharp knife to slice three lines that meet in the middle to create a basic three-claw footprint. Gently use the knife to then tease out a slither of banana from each line to establish a more visible claw print.
- Now it’s time to assemble the smoothie bowl. Take the bowls out of the fridge and use a teaspoon to drizzle the kiwi mix around the edge of the bowl. Make one end of the mixture top-heavier and drizzle it into a thinner end to create the appearance of a tail.
- Gently line the slices of blueberry down the middle of the green tail to create the effect of a bumpy spine.
- Place the melon balls in a cluster at the end of the dinosaur tail, to look like a nest. Pop some mint leaf clusters in between the melon ball eggs to create the effect of exotic foliage.
- Carefully position the banana slices along the other edge of the bowl to create the effect of a trail of claw prints. The sprinkles are optional but are definitely a great way to top off this smoothie bowl.
This smoothie bowl is chocolatey, sweet and so quick to make. If you’re having a hard time picturing how to create the toppings, take a look at the photo provided. Giving this one a go? Please tag us on Instagram with @earthlydelightsvegan as we’d love to see!