Smoothies in a bowl really represent everything I hate about society.
The health fad (aka “wellness movement”) has actually gone so far as to turn food into liquid and call it a meal.
Look, I’m down with a juice fast. Well, actually, the only people I know who have done them and enjoyed them are people I can’t hold a conversation with, so that was a lie.
But I do appreciate the need for some break time on the digestive tract. Mostly for just like, a couple of hours, but whatever. But juice is generally good, its yum and its full of vitamins. Drink juice. Just don’t drink it instead of a meal.
The only time I would ever have a smoothie instead of a meal is “on the run.” You try running with a bowl of brightly coloured mush on the way to work, see how that ends up.
It's still just a smoothie. And it probably has some oats in it (wait, are we allowed to eat oats anymore? It's a grain, maybe its quinoa oats?) But adding a banana and some chia into a pile of liquid doesn’t make it breakfast, it makes it baby food. It’s pretty much what my best friend feeds her one year old.
Since when did a “balanced” and “healthy” meal only come in the colours blue and/or green? Those colours for me = mould. I once looked after this little kid who ate a cupcake with blue icing and had bright blue poo for days. I can’t eat blue now.