Step up your breakfast bowl game with these top tips.
Serving in a bowl is an opportunity to make, with relative ease, something that is not only nutritious and flavourful, but also colourful and beautiful to look at – and to take a snap of for Instagram! There’s something inclusive, personal and comforting about holding a bowl and there is an ease and uncomplicated nature to eating with a spoon. Breakfast bowls give you a chance to add extra Nourishment to your morning, where otherwise it may have been a little ho-hum. They are a great replacement for the standard toast with a spread, or bowl of packaged cereal.
Styling your breakfast bowl
Fresh foods are inherently colourful, beautiful and nutritious so it’s not a hard task to make bowl food look gorgeous! If you have variety in ingredients, there will be differences and contrasts in textures, which will add to the visual appeal.
- The foundation: base ingredients with substance, such as blended fruit for a smoothie bowl, oats or other grains for a comfort bowl, homemade muesli or granola for a classic bowl.
- The topping: something smooth and silky or creamy, like coconut yoghurt and nut butter plus a bit of something crunchy like nuts and seeds.
- A bit of whimsy: fresh edible flowers, a sprinkling of petals or herb leaves makes anything look better!
Texture is my thing, along with being natural and loose, as opposed to ‘placed’ – let things fall where they will. Mastering a good swirl, dollop and drizzle can certainly add to the presentation of just about any bowl!
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