Overnight oats and jamun (Indian Blackcurrant/ Black Plum) base topped with plethora of fruits and seeds. A nutritional powerhouse of a breakfast that pleases the eye too!

I keep reiterating how smoothie bowls are versatile as crazy – you can choose from wide-ranging base and toppings, decorate them as much as your ingredients, time and energy allow you to, have them for almost any meal, though I prefer them for breakfast as they can mark a perfect start to the day. My mind keeps whirring on about which preferably locally available ingredients I could use for the next bowl, and hundreds of these ideas remain to be tried. It is going to be a smoothie-tastic year, as far as I can tell 😊

Smoothie bowls are a great way to match your macronutrients and micronutrients requirements for the day – another major reason I’m so in love with them. Balance the macros and micros well, and you get to realize all your fitness and weight-loss dreams, one meal a time.

This recipe is a re-worked version of my previous Jamun Banana Millet Muesli Smoothie Bowl, wherein I’ve changed the base ingredients and toppings slightly.  Jamun or Indian blackcurrants are one of my favorite seasonal fruits, and what better way to make the most of these purple beauties than use them in a smoothie base.

Jamun is a low-calorie (carbohydrates – 14gm), low- Glycemic Index fruit, thus allowing the usage of plenty other carb-rich fruits with higher natural sugar content like mangoes and bananas. I’ve balanced the calories out by using other low-calorie fruits like watermelon and cantaloupe (muskmelon).

Mother was visiting me for the first time after I forayed into food blogging, so smoothie bowl it was when she asked me to show what I was up to. And of course, I had to show off my creative thinking by carving out that watermelon bowl you see in the picture 🙂

RECIPE – JAMUN (BLACK PLUM) MANGO OVERNIGHT OATS SMOOTHIE BOWL

Serves 3

INGREDIENTS

FOR BASE

  • 2 cups Jamun/ Black Plum, washed, pitted with a paring knife, frozen
  • 1 cup oats, cooked/ soaked in water/ yogurt, as per your preference

FOR TOPPING

  • 1 cup mango, cubed
  • 1 cantaloupe/ muskmelon, scooped into balls
  • ½ watermelon, small, scooped into balls
  • ½ cup grapes, sliced into halves
  • 1 tbsp mixed seeds (I used Urban Platter Three-in-1 Roasted Seeds)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

Blend frozen Jamun to a smooth consistency. Add overnight/ cooked oats to the Jamun puree and whisk well to smooth consistency.  Divide into 3 bowls (I used the scooped watermelon half as a bowl) . Top with fruit slices and balls and seeds.

Devour!

I’d love to hear how this recipe turned out for you, if you tried it. Do post a pic on Instagram and tag #fitfoodiediary in the picture!

NOTE

  • For de-seeding or pitting the Jamun fruits, remove the skin and pulp in small sections with a paring knife and force the seed out. Be careful not to scrape the seed, as it will render a bitter taste to the puree. Freeze after pitting.
  • This recipe has a considerable amount of sugars because of the inclusion of sugary fruits like grapes and mangoes. Do mind the sugars consumed for the rest of your meals accordingly. Alternatively, skip one of the sugary fruits and include just cantaloupe and watermelon to keep the calorie and sugar-content low.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (per serving)*

Energy 426 calories
Protein 17 g
Fat 13.3 g
Carbohydrates 50 g
Of which, Fiber 14 g

*Recipe is for 3 servings; all values in grams.