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How to create an Insta-worthy Brekkie Bowl

How to create an Insta-worthy Brekkie Bowl

Did you know nearly half of all Aussies say they choose what goes into their morning brekkie bowl depending on what looks good for social media?! What's even more amusing to me, is that more than half a million people (including me) post a photo of their breakfast on social media every single day - and men are three times more likely to do it than women!

In a nutshell, we all want to show off our amazing brekkie bowl skills.

But what is the key to creating an Instagram worthy masterpiece? I have broken it down here for you.


Up your bowl game

Creating an epic smoothie or oat bowl is all well and good but it is always better when its in a gorgeous bowl. I absolutely love earthy ceramics (Decadent Pantry is one of my faves) to add a bit of texture to the photo. Extra tip - shallow bowls always work better than deeper ones.


Blood Orange Smoothie Bowl


Getting that epic smoothie consistency

If smoothie bowls are your thing then consistency is always key. It can be pretty hard to make a watery smoothie with sunken toppings look 100% insta-worthy. I love adding frozen zucchini and frozen cauliflower to add a bit of bulk without the added sugars. You can also add some frozen coconut milk/cream cubes or avocado to help get that extra creaminess.


Turn up the colour

So I know you want to up your health game by putting greens in your smoothie but just a fore-warning greens + berries = a very ugly colour. If you want to go for a green vibe then stick to neutral coloured fruits like bananas, apples and mangos. Then you can go crazy with the fruit toppings. Any work, but my faves are all the berries - the colours compliments each other so well. Get fancy with your knife skills or use a tiny biscuit cutter to press out some starts or hearts.

Pineapple Coconut Bowls


Toppings are key

An Insta-worthy breakfast bowl is never complete without toppings. Granola, fruit, nut butter or even some sneaky chocolate are always my go tos. And if you are feeling extra fancy, a spring of fresh mint or edible flowers go a long way. It freshens up your pic and makes it oh-so-pretty!


Now time to shoot

Shoot your bowl in natural light, and keep the background plain and undistracting. Top-down shots work best to display all your hard work, but if you have different stuff going on in your bowl, a 45 degree angle works well too.


brekkie bowl (3 of 1)


Make sure to tag me @thefitfoodieblog in your epic breakfast creations!


Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).


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