Another classic but great breakfast idea is the good old smoothie bowl. As this breakfast is mainly focused around fruit, you can consider it as a great boost for your vitamins and antioxidants.
It doesn‘t always need to be expensive
Nowadays very popular is the açai bowl. Açai in the end is nothing but a fancy berry. If you‘re not in South America, you usually can find them either frozen or buy them in a powdered form online. Açai berries are quite healthy themselves, but bring a bitter taste. So you can find many products, especially powders that are artificially sweetened.
The smoothie bowl itself however is not dependent on fancy berries that get shipped across the planet, so you can as well make use of what is produced locally. Berries are still berries and thus are considered to be among the healthiest foods available. Which ones you choose, doesn’t really matter. As a rule of thumb: They are all awesome, but the darker they are, the more bioactive substances they contain. So I recommend checking out your local supermarket and look for frozen berries you like.
Rounding up the nutrients
As we already have the bowl filled with so many vitamins and antioxidants, we can use their properties to boost the absorption for some important minerals like iron and zinc. Sneak in some oats, seeds and other healthy grains before or after blending. As usual, flax and chia are great ways to boost your Omega 3.
Variety is everything
Yes you can take my recipe literally, work gram by gram and follow each ingredient. But this type of bowl offers so much variety. Fruits are interchangeable, you can add grains, you can add seeds you like. Add spices like cinnamon, vanilla or even ginger. Once you get routine on the basic idea, your imagination is the limit.
Create your own Smoothie Bowls
- Food Processor
- 150 g Frozen Berries Any type you like
- 1/4 Mango
- 1 Apple
- 40 g Rolled Oats
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 tbsps Flax Seeds
- 50 g Berries
- 20 g Nuts
- 1 pinch Coconut Flakes
- 1 Banana
- It’s pretty straight forward actually. All you want to do is create a thick cream from your fruit and other ingredients. Both the ice from the frozen berries, as well as the starchy content of the oats and seeds help binding the smoothie bowl. So give whatever ingredient you like into the blender as well.
- Move everything into your bowl and start decorating with fruit and nuts. Usual suspects are berries, Bananas, nuts and coconut flakes. But in the end… who cares? Go for what you love!
- That looks lovely! Enjoy!