Smoothie Bowl

Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

This delicious Protein Smoothie Bowl is a fantastic choice for a nutritious and satisfying breakfast. I have become hooked on these lately. They are easy to make, super nutritious, and contain a variety of nutrient dense ingredients like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and plant-based proteins to keep you energised, satiated (feeling fuller for longer) and nourished throughout the day!Β 

Protein is an essential macronutrient that helps build and repair tissues. It’s crucial for muscle development, overall body function, optimal cognitive function, immune support and hormone balance. With the combination of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates in a smoothie bowl it provides a steady release of energy. This helps prevent the energy spikes and crashes that can occur with sugary or low-protein breakfast options. I am sure we’ve all experienced that at times.

For those who engage in regular exercise, like me, a protein smoothie bowl can help aid in muscle recovery post-workout as well. The amino acids in protein help repair and rebuild muscle tissue, as mentioned above, reducing the likelihood of muscle soreness and promoting a quicker recovery. That is a win win in my book!

Smoothie Bowls are very versatile in that you can customise them with different protein sources (e.g., whey, plant-based), fruits, vegetables, and toppings, creating a breakfast that suits your specific needs and cravings.

Try it today!

Ingredients

(serves 1)

  • 1/2 cup cooked oats (I like to use Steel Cut Oats)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1 Β scoop (30g) of vanilla protein powder

Preparation

I like to cook my oats the night before. The recipe below is for 4 serves, that way you will have extra oats on hand to experiment with.

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 T of an acidic medium like lemon juice or apple cider vinegar

Method

Place oats in bowl, and cover with water and lemon juice. Cover and leave on the counter Β (NOT in the fridge!) for at least 8 (but no more than 24) hours.

The Next Day: Strain off the water from the oats and give them a quick rinse with fresh water. Combine the soaked oats with 1-1.5 cups of fresh, filtered water on stovetop. Allow to simmer for several minutes, stirring occasionally and then remove from heat. This is a great time to add in some spice if you are so inclined. I like to add in some turmeric, cinnamon and ginger usually just a teaspoon of each. Adds such a delicious flavour to the oats.

Method

Blend everything in your blender (I use a Vitamix) – depending on what type of blender you use you may need to add a little liquid to stop the mix from sticking to the sides. I like the consistency to be smooth and creamy.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with your favourite toppings e.g. fresh berries, kiwi fruit, figs, goji berries, banana, almonds, crushed nuts. I use a tsp of greek yoghurt to swirl a pattern, you can certainly get creative here.

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoy this Breakfast Smoothie Bowl! Leave me a comment below and let me know how it turns out and if you made any modifications. I love hearing from you.

Be Well

xx

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