This delicious Breakfast Thick Smoothie Bowl is packed with nourishing Antioxidants and Omega-3s rich ingredients to power your brain and replenish your body first thing in the morning.
This bowl along with our Post-workout smoothie constitute our powerhouses for training days!
Berries are at their best during springtime, so if you plan on topping your smoothie with fresh berries, take that into consideration!
- Frozen fruit
- Seeds and nuts
- Your favorite toppings, like fresh fruit or applesauce.
Place your base frozen ingredients along with the plant milk and protein in a blender.
Pour in a bowl and serve with your favorite toppings.
Reasons to have a this bowl for breakfast
- Easy adjustable with pantry staples.
- It is a filling, fiber-rich way to start your day.
- Kids friendly.
- It is an effortless way to pack whole foods with plant-based clean nutrients.
- No need for fancy tools.
In addition to the fantastic amount of Omega-3s in your seeds and walnuts, you have all the benefits that berries offer, including fiber, lots of antioxidants, and anthocyanins (also great for brain functions).
Benefits of walnuts
Walnuts are the top nut for brain health. That is because walnuts have a high concentration of the Omega-3, DHA, which has been shown to improve cognitive performance and prevent age-related cognitive decline.
An excellent substitute for walnuts that also offers brain nourishing benefits are pumpkin seeds.
In short, this smoothie bowl is an excellent bet on your brain health.
If you choose to substitute Walnuts for Almonds or Hazelnuts, in turn, you still benefit from less age-related cognitive decline, generally associated with Vitamin E intake.
If you don't love the crunchiness of raw chia seeds, just let them soak from 3-5 minutes while you blend the base ingredients of your smoothie bowl. It will make them softer and activate the seeds, making them easier to digest, and your body will absorb its nutrients better.
I usually buy frozen organic berries, as they are significantly cheaper and don't lose their properties. Also, being frozen makes them readily available for smoothies, and you prevent them from rotting fast, as is commonly the case.
I only buy fresh berries when I want to eat them alone as a snack or on top of a smoothie bowl as fresh fruit. So on this bowl, we are using the kiwi for that.
Berries: Use any organic berries you have. Since it is proven — raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries all work well!
Seeds: With this bowl, you will have a great source of essential omega-3s along with fiber. You can add other seeds such as poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, or sesame seeds. Work with what you have in your pantry!
Other toppings: you can add organic cacao powder or cacao nibs, coconut flakes instead of shredded coconut, any other fresh soft fruit you can think of such as apricots, peaches, or pineapple.
Sweetness: if you want to naturally bring the sweetness up, add some agave syrup or maple syrup before serving.
More breakfast ideas?
- Breakfast Fruit Bowl
- Homemade Granola
- Best Mango Smoothie
- Carrot, Cucumber and Celery juice for hydration.
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Recipe: How to Make a Thick Smoothie Bowl
- ¼ cup coconut shredded unsweetened
- 1 kiwi sliced (or peach, pineapple)
- Add all base ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve into two bowls.
- Top the base mix with topping ingredients: the chia, walnut, coconut, flax, and your choice of sliced fruit.
Berries: Use any organic berries you have. Since it is proven — raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries all work well! Seeds: With this bowl, you will have a great source of essential omega-3s along with fiber. You can add other seeds such as poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, or sesame seeds. Work with what you have in your pantry! Other toppings: you can add organic cacao powder or cacao nibs, coconut flakes instead of shredded coconut, any other fresh soft fruit you can think of such as apricots, peaches, or pineapple. Sweetness: if you want to naturally bring the sweetness up, add some agave syrup or maple syrup before serving.
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