Breakfast Bowls

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I love getting creative when it comes to breakfast, it’s the first thing you put into your body in the morning, so I think it’s important to stimulate the senses, whilst also packing in some nutrition too.

I find that breakfast bowls are a really good way to wake up and energize the body and you get to have lots of fun with taste and texture.

A typical bowl for me will have some fruit, nuts and seeds, and either a smoothie or Greek yogurt base.

Ideally, smoothie bowls are made with some frozen fruit and yogurt blitzed up together, and then you can start adding your preferred toppings.

Here’s a snapshot of some of my favorite breakfast bowls, hopefully you’ll pick up some tips and ideas for your own creations.

 

Raspberry Smoothie bowl:

3 tablespoons of Greek yogurt, 1 cup of raspberries and a drizzle of honey (blitzed in a blender), topped with cacao nibs, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, goji berries and sliced banana.

A great nutrient rich bowl, with omega 3 and tonnes of antioxidants.

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Tropical Sunshine Breakfast Bowl:

Greek yogurt base, topped with fresh pineapple, blackberries, 1/2 a passion fruit, a little of my Paleo Breakfast Granola and some desiccated coconut.

Lots of skin loving vitamins in this one, and Greek yogurt is great for keeping your gut healthy and balanced.

 

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Berry Delight Bowl:

Strawberries, blueberries, passion fruit, paleo granola, organic coconut flakes, chia seeds, bee pollen, and a drizzle of maple syrup make up this delightful bowl, and it’s all served on half a cup of Greek yogurt.

This one certainly packs in a good dose of vitamin C, fibre and omega 3.

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Fruit and Flax Bowl:

A few tablespoons of Greek, or natural yogurt if you prefer, topped with lots of raspberries, blueberries, pomegranate, banana and about two tablespoons of flaxseed.

The flaxseed is great for a boost of  omega 3, protein and iron. This one is a particular favorite of mine pre and post workout.

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Frozen Yogurt Bowl:

An absolute favorite of mine, this perky little bowl is a great one for any time of the day.

It’s full of body loving antioxidants including vitamins C and E.

Blitz a cup of frozen raspberries with 3 tablespoons of Greek yogurt for a thick and delicious texture.

You can add a little honey if you like, but I prefer a tart taste so I don’t add anything else to the base.

I top this one with coconut flakes, cacao nibs, a sprinkle of chia seeds and some almonds.

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Chocolate and Cranberry Delight Bowl:

Cranberry and chocolate are a match made in heaven! They’re usually always in my homemade trail mixes, but more recently in my smoothie bowls, I just thought…why the heck not!

Again, this is a raspberry and Greek yogurt base (see above), topped with bee pollen, sunflower seeds, cranberries, cacao nibs and a sprinkle of chia seeds.

All in all, a stimulating light start to the day with essential vitamins C and E, omega 3 and a mighty load of antioxidants.

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