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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.