Yesterday was my last day at work before the big step. I seriously can’t believe how fast the time went, soon I will be exploring Thailand with my husband. Yaaay. And because it was the last day I celebrated a little. As usually with some good food (yeah, I had gluten, milk AND sugar). But I think it’s ok to have things you enjoy every so often, even if they contain few “off the list” ingredients. And then come back to the healthy options. That’s why I made myself a Chocolate protein smoothie bowl this morning.
I fell in love with smoothie bowls. And I have no idea how it happened because I never liked sweet breakfasts, I’m more a bacon-and-eggs-with-a-big-side-of-hashbrowns-girl.
But unfortunately I don’t have time for prepping big breakfasts everyday. Well maybe I would but I like to sleep a lot. I mean A LOT. So I tried to come up with something fast and easy. And even if it wouldn’t kill me to have an oatmeal or chia pudding every now and then instead of a savory brekky, it still didn’t satisfy my fussy taste buds in a long term. And then all these breakfast bowls started to pop up on the internet (BTW, this one from Juli Bauer is a bomb, she is really the best). So I thought I can give it a try too. And guess what. Breakfast smoothie bowls are pretty darn good.
If you combine the nuts, seeds, protein and fruits, you will get a tasty full breakfast, which would fill you up for the whole morning. For this recipe I used “milk” from Brazilian nuts (soak a handful of nuts in 200 ml of water over night and then just blend it), but you can swap it for any milk of your choice.
- For the smoothie:
- 1 ripe banana
- 200 ml Brazil nut milk
- 1 scoop of chocolate protein (I like GoNutrition Paleo Protein)
- 2 tbsp of cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp of maple syrup
- For the toppings:
- 1 banana, cut in slices
- 4 tbsp of hemp seeds (without shell)
- 4 tbsp of linseeds
- 4 tbsp of chia seeds
- 2 tbsp of dried mulberries
- Put the banana, milk from Brazil nuts, protein powder, cocoa and maple syrup in the blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the smoothie in two bowls and garnish them with the toppings. You can swap any topping and add your favored one.