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.
However I don’t have time for prepping big breakfasts everyday unfortunately. 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.
I also recommend to take a look at the comprehensive article How To Make A Smoothie Bowl on Easy Healthy Smoothie. Because apart from different recipes for smoothie bowls they also cover the combinations that goes well together, suggest which utensils you should use for the prep and much more.