A breakfast smoothie Bowl is a great way to start the day
I spend the last days of summer experimenting on the perfect breakfast smoothie bowl with fruits that that would have soon disappeared, and today I will share with you one of these discoveries.
Most of the ingredients are normally available throughout the year. The only ingredient that might be difficult to find (if like me you are not living in a huge city) is Maca (powder), the turnip-like super-food.
Today we inaugurate the “Super ingredient » section, were we will share with you our recipes using unusual yet very healthy and energy boosting ingredients. With the cold days coming ahead, we all tend to have a loss of motivation, and sun deprivation limits our vitamin absorption. That were some super foods can be a big help!
For those not familiar, Maca is a tuber that grows in the mountainous regions of Peru (and other parts of the Andes). It is used as an energy booster and is one of those super trendy superfood powders for breakfast. This powder has a caramel-malt taste that not everyone appreciates. If like me you end up liking it, pay attention not to consume lots of it or it will steal your sleep!
So take your fruits and vegetables basket and pick out bananas, kiwis and spinach for a super-energizing breakfast smoothie bowl!
Ingredients (for 1 – 2 persons) :
· 1 Kiwi
· 1 Banana
· 2 Handfuls of spinach
· 70g Bilberry (frozen or not)
· 1 Tsp Maca
· 1 Tbsp Unsweetened peanut butter
· 240 ml Almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
· 2-3 Handfuls of granola (homemade granola recipe below)
. Topping options : buckwheat, bee pollen, nuts…
Blend together kiwi, banana, spinach, bilberry, maca, peanut butter and almond milk.
Pour the smoothie in a bowl over the granola.
Top with seeds or nots of your choice, take a spoon and start your day the best way possible.
· 270g Oat
· 140g Almonds
· 60g Brown sugar
· 115g Honey
· 3 Tbsp Coconut oil
· A few drops of vanilla extract
· A few drops of almond extract
· 1/2 Tsp salt
Preheat your oven up to 170°c. Ina blender chop finely half the almonds. Chop the other half in slightly larger bits. mix both halves in bowl.
Add oat, sugar and salt to the almonds and mix.
Over medium heat mix the coconut oil and the honey…
remove from heat and add the vanilla and almond extracts.
Pour the coconut oil-honey mixture over the dry ingredients and mix together evenly.
Lay out your mixture on a piece of parchment paper, placed on a baking tray. Let it heat in the oven for about 5 minutes.
Remove the tray, turn around the granola with a spatula and put back in the oven for another 5 minutes.
Let your granola cool, that mash it coarsely before storing it in a pretty jar.