Berry Breakfast Bowl

| Breakfast, Drinks and Smoothies

IMG_4495IMG_4493IMG_4488This is absolutely delicious, super filling and very quick to make.  It is basically a smoothie which is made to be very thick so that you eat it out of a bowl with a spoon.  Adding all of these wonderful toppings is not essential, but highly recommended, as it adds a whole new dimension of flavours and textures.  This is just a basic recipe – use it as a template and make it according to what you have in your house.

Ingredients (Makes 1 large bowl or 2 small bowls)

  • 1.5 large ripe frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries (use any berries you have)
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup almond milk (or 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup water)
  • 4 tablespoons lite coconut milk (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon guar/xanthum gum
  • 1 or more tablespoons raw cacao (optional – see note below)
  • sweetener to taste – agave, honey, maple syrup, stevia, erythritol…
  • Toppings of choice – I used goji berries, cacao nibs, chia seeds, flaked almonds and dried figs

Note:  Raw cacao adds a bitter, chocolatey taste to this.  I am obsessed with bitter dark chocolate and therefore like to add this, but most people would probably prefer the sweet taste of the fruit without the addition of cacao.  Do according to your preference.

Instructions

Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.  You want this to be thick so I don’t suggest adding extra liquid.  In order to blend thoroughly, you will need to scrape the sides of the blender down intermittently.

Taste and if you approve, pour it into a bowl, sprinkle on your toppings and munch away!

Isn’t it great to start your day like this?
Dr T

 

4 Comments

4 Comments on Berry Breakfast Bowl

  1. Mariana Van Wyk
    March 24, 2014 at 1:32 pm (3 years ago)

    Will try sometime. Looks good.

    Reply
    • talitaseegers
      March 28, 2014 at 11:39 am (3 years ago)

      It’s delicious – especially with the toppings…

      Reply
  2. cosy-vegan
    May 22, 2014 at 6:31 am (3 years ago)

    I love the berry bowl, but find I need a bit more sweetness. I added some honey while eating it. Very satisfying breakfast

    Reply
    • talitaseegers
      May 22, 2014 at 10:07 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks! I actually see that I forgot to add sweetener to the ingredient list (I’ll quickly add it in). I also add either honey, agave, maple syrup or stevia/erythritol granules…Glad you like it!

      Reply

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