In 2019, breakfast is no longer about the humble toast and cereal. It's about getting an extra health kick by eating what foodie's now refer to as "smoothies in a bowl." Three big breakfast trends if you will, have always been the Acai Bowl, the Chia Pudding Bowl, and the Savoury Oatmeal Bowl. And though they are stuff in bowls; each one is chock full of extra nutrients, fresh fruit and vitamins (and they look a lot more Instagram-worthy to boot). Scroll for three easy recipes that will make breakfast time a whole lot more interesting.
- 100g acai
- 1 small frozen banana
- 3 frozen strawberries
- 240ml unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
- 1tbsp protein powder of choice
- - banana, sliced
- 1tbsp coconut flakes
- 5 strawberries, sliced
- 25g or a small handful of berries (I use blueberries)
Whack acai, banana, strawberries, almond milk and protein powder in a blender; puree until smooth. Pour into a bowl and add the coconut flakes and fruit toppings.
Tip: For an extra hint of sweetness, sprinkle a drop of honey over the top before digging in.
Chia Pudding Bowl
- 240g plain low-fat Greek yoghurt
- 120ml unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
- 1tbsp chia seeds
- - tsp ground cinnamon
- 1tsp peanut butter
- 50g blueberries
- 1tbsp granola
Whack yoghurt, almond milk, chia seeds and cinnamon in a medium bowl and whisk. Cover and chill overnight. Add the toppings when ready to eat.
Savoury Oatmeal Bowl
- 1tsp olive oil
- - small yellow onion, sliced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 225g cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 85g cherry tomatoes
- 90g cooked steel-cut oats
- Salt and pepper
- A pinch of fresh thyme leaves
Heat the olive oil in a pan over mild heat and sauté onion and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes, until the onion softens. Add mushrooms and tomatoes, and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Stir in the oats and, and sprinkle salt and pepper with a hint of thyme at the end.
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