Thursday 29 September 2016

Spirulina Avocado Banana Cream Bowl

Pretty much everyday for breakfast I devour a banana and avocado based cream bowl. I love to flavour it with cacao but every now and again I like to shake things up and instead of cacao I tend to use beetroot, acai and sometimes even spirulina & spinach.

I know that spinach and spirulina in a sweet smoothie bowl sounds a bit off but trust me it tastes great. The reason why I love cream or smoothie bowls for breakfast is simply because they are loaded with nourishing super foods, good fat and complex carbs. This is a powerhouse breakfast that will easily keep you satiated for 5-6 hours and hopefully make you super productive. When you are constantly hungry your focus and productivity suffers massively as you are forever planning your next snack, rather than planning your next work task.

Of course, this breakfast is vegan and vegetarian friendly, it is free from gluten as well as refined sugar ;)

Spirulina, a blue-green algae has quickly become one of the most popular superfoods for plenty of reasons. It is super rich in protein, iron, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Amongst many other benefits, it is known to help eliminate candida, lower blood pressure and cholesterol and assist weight loss.

For those of you who don't already know, maca is a powdered Peruvian radish root and is known to massively boost overall energy as well as boost sexual energy for men & women. Now this is not scientifically proven but it is what a lot of people have apparently experienced!
It is also known to have a clearing effect on skin and helps keeps women's hormones in balance especially during their period. Apparently it helps with anxiety, depression and mood swings as well. Be careful to consume this powder in bite sized quantities only though.

Other ingredients in this recipe are more commonly known and if I start talking about each of them, I will be sat here writing this post forever. Plus you will get bored too. And I certainly don't want that. So lets get blending shall we?

What you will need

2 chilled bananas
1 ripe avocado
1 tablespoon hemp seeds or powder
1 tablespoon spirulina
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons chia seeds
Handful of spinach leaves
1 teaspoon maca powder
1 cup Plant milk of choice
3 table spoons of coconut yogurt
A small piece of ginger

You know the drill here, blend away till everything comes together in a smooth creamy consistency.

You can decorate or top it with sliced banana, berries, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, cacao nibs, goji berries... the list is endless. And this is also the most fun and satisfying part of preparing your breakfast.

Let me know if you get to try this and  I will see you next time!

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