Brekkie Bowls – Quick, Easy & Yummy!
Breakfast bowls areone of the latest trends going around and I’ve started enjoying them myself recently as yet another different breakfast variation. What do you think? Have you tried them?
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. There are so many options whether you like sweet or savoury and so many healthy choices, that you can literally never get bored! I’m very fortunate these days that I usually don’t have to rush around in the mornings – if necessary I can eat at my desk!
I have porridge a lot during the winter, in many different variations, but when the weather warms up I enjoy creating simple smoothie bowls for breakfast. For me it’s a really good option before a morning workout. I find that I need to have something before I train, so I often have half before gym and save the rest for after my workout.
I don’t always use a blender. It can be as simple as mixing some Greek Yoghurt and honey in a bowl and topping it with fruit and or muesli.
If you’re blending, make sure you use frozen fruit for a thick shake style consistency. My favourite is a strawberry/banana based smoothie poured into a bowl, then I add a sprinkling of my home made toasted muesli and a dollop of Greek yoghurt.
And here’s the best bit – you don’t have to miss out if you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to eat before you leave home. Blend up your smoothie in a portable shaker bottle, throw your muesli in a container and transfer into a bowl once you get to work! The frozen fruit should keep your smoothie cool until you’re ready for it. You can go one step further and keep a container of muesli/granola/trail mix at work that can double as a healthy snack on other days.
Here’s the recipe for my Strawberry Banana Combo if you’d like to try it for yourself:
- ½ frozen banana
- 4-5 frozen strawberries
- handful of goji berries
- 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 tablespoon almond or peanut butter
- handful of spinach
- Add a handful of toasted muesli/granola/trail mix and a big dollop of Greek yoghurt.
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy, then pour into a bowl and enjoy!