I am a massive sucker for an easy breakfast that can be prepped in advance, this is in part because I struggle to wake up in the mornings or sleep until my last alarm and definitely don’t have time to make my favourite baked ‘banana bread’ oatmeal. The other thing I love about these bowls is that they don’t leave you feeling heavy or bloated but still give you the energy to start of your day. This is becoming more essential for me as I generally workout in the morning, so my meal needs to either fuel a good lifting session or after a fasted cardio workout. So lets get in to the breakfast bowls.
Bowl 1: Tropical Açaí Bowl
If you have followed this blog or any of my social media platforms for the last few years you know that I am a sucker for a good smoothie but I have never really got into smoothie bowls. That was until I went to Australia last year and had more than a reasonable amount of açaí bowls, and I haven’t looked back since. For me I love them because its your favourite smoothie but made better with toppings that you love. I generally prep in advance for these by portioning out all of my frozen ingredients in to a reusable ziplock bag, so all I have to do in the morning it blend them up with some plant based milk in a food processor.
Tropical Açaí Smoothie
• Açaí purée • Mixed frozen tropical fruit • 1 1/2 frozen banana • 1/4 cup coconut/rice milk •
Optional extras: CoYo, Vegan Protein Powder
• Coconut Flakes • Activated Buckwheat • Dried Mulberries • Pomegranate Seeds •
Other topping ideas: Chia seeds, Chocolate/date syrup, Seasonal fresh fruit, CoYo
Bowl 2: Burcha Bowl
For this bowl I use Loni Jane’s recipe for burcha which you can find on her website. I have made a few changes to her recipe reducing the amount of seeds in order to add some oats, as well as playing around with the dried fruit I use. In the batch pictured above I used goji berries instead of the dried mango and added cinnamon (because I add cinnamon to pretty much everything if I can… Basically what I am saying here is that you can adjust the recipe to suit what you have in your cupboards and your tastes. And while this is a delicious breakfast the main reason I like it is that I can make a huge jar of the dry mix, and then the evening before I have it for breakfast I mix it up with some coconut milk and coconut yogurt to soak over night. This also makes it a great breakfast for on the go I have taken this in my bag to the gym to eat after my workout or to work if it is too early for me to feel like eating before my shift starts.
• Loni Jane’s Burcha Mix • Coconut Milk • Coconut Yogurt •
• Blackberries • Pomegranate Seeds • Dried Mulberries •
Other topping ideas: See Bowl 1
Bowl 3: Rawnola + CoYo Bowl
This one is also inspired by one of Loni Jane’s recipes, can you tell I love her recipes? I used the same principle of putting equal parts of every ingredient except the syrup into the food processor until it resembles a granola type texture/consistency. I then add extra coconut flakes and shake it all up in the jar I store it in before putting it into the fridge to keep it fresh for longer. To make the bowl in the mornings you just add 1 cup of the rawnola, a few spoonfuls of coconut yogurt and then top with what ever I feel like.
• 1 cup dried mulberries • 1 cup pitted dates • 1 cup coconut flakes/shredded • 1 cup cashews •
• 1 tbsp chocolate or other syrup •
Let me know if you try any of these bowls on my social media: @english_mlle