This bowl will give you a kick start for the day, make you full and keep your blood sugar levels in check, plus will nurture you with lots of healthy fats, protein, minerals and vitamins. So let’s rock and roll and make this day awesome!
• 2 frozen banana
• 1/3 cup / 80 ml oat milk
• 1/4 cup / 60 ml pistachios
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon
• 1 tsp spirulina from Supernature
• 1 medjool date
Blend all ingredients in a blender.
For the chia pudding add 3 tbsp of chia seeds with 150-200 ml of coconut milk and stir. Set aside for 15 minutes until it thickens. If too thick add some more milk.
Enjoy it with cashew butter and granola.
It’s so delicious, thick and rich in flavor, all you can ask for!
It’s weekend and you might be wondering what to treat yourself with and how to satisfy your sweet tooth? Well, don’t you worry, cause I’ve got you covered. These chocolate raw balls are so delicious, they are nut free, dairyfree, vegan, glutenfree and refined sugar free! It got a rich chocolate flavor, with a hint of coffee and a yummy crunch from the buckwheat! The recipe is from talented Tiril Refsum, in her book “Rågodt”.
These are perfect to make on a Sunday as you can save them up for the week when the hangry mood strikes or you need a quick snack in between your busy schedule. Also not a bad idea to reward yourself with a treat after a good long day of work either;)
The ingredients you’ll need are simple:
• Shredded coconut
• Cacao powder
• Espresso shot (2 tbsp) or 1 tsp of coffee powder
• Coconut sugar / brown sugar (if you don’t have any of ingredients play around with honey or maple syrup but then see with the consistency of the dough)
• Salt to enhance the chocolate flavor
• Whole buckwheats
Just mix all ingredients in a food processor except the buckwheat until the dough becomes sticky. Then you can add in some buckwheat to your preferring and pulse lightly with the food processor so that it’s mixed with the dough. After you can roll them into balls and cover them with either cacao powder or shredded coconut.
As this is a recipe from the book of Tiril I won’t share the exact measurements but the ingredients are there for you to try it out and make the delicious healthier treat/snack.
So, about toppings… Those options are endless and I love how I can just play with it! A smoothie bowl topped with granola, gojiberries, coconut flakes and bee pollen takes it to another level. From my earlier post, I made this grainfree chocolate granola that gives it a great crunch with the clusters, then the gojiberries as well which are rich in antioxidants. The coconut flakes harmonies the flavor and takes me to the tropics. Then last but not least, the bee pollen, making it look even prettier with more vibrant colors in display! It’s also with lots of health benefits, it says that the ancient swore to it for vitality.
Other toppings I love are dried fruit like cranberries, dates and apricot. For a sweet tooth like me cacao nibs satisfy that need and gives it a great crunch too!
I encourage you to invest on toppings to your smoothie bowl since it will be an investment to your health and well being. In addition, it makes your bowl look so vibrant and pretty! Even though you might not think about it, making it a priority to invest on small things like these, means you care about yourself and that is so important for your own reflection and self esteem.
Where I get my favorite toppings are from organic and sustainable products produced by Helios & Supernature, check them out more here:
Sinus health is something I want to discuss about in this blog post. Through my experience, I have realized that some foods trigger my sinus and immune system. It’s due to cross allergies you eat that affects your pollen allergy. In my case, I have grass pollen and foods like oats, peanut butter, legumes, tomatoes and wheat triggers that immune response, affecting my health. When I got the news I was kind of devastated since that has been my diet for so many years, however it all made sense to me. Therefore, I could choose to either feel like a victim or make a choice of seeing the opportunity in changing my well being. I made a commitment to look at solutions, how could I replace other foods and still enjoy? That’s why I changed my mindset into looking at recipes replacing porridge or overnight oats to smoothie bowls for breakfast, in addition to making a grainfree granola as topping which is the recipe I will share with you here!
I hope this is insightful for you and that it can make you reflect on your own personal experience to make those necessary changes into feeling better!
What’s without a doubt is that making this granola is way healthier than the store bought cereal loaded with sugar;)
It’s glutenfree, grainfree, vegan and refined sugar free! And better because of chocolate..
• 1 cup raw cashews
• 3/4 cup shredded coconut
• 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
• 1/4 cup hemp seeds
• 1/4 cup sesame seeds
• 1/4 cup ground flax
• 1/4 cup cacao powder
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp sea salt
• 1/4 cup maple syrup
• 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
• I also added some almonds and walnuts. If you would want to swap them for some of the other seeds instead you can, or add them to your liking as I did.
Mix all ingredients together until all ingredients are well covered with the maple syrup and oil. Then spread it out evenly on baking sheet with parchment paper.
Bake on 160 degrees for 15 minutes, then allow to cool to room temp for 45 minutes-1 hour before breaking into clusters.
You can store it in an air tight container or glass jar and you’ll have your granola ready for your breakfast with yoghurt or milk or on top of your smoothiebowl!