The Breakfast Power Bowl
Have you seen this new food fad growing on Instagram?
Breakfast power bowls are one of the hot new trends in "healthy" eating for 2018.
But let’s get real: these are nothing more than glorified smoothies dumped into a bowl with extra stuff added on top. And while putting my smoothie into a bowl made it “pretty”, it was a waste of time and created extra dirty dishes that I had to put in my dishwasher (tough, I know).
To boot, most of the breakfast power bowl recipes I’ve seen are waaaaaay too high in sugars, making them more like eating a bag of candy than a healthy breakfast option! One recipe I saw included an entire banana, ½ a mango, and 5 chunks of pineapple in the blended portion….plus more for topping! Sugar overload!
Sugar is sugar. And whether it comes from eating too much fruit or candy, sugar raises insulin and can make you fat and sick!
All that said, I admit that I’m a smoothie girl. I make them frequently for breakfast because they keep me full, flood my body with easy-to-use nutrients, are an easy way to add extra greens to my diet, and make me feel energized well into the afternoon!
The healthy breakfast power bowl featured here is low in sugar, high in protein and healthy fats, and is a key recipe in my upcoming 14 Day Total Body Reset that starts this Saturday!
It’s not a sweet-tasting smoothie, but that’s exactly the point of the Reset! We are going to ditch the sugar and carb cravings, reset our taste buds and brain chemistry, and become fat-burning machines!
The Blue Monster Blueberry Breakfast Power Bowl
(aka...a smoothie in a bowl)
- ¾ cup frozen organic blueberries
- 1 cup frozen kale or spinach (use fresh too, if desired)
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond, cashew or coconut milk
- 3 T raw organic shelled hemp seeds
- 1 T organic chia seeds
- 1 T Great Lakes unflavored gelatin powder (or 1 scoop of your favorite unflavored protein powder)
- ¼ of a lime with the rind left on
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
- Ice cubes
- Extra water or almond milk as needed if it’s too thick
Add all ingredients in the order listed to the work bowl of a good blender (I use a Ninja). Blend or puree until completely smooth. Sometimes it takes my blender two cycles…I don’t like a chunky smoothie. Pour into a bowl and add a conservative amount of toppings (remember that extra toppings add calories): blueberries, extra hemp seeds, coconut flakes, etc. are all options. Or save yourself 5 minutes and a dirty dish by skipping the toppings and drinking this smoothie directly out of your blender cup!
Nutrition Breakdown: Calories 412, Carbs 33.8 g, Fiber 13.7 g, Sugar 12.2 g, Fat 18.9 g, Protein 28.8 g
Sugar and carb cravings are no joke! Many women simply can't break the sticky grip of sugar without some support.
I have created a program that will help you break the addiction in as little as 14 days! This online program is almost full and we start prep this Saturday, January 13th! There is still time to sign up here!
Need help beyond the reset or want to learn a flexible lifestyle that will allow you to reach your health goals and still enjoy foods you love? Check out The Female Biodiet 10 Week Carb Cycling program that starts on February 5th by clicking here.
I'd love to hear from you! Are you into smoothies? What's your favorite healthy smoothie recipe?