When in doubt, bowl it!

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Image from http://ohmyveggies.com/whats-the-deal-with-smoothie-bowls/

Like any mom, we don’t have copious amounts of time to make our standard eggs and bene like we used to pre baby. Ha! As if, that’s why breakfast spots exist, am I right? I personally struggled with what to eat in the morning after Parker. Before baby I was an up and out type of person. Which meant I would get up, get ready and leave for work and grab something closer to 9/9:30 and in between I would be fine with a massive coffee (super healthy..) Now I know I need to get substance stat for breast milk and also since Parker I am literally famished every morning. That being said, I love our morning time together and don’t want to spend tons of time in the kitchen getting myself something to eat. My husband and I love bowls, not just the porcelain but dinner bowls. Think... taco bowls, Mediterranean bowls, Asian bowls etc. anything you would like in a meal, we put in a bowl. I will post some of my go-to recipes on that soon! So, I figured I would take this approach for breakfast and so far, I’m obsessed. One, it doesn’t take long, two its refreshing as F and three, its fast! I pinned a lot over at Giddy Life on Pinterest Page, check them out. However, here are a few of my faves! I made adjustments to what I had in the fridge - like honey instead of agave and topped them up with less “fancy” ingredients. Also, I make my own mix of chia, hemp seeds, flax, coconut flakes and maca powder that I sprinkle on top of my bowls and yogurt.

 Coconut Acai Smoothie Bowl  Click for Recipe

Coconut Acai Smoothie Bowl

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Serves 1

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

INGREDIENTS

1 3.5-ounce packet unsweetened açai

1 large banana

½ cup coconut water

2 Tbsp. chia seeds, divided

1 Tbsp. agave syrup, plus additional for serving

¼ cup dried mulberries

½ cup blackberries

¼ apple, thinly sliced

PREPARATION

Blend the açai, banana, coconut water, and 1 tablespoon each of the chia seeds and agave until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the mulberries, blackberries, apple, remaining chia seeds, and a drizzle of agave.

 

 Coconut Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie Bowl  Click for Recipe

Coconut Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie Bowl

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Serves 1

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

INGREDIENTS

1 cup almond milk

1 large banana, sliced

1 cup ice

2 Tbsp. peanut butter

1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ tsp pure vanilla extract

1 Tbsp. maple syrup

2 Tbsp. cocoa nibs

2 Tbsp. granola

2 Tbsp. chopped peanuts

PREPARATION

Blend the almond milk, ½ the banana, ice, peanut butter, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and maple syrup until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the cocoa nibs, granola, chopped peanuts, and remaining ½ banana.

 

 Energizing Green Smoothie Bowl  Click for Recipe

Energizing Green Smoothie Bowl

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Serves 1

Recipe by The Glowing Fridge

INGREDIENTS

2 handfuls of spinach

2 frozen bananas

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

1/2 tablespoon ground flaxseed (optional)

1/2 teaspoon matcha powder

1/2 teaspoon maca powder (optional)

1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Your favorite toppings

PREPARATION

In a food processor or high speed blender, blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy, adding more almond milk as needed. Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings.