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Grab and Go Breakfast Bowls

I’ve been on a huge breakfast bowl kick recently. With the temperatures being so warm, I’ve been loving something chilled to eat and the quickness of grab and go options that I can prepare either ahead of time or very quickly when I have to run out of the house.

Smoothie bowls have become something I love as I can make them in less than 10 minutes, pour them into a jar or container and run out the door. I’ve been adding protein powder or collagen powder to my smoothie bowls for extra boosts of vitamins. Collagen powder has done wonders for making my skin glow and stay smooth and has helped with the thickness and growth of nails and hair as well. The smoothie bowls can be made quickly in the morning and just have fresh toppings tossed over them into a container or jar of your choice.

My mom has been obsessed with chia seed pudding and I’m not really sure why I am just trying it out but I am absolutely in love! I was traveling over the weekend and need a serious detox and these bowls are what I’ll be making and eating all week. The chia seed pudding is best made 12 hours in advance and then can be pre-packaged in a container of your choice and refrigerated for up to a week! Chia seeds are packed full of vitamins like omega 3, protein and fiber. Speaking of fiber, I will warn that the fiber in chia seeds is AMAZING for digestion and by that I mean they will completely clean and detoxify your body within a few hours so beware to eat this when you are in a place later in the day to use the restroom – ahem – comfortably, if you know what I mean!

Make these yummy recipes for your friends or family! Have a smoothie bowl breakfast or brunch date. Make them when you have a really busy week on the go or when you’re just lounging in the house on a lazy Saturday – you will truly love them both!

Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  •  1 cup frozen hearty fruit – dragonfruit (pitaya), strawberries, mixed berries are all perfect
  • cilantro
  • 1 cup frozen mangoes or pineapple
  • 1/4 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup coconut water or non-dairy milk
  • 1 scoop protein or collagen powder, optional
  • a variety of toppings: various fruits, granola, shredded coconut, chia and flax seeds, sunflower seeds and other nuts are all perfect!

Directions

  1. Add all frozen fruits to a high power blender or food processor and allow to thaw for a couple of minutes before beginning to blend.
  2. Add in coconut water or milk, banana and spinach and slowly blend on medium speed until mixture begins to come together.
  3. Add in 1 scoop of protein or collagen and continue blending until mixture is smooth. You may have to remove the top and push down the mixture coming up on the sides.
  4. Pour mixture into bowl or container and top with fresh fruits and toppings!

Tip: You can find a variety of frozen fruits in your local grocery store. Costco has a large bag of frozen dragon fruit or mixed berries that I love for this. You can also buy fresh and freeze yourself to pull out and use when you’re ready.

Chia Seed Pudding Bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut or non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon agave or pure maple syrup
  • 1 fresh or frozen cup mango or pineapples
  • 1/4 cup coconut water or milk
  • a variety of toppings: various fruits, granola, shredded coconut, chia and flax seeds, sunflower seeds and other nuts are all perfect!

Directions

  1. Make the chia seed pudding by pouring coconut milk, chia seeds and agave or maple syrup into a tight container or jar – mason jars work great for this.
  2. Shake vigorously until the mixture is well mixed.
  3. Pop into the fridge for 6-12 hours.
  4. When chia seed pudding is ready – Blend together mango or pineapple with 1/4 cup coconut water or milk until smooth.
  5. Assemble chia seed pudding jar by spooning chia seed at the bottom and layering mango/pineapple mixture and then another layer of chia seed pudding. Top with more fresh fruits or other toppings!

Tip: Make the chia seed pudding anywhere from 6-12 hours in advance and leave in your fridge for up to 1 week! You can use any dairy or non-dairy milk you’d like! Perfect for breakfast, snacks or a light and healthy dessert! 

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