A lot of people have asked me what I eat for breakfast and the answer is, it varies!
My aim is to have nutrient dense, protein rich, whole foods breakfast, that will give me the energy I need for my day which often includes a morning workout. Starting the day with a nourishing, nutrient-dense breakfast, kickstarts your metabolism and sets you up for the best possible day ahead. It can be all too easy to get caught up in a routine and eat the same breakfast day in day out, without any thought to whether it’s something your body actually needs that day or not. Even when you’re eating a great whole foods breakfast, it can still get to that monotonous point where you gravitate to the same one or two breakfasts just because they’re easy and require no thought.
So this year I’ve made a point to get more creative with my breakfasts so that I have a good rotation of recipes on hand, which ensures my body and mind doesn’t get bored and lazy!
I started the year eating my Maple and Cinnamon Buckwheat Granola during the week, interspersed with avocado and/or almond butter on paleo seed toast. As the days got colder those options became less satisfying, so I started to get creative with porridge recipes. In the weekends when we had more time we’d cook eggs, blueberry coconut pancakes or baked eggs with spinach and beans.
When the weather warmed up again, I got back into cold breakfasts like chia pudding, bircher muesli, chia bircher, and smoothie bowls. Which brings me to today’s recipe for this raspberry passionfruit smoothie bowl.
A smoothie bowl can be a much more filling breakfast option that a standard smoothie. By freezing your fruit beforehand you can create a thicker, more spoonable smoothie, and by adding nut butter, protein powders or seeds, you can increase the protein content and create a really satisfying, nourishing breakfast. Of courser then you can go crazy with toppings and create something rather epic.
This raspberry passionfruit smoothie bowl is one of my favourites, I think probably because it’s such a pretty colour, who wouldn’t want to eat that for breakfast?! Hope you enjoy it and let me know your favourite breakfast in the comments below!
Raspberry Passion Smoothie Bowl
Prep time: 5 minutes
1 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup frozen passion fruit
1 frozen banana
1 cup almond milk
1 Tbsp cashew butter
1 Tbsp flaxseed or vanilla protein powder
Freeze dried raspberries
Place all the smoothie ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Take care not to over blend as you want the smoothie to remain lovely and thick and spoonable.
Pour the smoothie into a bowl and sprinkle with your favourite toppings.
Eat immediately with a spoon!
Note: The nut butter, seed and protein powders listed above are just suggestions – feel free to get creative with different varieties to find your favourite combination!