I like a breakfast that is nutritious and will keep me full for hours. This breakfast smoothie bowl is a favorite because it does just that plus I can make a big batch of it ahead of time, separate it into a few breakfast bowls and have pre-made, protein-packed breakfasts made for several days.
The ingredient that turns this smoothie into a spoonable meal are the chia seeds. They expand when wet and work as a great thickening agent. Chia seeds are also full of fiber, magnesium and are a great omega-3 fatty acid.
You can customize this recipe to your taste by switching the blueberries for any fruit and by dressing up the base with toppings that will boost the flavor and nutrition of your morning meal. Here are some suggestions that will add variety to your breakfast bowls: Mangos, strawberries, raspberries, frozen bananas, peaches, nectarines, apricots, nut butters, cocoa powder, cinnamon, mint leaves, spinach, maple syrup, coconut, yogurt, honey, dates, stevia, protein powder, ground flax… You get the idea.
Besides being an easy to make, power-packed breakfast, the smoothie bowl is a fun kid-friendly recipe that works well as a healthy snack. See what creative combinations they come up with for the smoothie bowl and toppings!