Breakfast Power Bowls Can Brighten Your Day
Finding new breakfast ideas to get your day started, can make getting out of bed feel easier. This breakfast power bowl will leave you feeling energized and hydrated as you start your day.
Power bowls are simple to make, all-in-one meal bowls that can be savory or sweet.
Usually, it takes under ten minutes to prepare a power bowl. Since there are endless combinations of bowls to make, you don’t have to repeat the same bowl twice!
Why You Should Include Greens In Your Power Bowls
It’s no secret that greens are some of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Per calorie, their micronutrient density is higher than any other food group in the world. So why not find a way to include them easily, in every meal?
Spinach, arugula, and kale make for the best additions to smoothie bowls based on flavor and texture of the greens. At your local farmers market, you will likely find other different types of greens not found in grocery stores that could go beautifully in your morning power bowls.
The contents of this bowl are easy to prepare and can be swapped out for other seasonal combinations, depending on where you live. There are endless delicious combinations you can create. Be sure to check the frozen fruit section at your local grocery store for tropical fruits year-round.
Why It’s Important to Eat Flax and Chia Seeds Daily
Be sure to include fruit, greens, and either flax or chia seeds when creating your own breakfast combinations. Flax and chia seeds are rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids and are helpful to eat every day to help meet your daily fiber recommendations.
Chia seeds have been found to improve satiety and will also help you meet your essential fatty acid requirements every day. Just one tablespoon of chia or flax seeds per day will reach those recommendations.
How to Maximize Your Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acid Absorption
To ensure that chia seeds and flax seeds are efficiently absorbed into your body, grind both before eating them. When you eat chia and/or flax seeds in their freshly ground state, you maximize their absorption which increases your omega 3 essential fatty acid uptake.
If you are adding the seeds to the smoothie, the blender will grind them up for you. If adding them on top of your bowl, using a small blender attachment or coffee grinder works great for blending a small amount of seeds daily.
You can also soak the seeds in water for a few hours until they develop into a thick pudding. Then, fold them into your bowl after the other ingredients have been blended together. Blending soaked chia seeds can add a very woody flavor to your smoothie- so be sure to either soak OR grind, not both.
Not only are the foods in this breakfast bowl incredibly tasty and filling, but our evidence-based research paper has also demonstrated that this lifestyle reverses insulin resistance, reduces your fasting blood glucose, reduces your hemoglobin A1c, and reduces your chronic disease risk.
With these nutritional benefits, you can only imagine how delicious the flavors will be.
Now go try it out!
Photos by: Allie @threelittlechickpeasblog
Breakfast Power Bowl
- 2 cup Kiwi
- 1 cup Banana
- 1 cup Frozen Pineapple
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 cup Spinach
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 Amla Green
- Peel the kiwis and bananas, set a few slices of each aside to decorate the top of your power bowl.
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Next, use the remaining banana and kiwi you set aside, in addition to a few more chia seeds if you’d like to decorate the top of your power bowl.
- Enjoy the micronutrient madness!
- Spinach can always be swapped out for kale or arugula, or a mixture of multiple!
- If you don’t have pineapple, you could try using mango, peaches, or nectarines.