• Idil Farah

Go-To Morning Bowls

Updated: Nov 1

First we eat, then we do everything else. -M.F.K Fisher

I believe Breakfast should leave us feeling full and energized and sated until lunch, without feeling stuffed, bloated, or foggy. I like to think of this meal as brain food, not only does it kick start our metabolism but also brings our blood sugar into balance. 


There are those who grab something portable on the way out, others who need the quickest option as they have kids who need to look after them, and then there are few of us who truly look forward to this meal to sit and saver first thing. Maybe you get up early enough to make eggs before work, or a true breakfast only happens on the weekends with coffee, green juice while reading the paper. Either way, it's a time for a fresh start before the day gets away from us.




I have found that starting with real food sets a standard for the way I eat through the rest of the day. A good breakfast sets the intention that I will feed myself nutritious food throughout the day ahead of me. A green juice or bowl of smoothie are part of my routine, whether I have ten minutes and eat standing or an hour to lounge in my sweatpants.


May your mornings be better with something delicious. Hope you enjoy the recipe for my go-to smoothie bowl.


The GO-TO SMOOTHIE BOWL


TOTAL TIME: 7 MINS

PREP TIME: 5 MINS

SERVES: 2


INGREDIENTS:

  1. 1 cup frozen mixed berries

  2. 1 cup of plant milk

  3. 1/4 cup raw nuts, preferably soaked, drained, and rinsed, or 1/2 avocado

  4. 1/2 teaspoon of chia seeds

  5. 1/2 banana or 1 Medjool date, pitted

  6. 1/2 teaspoon of hemp seeds

  7. 1 scoop of plant protein or superfood powder


DIRECTIONS:

  • In a high speed blender, combine the plant based milk, berries, nuts or avocados Stir in the chia seeds and lemon juice until combined. Then taste, and stir in 1 or 2 tablespoons sweetener if needed.

  • Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. (The jam will thicken considerably as it cools.)

  • Give the jam one final good stir. Then serve immediately, or transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Other Fruits that work well in chia jam:

Berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries), cherries, peaches, apricots, plums, pineapple, kiwi…basically any “juicy” fruits.


Optional add-ins:

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

lemon zest (to make your jam a little more tangy)

a pinch of spices (such as cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg, etc.)


If you need help with meal ideas or are looking to book a nutrition consultation to discuss further health goals, book an appointment with me at idilsworld.com


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