We’ve got breakfast bowls on our daily list. There are so many ways to make your morning routine healthier, not to mention prettier, and breakfast bowls are all of the above. Yes, going to bed earlier, drinking up hydrating coconut water, and digging into bowls full of fresh whole foods are on our beauty and wellness agenda for 2017. Since giving up the usual eggs-and-toast, our so-so morning breakfast routine has become oh-so lively— making green smoothies and sunny breakfast bowls! They not only make us feel better, they inspire us to eat fresh foods first thing.
We’ve gathered 10 favorite breakfast bowls from our visual scroll to inspire your morning, because #breakfastbowls are total #breakfastgoals this year.
The Green Smoothie Bowl
Tina of @thebarefoothousewife makes us want to eat our greens. Here she gives us the behind-the-scenes on these magical bowlfuls, plus she uses Super Elixir alkalising greens by WelleCo, Elle McPherson’s brand of quality plant-based nutrition.
Ingredients (serves 4)
4 small chopped frozen bananas
4 cups of chopped rainbow silver beet leaves (or other dark green leafy veg)
4 stalks of kale (stems removed)
1 large zucchini
3 or 4 sprigs of mint
2 tablespoons of flax meal
Enough coconut water to achieve your desired consistency ( I used 1/2 cup).
You want your smoothie thick enough to eat with a spoon.
Optional add ins:
Dates: a couple of dates can up the sweetness if you prefer a sweeter smoothie.
Spirulina powder: High in iron, protein & magnesium it can give your smoothie bowl a boost.
Start small as it has a very distinct flavour, that I found took a while to get use to.
Greens powders: – My absolute favourite is Super Elixir Alkalising Greens.
Instructions: Blend all your ingredients in a high speed blender & top with anything you like.
Pictured is seasonal summer fruit, crushed pistachios & hemp seeds. Enjoy!
Tropical Vanilla Matcha Smoothie Bowl
Sophie Steevens of @rawandfree makes a luscious breakfast bowl out of a rainbow of juicy fruits. Her recipe suggests making her Vanilla Matcha Smoothie topped with beautiful fresh summery fruits and a squeeze of lime.
For the Vanilla Matcha Smoothie:
- 3 frozen chopped bananas
- 1 tbl vanilla pea protein
- 1 tbl pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp matcha powder
- a splash of filtered water
Blend ingredients into a smoothie to use as your breakfast bowl base.
Top with an abundance of fruits like mangoes, kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, bananas, blueberries, apples and pomegranate seeds.
Apple Rose Chia Pudding Bowl
Amy Le’s breakfast #inspo is bursting with beautiful colors and these absolutely gorgeous apple roses. Although we missed her apple rose tutorial, the colorful chia pudding gives us so much inspiration to add into our breakfast situation, even if we haven’t quite mastered the apple rose thing.
Amy Le @amylecreations shares all of her healthy vegan creations on Instagram. She sure knows how to make a pretty spectacular breakfast bowl!
Green Morning Smoothie Bowl
Klara of @klaraslife has made so many beautiful breakfast bowls, it was tough to choose just one to feature here. But this green smoothie bowl caught our eye and filled our hearts up with so much green goodness. We took note of her ingredients and tried it out in a blender. Yup, pretty darn delicious!
- 2 bananas
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 tbsp wheatgrass powder
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 kiwi
- grapes (a small handful)
- frozen raspberries
- coconut flakes
- crunchy flax seeds
- coconut yogurt hearts
Beautiful Pitaya Fruit Bowls
Jess of @choosingchia gives us beautiful bountiful pitaya fruit bowls that are all kinds of pretty. Vibrant pink dragonfruit bowls (pitaya) pop with fresh fruits, garnished with an orchid for that happy tropical vibe.
Avocado Cocoa Mousse Breakfast Bowl
This Avocado and Cocoa Mousse Breakfast Bowl by food, travel and lifestyle photographer Madeline Lu @lumadeline makes us swoon with luscious chocolate love. Who could imagine their morning avocado marrying into the chocolate family and transforming into this? Pure luxury in a bowl. And we thought avocado was destined for toast all this time.
Hazelnut Cashew Overnight Oats with Berries
A bowlful of overnight oats with hazelnut cashew cream by Sara @shisodelicious topped with hazelnuts, berries, currants and pretty edible flowers.
- 2/3 soaked cashews
- 1/3 soaked hazelnuts
- 1 medium date
- a splash of vanilla
Blend with water (half amount of water to nut ratio) in a powerful blender.
- 150 ml oats
- 1.5 tablespoons chia seeds
- 0.5-1 teaspoon honey | or 1 teaspoon coconut palm or maple syrup | or half a banana in thin slices or mashed
- 250 ml nut milk of choice, or a mix of nut milk and water if the milk is rich
Place all ingredients in a bowl or better still, a jar with screw lid, and give it a good shake or stir. Leave covered overnight to plump up. (Sara’s note: Unless the weather is REALLY hot I don’t like chilling my oats in the fridge – I like soothing room temperature in the morning. On top of that, eating chilled food cools the guts and slows digestion down, something better avoided.)
Add the oats to the hazelnut cashew cream in a bowl and top with berries. Enjoy!
Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowls
This swirl of blueberry coconut beauty is by Marita @myblissktchn in Finland, a plant-based mom of two who loves healthy treats like this for breakfast.
Ingredients: 200g frozen blueberries, 1 avocado, 1 ripe banana, vanilla powder to taste, coconut milk or coconut drink to taste. Plant-based yogurt #oatly & berry powder for the swirls.
Cinnamon Breakfast Oats with Caramelized Kumquats
This cozy bowl of cinnamon porridge by Verena @frei_style in Switzerland makes us want to wrap up in a comfy blanket with this in hand and eat spoonful after spoonful.
- 50 gr raw cane sugar
- 10-15 kumquats
- 100 ml freshly pressed orange juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 pieces star anise
- 1 tsp starch
Add sugar into small pan and let caramelize – cut the kumquats in half (or quarters) and remove seeds. Add to caramelized sugar with the juice and spices. Let cook for approximately 4 minutes. Resolve starch in some water, add to the pan and cook again for 1 minute to thicken.
- 1 1/2 cup oatmilk
- 3/4 – 1 cup oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Some liquid from the Kumquats
Heat the milk, maple syrup and cinnamon, then add oats and some of the liquid from the kumquats. Stir until it has the desired thickness. Enjoy!
White Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
This nourishing bowl of healthy proteins by Lee TIlghman @leefromamerica is low in sugar and high in nutrition. Lee says this smoothie bowl is a dedication to her love of strawberries dipped in chocolate for Valentine’s Day.
- 1/3 cup white beans, rinsed
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 2 tablespoons raw organic coconut butter
- 1 teaspoon raw organic cacao butter
- splash of organic vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- toppings: strawberry, gluten free granola, smoothie almond butter, bee pollen, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, blueberries, black sesame seeds and mulberries
Chop up half to the frozen banana into 2″ pieces.
Add to a blender. Then, add 1/3 cup white beans (make sure you rinse them well!)
Next, add the coconut butter, cacao butter, vanilla extract, chia seeds, and half of the almond milk.
Turn your blender on low for 30 seconds, then slowly pour the rest of the almond milk into the blender. Turn your blender up to high for another 30 seconds, then pour into a bowl.
Top with a strawberry, gluten free granola, smoothie almond butter, bee pollen, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, blueberries, black sesame seeds and mulberries!