This recipe is lovely; the ingredients aren’t fancy, but it feels like such a treat to eat when put together like this ~ a bowl full of self-care.
There are so many benefits to simple foods; yoghurt is good-for-your gut-microbiome with probiotics ~ you can use plant-based or dairy yoghurt. Banana is one of those perfect packaged by nature foods rich in essential minerals for heart, skin, immune system health, lowering blood pressure + cholesterol + resistant starches, prebiotic fibre for digestion…to name a few!
I topped my bowl with puffed quinoa because I love it + the crunch + it adds protein; you can use any cereal or granola or swap it for nuts or an apple for a grain-free crunch.
Heart Healthy recipes have lots of whole grains, fruits & vegetables. A diet rich in plant foods, low in refined fatty foods can help lower cholesterol.
A Probiotic is a beneficial bacteria that is found in certain food sources, eating these foods help support our gut, immune system and brain functions. There are many different probiotic bacteria the common groups of organisms we know as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
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Self-Care Brekkie Bowl w/ Banana
PEEL + MASH your banana with a fork right into your serving bowl or plate.
DRIZZLE yoghurt around the bowl. I like to mix a little vanilla with my plain yoghurt.
SPRINKLE coconut + seeds + dried blueberries or any other fruits you are using.
SCATTER puffed quinoa, granola, or other cereals or crunchy things you are adding.
SERVE and take some moments for yourself to enjoy. TASTE is first before adding any sweeteners like honey or maple, as this combo has lots of natural sweetness.
YOGHURT Choose plain plant-based or dairy yoghurt as you like; be sure it’s plain with no added sugar, chemicals etc. DAIRY-FREE – use plant-based plain yoghurt or kefir.
SWAP | ADD FRUIT – use chopped fresh fruits like apple, pears, melons, stone fruits, kiwis or berries – fresh | frozen.
SWAP SEEDS | ADD – use sunflower seeds our Super Seed Mix or ground flaxseed | linseed is high in Omega 3’s.
SWAP dried blueberries for raisins, currants or any dried fruits you like.
PUFFED QUINOA you can buy it or DIY it or SWAP it for granola, cereal flakes, rice crispies, nuts, apples etc.