Power bowls are the next healthy eating trend. Not only are they delicious and packed with nutrients, but food is just so more interesting when served from a bowl.
From nourish bowls, smoothie bowls, acai bowls to burrito and noodle bowls, the options are infinite. So if you’re feeling a little uninspired in the kitchen, jump aboard for this week’s 7 Power Bowl Recipes.
Power Bowl #1: Berry-mania
The perfect fast, healthy and yummy breakfast or snack! So simple yet so delicious! Pour 1 cup non-fat plain yoghurt (or if you prefer, Greek yoghurt), ½ cup chopped strawberries, ½ cup cranberries, and two tablespoons granola. If you want, you can add one tablespoon nuts or hazelnuts for extra-yummines! Who said being healthy wasn’t delicious?
Power Bowl #2: Rainbow Delight
Ok so this one is gonna require some more preparation, but we promise it’s worth it... start by preparing chia pudding. To do so, add ½ chia seeds to 2 cups of almond milk or non-fat milk, plus sweetener as desired. Let settle for an hour. This will make 2 generous portions so you can save the rest for later in the fridge. If you prefer, you can buy ready-made chia pudding. Once thick and beautiful, pour into a bowl and add: 1 peeled and chopped kiwi, 1 mandarin, ½ cup blackberries, ½ cup raspberries and ½ cup cranberries. Your rainbow delight is ready!
Power Bowl #3: Crazy for the nuts
Ok. So this is not the lightest of the options, but if you are looking for something delicious, healthy and that’ll keep you full look no further. Start by pouring 2 tablespoons of chocolate protein powder (or just chocolate powder), 1 ½ peeled banana and 1/2 cup of non-fat milk into the blender. You’ll get a rich chocolate-banana smoothie. Pour into the bowl, then add the remaining ½ banana chopped, 2 tablespoons coconut, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, 3 teaspoons granola and 1 teaspoon hazelnuts. And now? Enjoy!!!
Power Bowl #4: Acai love
Acai, the famous Brazilian fruit, is so hot right now! Not only it’s delicious but also so so nutritive… and yes, that’s the secret of Brazilian models! Just put one cup of frozen acai in the blender with half a cup of almond milk or low fat milk until you get a smoothie. Pour into a bowl, then add half a banana, 1 cup of chopped strawberries, and three spoons of granola. Brekkie is served! Believe us, you’ll have tons of energy for the whole day!
Power Bowl #5: Tropical Heaven
This is the ultimate energy + weight loss combination. It is low in calories but high in anti-oxidants and vitamins! Start by making a green smoothie, the secret is to add 2 cups of leafy greens (spinach, kale, romaine, bok choi, or well, really anything you have in hand) + 1 cup coconut milk or almond milk + 3 cups of ripe fruit (banana, mango, berries, orange, avocado, pear, pineapples, etc). The beauty of this recipe is that you don’t need to go shopping, just work with what you have. Once blended, pour into the bowl and add: 1 teaspoon chia seeds, 1 tablespoon coconut, ½ banana, and any extra fruit you got left from the smoothie. YUM YUM YUM!
Power Bowl #6: Passion Fruit and Grenade
This power bowl is the safe option when you have little time since it requires no blender. Plus, it’s a gorgeous dessert option for any occasion, even a fancy dinner party! Ingredients are: 1 kiwi, peeled and cut in slices, 1 grenade, carefully grained, 2 cups strawberries, washed, and 1 passionfruit. If you have a small scooper use it to get perfectly shaped passionfruit balls. Mix everything and pour into a bowl.
Power Bowl #7: Walnut and Fetta
Power bowls are not only for brekkie or dessert but they make a great lunch option as well. My favourite? Walnut and fetta power bowl! Add 2 full cups of green leaves (spinach, kale, etc), 1 diced avocado, ½ diced mango, 2 tablespoons walnuts, 2 tablespoons fetta cheese, 1 tablespoon raisins. Lunch is served!