Acai Smoothie Bowl with Crunchy Choc Muesli

Serves 1 | Prep 7 mins

I love a smoothie bowl – especially one that is macro balanced. Smoothie bowls have been popular for a few years now, and if you are someone that is wanting to support your hormonal health and thinking that these are a ‘healthy’ option – unfortunately some I see can be very high in sugar and little protein. Once in a while as a treat – totally ok – but on a regular basis this type of breakfast can lead to nutritional deficiencies, and lead to hormonal imbalance. This recipe has protein, nourishing fats, and complex carbohydrates – everything to keep you fuller for longer and energised, without a crazy blood sugar spike. Complex carbs take longer to break down (compared to simple carbohydrates which are absorbed quickly) and due to their high fibre content, meaning they are used for more long lasting energy, and therefore generally not stored so easily (unless you overeat them!). They are also a great source of B vitamins and minerals. Adding in the frozen vegetables makes the smoothie bowl even more creamier and a very subtle taste. Celery is also rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin K potassium and folate.

Acai Smoothie Bowl with Crunchy Choc Muesli
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time7 mins
Serves 1 | Prep 7 mins

I love a smoothie bowl - especially one that is macro balanced. Smoothie bowls have been popular for a few years now, and if you are someone that is wanting to support your hormonal health and thinking that these are a 'healthy' option - unfortunately some I see can be very high in sugar and little protein. Once in a while as a treat - totally ok - but on a regular basis this type of breakfast can lead to nutritional deficiencies, and lead to hormonal imbalance. This recipe has protein, nourishing fats, and complex carbohydrates - everything to keep you fuller for longer and energised, without a crazy blood sugar spike. Complex carbs take longer to break down (compared to simple carbohydrates which are absorbed quickly) and due to their high fibre content, meaning they are used for more long lasting energy, and therefore generally not stored so easily (unless you overeat them!). They are also a great source of B vitamins and minerals. Adding in the frozen vegetables makes the smoothie bowl even more creamier and a very subtle taste. Celery is also rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin K potassium and folate.

Ingredients

Crunchy Choc Muesli (makes up to 6 serves)
 1 cup buckwheat grouts
 ½ cup raw walnuts, chopped
 3 tbsp sunflower seeds
 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
 2 tbsp sesame seeds
 3 tbsp cacao powder
 2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
 ¼ cup coconut flakes (optional)
 ¼ cup goji berries (optional)
Acai Smoothie Bowl (1 serve)
 1 packet of unsweetened acai
 1 banana, frozen
 1 small zucchini, frozen
 ½ cup raspberries
 1 tbsp chia seeds
 1 tbsp protein powder of your choice (a vanilla flavour works great)
 3 tbsp coconut water
 1 small stick of celery, frozen

Method

Crunchy Choc Muesli
1

Place the buckwheat, walnuts, and seeds in a medium bowl and cover with water to soak overnight.

2

The next morning, rinse and drain well.

3

Preheat oven to 150°C (302°F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.

4

Tip the soaked buckwheat mixture over the prepared tray and bake for 50 minutes, or until lightly golden (mixture should be dry). Set aside to cool.

5

This mixture can be kept in a glass jar and stored in the cupboard until ready to use.

Acai Smoothie Bowl
6

Place all smoothie ingredients in a high speed blender and blend till thick and creamy.

7

Spoon out into a serving bowl and top with a serve of the Crunchy Choc Muesli.

Ingredients

Crunchy Choc Muesli (makes up to 6 serves)
 1 cup buckwheat grouts
 ½ cup raw walnuts, chopped
 3 tbsp sunflower seeds
 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
 2 tbsp sesame seeds
 3 tbsp cacao powder
 2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
 ¼ cup coconut flakes (optional)
 ¼ cup goji berries (optional)
Acai Smoothie Bowl (1 serve)
 1 packet of unsweetened acai
 1 banana, frozen
 1 small zucchini, frozen
 ½ cup raspberries
 1 tbsp chia seeds
 1 tbsp protein powder of your choice (a vanilla flavour works great)
 3 tbsp coconut water
 1 small stick of celery, frozen

Directions

Crunchy Choc Muesli
1

Place the buckwheat, walnuts, and seeds in a medium bowl and cover with water to soak overnight.

2

The next morning, rinse and drain well.

3

Preheat oven to 150°C (302°F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.

4

Tip the soaked buckwheat mixture over the prepared tray and bake for 50 minutes, or until lightly golden (mixture should be dry). Set aside to cool.

5

This mixture can be kept in a glass jar and stored in the cupboard until ready to use.

Acai Smoothie Bowl
6

Place all smoothie ingredients in a high speed blender and blend till thick and creamy.

7

Spoon out into a serving bowl and top with a serve of the Crunchy Choc Muesli.

Acai Smoothie Bowl with Crunchy Choc Muesli

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