Blueberry and dragonfruit smoothie bowl

This is a favourite breakfast for me and on high rotation now the weather is so much warmer. 

Go for organic blueberries because the regular kind are sprayed heavily with pesticides, which is something women with endometriosis are best avoiding. 

Blueberry and dragonfruit smoothie bowl

Dragonfruit is available in supermarkets all year around in Queensland, but if you can’t find it you could always replace with some papaya or half a banana.

Why do I love this recipe? It’s easy, delish and jam packed with nutrients. It’s also macro-nutrient balanced with protein, healthy fats from the chia seeds and complex carbohydrates. I also use a prebiotic fibre called partially hydrolysed guar gum, it can be found online here.

Think of prebiotic fibre as food for our gut bacteria, it helps feed our friendly gut bacteria and has a range of benefits for digestion, our immune system and even our mood. Partially hydrolysed guar gum (or phgg) is great for those with IBS and SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth).

I also use a protein powder called Inca Inchi, it’s packed with nutrients including calcium which is so important for women with endo – especially if you’re dairy free. The other type of protein powder I like is hemp powder which is available at most supermarkets and health food stores.

I use a combination of pure coconut milk and calcium enriched rice milk in this recipe but you can choose whatever plant based milk you prefer.

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries
  • 1/2 dragonfruit chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon of chia, plus 1 teaspoon reserved to sprinkle on top
  • 1 cup of plant based milk 
  • 2 teaspoons of partially hydrolysed guar gum (phgg) (optional)
  • 1/2 a cup of homemade granola (or a low sugar brand such as Food For Health which is available at super markets)

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a blender except for the reserved chia seeds and granola. Pour into a bowl and top with seeds and granola.

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Yours in health,

Meredith x

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Low sugar blueberry smoothie bowl

This is one of my favourite smoothie bowl recipes as it’s low in sugar and packed with nutrients. Perfect for breakfast or as a snack. The below ingredients can be found in a health food shop, organic grocer or the health food section of your supermarket.

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Serves one.

You’ll need:

1/4 cup of frozen or fresh blueberries (I use frozen organic wild blueberries)

1/4 avocado

1/2 cup of coconut milk (almond milk also works well)

1 teaspoon of acai powder

1 teaspoon of cacao powder

1 tablespoon of almond butter

1 tablespoon of vanilla protein powder (I use Amazonia, Slim and Tone)

A few drops of organic liquid Stevia

Topping:

1 tablespoon of coconut yoghurt (I use Coyo)

1/2 cup of nuts and coconut flakes (I topped mine with Paleo Pure muesli)

A handful of mixed berries

Place all ingredients (except the toppings) in the blender and process on high until smooth (about 1-2 minutes). Place in a bowl and stir through the coconut yoghurt, then top with remaining ingredients. Enjoy!

Yours in health,

Meredith x