Superfoods for your Coconut Bowl
So are you ready to create something wonderful to compliment your coconut bowl?
These coconut bowl super-foods can help to keep you hydrated, make you feel full, provide you with lots of important antioxidants and help to give you lasting energy.
Organic raw cacao is made by cold-pressing raw cacao beans to ensure it maintains its nutrients. If you are looking for a way to substitute chocolate, chocolate protein or to add sweetness to your smoothies you can use raw cacao for a rich chocolate flavour without the sugar.
If you haven’t already heard about spirulina, this super-food is a game changer! Packed with B vitamins, vitamin E and minerals including chlorophyll and phycocyanbilin; the blue-green algae is incredibly healthy and will take green smoothies to another level.
Blue Matcha, also known as Butterfly Pea Powder, is different from green matcha. Blue matcha is mild in flavour and can be added to create a bright blue colour to your smoothies.
Commonly known for being rich in omega 3, chia seeds are a really simple way to boost the nutrients in your smoothie. Chia seeds provide you with important omega’s, calcium, fibre and help to make you feel full. Decorate your smoothie bowl with extra chia seeds or blend them together maximise their health benefits.
Coconut is a beautiful addition to any smoothie bowl in the form of creamy coconut milk, coconut flakes, grated coconut or toasted coconut. You can mix coconut directly within the smoothie or use it to add flavour by decorating your smoothie bowl. Coconut provides you with a wide variety of benefits including as is a healthy fat or good fat. What better way to enjoy your coconut bowl than by using all of it in your recipes! If you do not like the taste of coconut milk, you can start by using half coconut milk and half almond milk and mix until you find the right combination for you.
Homemade Crunchy Granola
If you would like to add a crunchy element to your smoothie bowl or simply make it look extra Instagram worthy; healthy toppings are key! Store-bought granola is often an expensive item, packaged in plastic, that may be higher in sugar and other additives. If you cannot bulk buy healthy granola, you might want to make your own mix at home. Here is a simple homemade crunchy granola recipe for you to try:
What you will need:
- 4 x Cups of Rolled Oats
- ½ Cup Dried Fruit (sultanas, cranberries, apricots, apples)
- 1 x Cup Nuts & Seeds (chia, hemp, almonds, sunflower, pepitas)
- ½ Cup of Organic Rice Malt or Maple Syrup
- ½ Cup of Brown Sugar or Coconut Sugar
- ½ Cup of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1/3 Cup of Water
- ½ Teaspoon of Salt
- Mixing Bowl & Small Pot
- Baking Tray & Coconut Oil Spray
Step One: Combine the oats (gluten-free if required), nuts, seeds and dry fruit of your choice in a bowl.
Step Two: In a pot melt coconut oil, salt, coconut sugar, water and organic maple syrup until combined.
Step Three: Pour the hot mixture over the dry ingredients and then evenly spread the granola over a baking tray coated with coconut oil spray or oil of choice.
Step Four: Place the granola into the oven at 160 degrees and cook until golden brown and crunchy. Store in an airtight jar.
You can add desiccated coconut and chia seeds at the end to avoid them burning during the cooking process. Top your smoothie bowl with the granola and enjoy!