Green Power Smoothie Bowl

34 grams of plant-based protein in this smoothie bowl.

It was challenging to find a fitting name for this smoothie bowl recipe as there’s a lot going on here. Practically every superfood currently in my kitchen got featured in today’s breakfast. With properties such as being low glycemic, high in protein (34 grams) and high in fiber (24 grams), this is a healing breakfast for PCOS-fighters. I usually keep chopped fruits and veggies in the freezer ready to go for smoothies. Not only does this make smoothies colder, but also thicker. Nut butters will also help thicken smoothies. Have fun dreaming up your own smoothie bowl masterpiece and please share your creations with me in the comments below.

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Ingredients:

Smoothie base:

  • 0.5 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups frozen chopped kale, organic if possible
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 inch chunk of fresh ginger

Toppings:

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • coconut
  • goji berries
  • raspberries, organic if possible
  • banana

How to:

  1. Blend almond milk, ice cubes, and banana in a blender until smooth.
  2. Slowly add kale, ginger, protein powder and peanut butter blending after each ingredient.
  3. Pour into a bowl and top with any fruits and seeds you have in your kitchen.

PCOS Powers:

  • kale = good source of calcium which helps to improve egg and follicle development
  • chia seeds = high in omega 3s which can help decrease high testosterone and improve egg quality
  • raspberries = low glycemic index fruit, high in anti-oxidants, may help lower inflammation and prevent cancer
  • ginger = anti-inflammatory, may help decrease fasting blood glucose and HbA1c
  • goji berries = high in protein, anti-oxidants, beta-carotene

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Black ‘n Blueberry Overnight Chia Seeds

An easy, make-ahead breakfast idea.

Overnight oats with a twist: chia seeds! Sometimes I will mix oats and chia together (cheaper than straight chia alone) but I splurged on this recipe to experience the full chia seed effect. To boost the protein content I added protein powder, but this is totally optional as the chia & almond milk provide about 8 grams of protein already. PS. Getting creative with toppings is the most fun part for me!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup frozen blackberries and blueberries

How to:

  1. Whisk almond milk, chia seeds, protein powder and cinnamon in a bowl.
  2. Place in fridge overnight.
  3. In the morning remove from fridge.
  4. Puree frozen fruit in food processor until creamy (add a splash of almond milk).
  5. Layer fruit with chia seed mixture and top with whatever you want (here I have goji berries and coconut).

PCOS Powers:

  • cinnamon = may help balance glucose levels, lower cholesterol, and decrease triglycerides in blood
  • chia seeds = high in omega 3s which can help decrease high testosterone and improve egg quality
  • blackberries = can assist in liver disease protection
  • blueberries = may help to lower blood glucose levels