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.
- 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
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- goji berries
- raspberries, organic if possible
- Blend almond milk, ice cubes, and banana in a blender until smooth.
- Slowly add kale, ginger, protein powder and peanut butter blending after each ingredient.
- Pour into a bowl and top with any fruits and seeds you have in your kitchen.
- 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
The 3 primary ingredients are all nutritional powerhouses and PCOS-fighters.
Determining whether a meal is healthy can be complicated depending who you ask. In this case, however, there isn’t much to debate. The primary ingredients of this soup (cauliflower, kale and avocado) are all nutritional powerhouses and PCOS-fighters. By pureeing vegetables like cauliflower you can achieve a creamy soup without dairy or flour. In addition, unlike many soups this recipe is very low in sodium. Roasting the cauliflower, garlic and onion first helps achieve a richer flavor (and makes your home smell really good!).
- 1 cauliflower head, broken into florets
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped into large chunks
- 4 whole garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (& extra to drizzle as garnish)
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 4 cups water (approx.)
- A few handfuls of kale torn into chunks, organic if possible
- 1 avocado, chopped
- salt to taste (I didn’t add any)
The full recipe with instructions can be found in my vegan recipe eBook.
- cauliflower = anti-inflammatory, low on the glycemic index, & contains sulforaphane which improves blood pressure, kidney function and may prevent cancer
- avocado = helps lower LDL “bad” cholesterol, low on the glycemic index, high in fiber, & high in B-complex vitamins which combat stress
- kale = anti-inflammatory, high in fiber, & high in calcium which is important for egg maturation and follicle development
- garlic = helps lower cholesterol, an antibiotic, & blood cleanser which relaxes blood vessels for easier blood flow
- onion = promotes liver detoxification, improves digestion & is high in chromium which helps maintain healthy blood glucose levels
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