This berry smoothie bowl is super quick to make and packs a nutritious punch. A great way to start your day!
This healthy, balanced berry smoothie bowl has you covered with most of the major food groups and has a relatively low glycemic index. This means that these foods are generally digested and absorbed more slowly (great for blood sugars) making them a great option for breakfast.
One of my favourite go-to morning bowls; it’s really easy to make but does require a blender of some description. The ingredients are interchangeable to suit different tummies and tastes, so I am sure you can find a version that works perfectly for you.
This recipe is also a great way to use up any berries that may be looking a little sad for themselves in the fridge as this smoothie doesn’t care if your mushy or not. But don’t forget you can also freeze any surplus berries before they get to this stage for use another day.
The natural sweetness from the berries is all you need in this delicious bowl. However, if it’s not quite hitting the spot, maybe try a natural syrup like agave or a few stevia drops.
You can also simply enjoy this as a smoothie if you were looking to reduce the carbohydrate count
What you will need to make the high protein breakfast berry bowl:
- Gluten-free oats
- I use GF as my husband has an intolerance however any type of porridge oats can be used.
- Oats are such a magnificent superfood; they are wholegrain, a great carbohydrate source, full of fibre, essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
- As they are low GI, your body will burn the carbohydrate at a slower rate, hopefully reducing that morning spike.
- Chia seeds
- Loaded with antioxidants, fiber, protein, omega-3s and calcium. These tiny seeds have it all!
- A great swap if you’re looking to reduce the carb count as well, maybe try half oats and half chia seeds.
- Use whatever combination of berries you have or enjoy
- I used blueberries and raspberries which are packed with antioxidants, vitamin C and K.
- They also have a moderate amount of fructose (the carb component of the fruit) making them a great option for blood sugars.
- Natural Yoghurt
- I always choose full-fat yoghurt as they tend to be lower in sugars.
- A significant source of calcium and protein makes yoghurt a perfect choice any time of the day.
- We use cows milk however you can use any type of milk alternative in this recipe such as oat, almond, coconut, soy etc.
- Mixed nuts and seeds
- Nuts and seeds are such an important part of a balanced diet, so we always have them around for sweet and savoury sprinkling.
- They are low in saturated fat as well as being another good source of fibre and protein
- Chia Seeds
- Whey protein, unflavored
- This is an optional ingredient as the berry bowl is just as delicious without it. I add it purely for an extra protein punch.
The Berry Smoothie Bowl with Oats is nutrient-rich, high in fibre and protein. The combination of all these factors makes it a great option for breakfast, particularly over the high sugar cereals.
Whilst the overall carb count may seem high, it is relatively low GI which should help with managing blood sugar levels. However, if you were looking to reduce the carb count you could replace half the oats for chia seeds.