I’m slowly becoming a fan of big bowls of goodness! Like this delicious Nourishing Bowl I made a few weeks ago. Yum! It’s pretty, and you just keep filling it with yummy and healthy foods. Couldn’t be easier!
This one is for breakfast. Goodbye boring and bland unhealthy cereal (usually made with wheat or corn, and filled with refined white sugar)!
This bowl will fill you up with good stuff, and provide lots of energy to last all morning! By adding all kinds of seeds and raw walnuts, we’re also making sure that we not only get extra proteins, but that we also get a healthy dose of essential fats, which are necessary for our brains and hearts to function properly, amongst many other benefits.
I also added a spoonful of raw Maca powder. Have you ever heard of that? Here’s some info:
Maca is a plant that grows in central Peru in the high plateaus of the Andes mountains. It has been cultivated as a vegetable crop in Peru for at least 3000 years. Maca is a relative of the radish and has an odor similar to butterscotch. Its root is used to make medicine.
Maca is used for “tired blood” (anemia); chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); and enhancing energy, stamina, athletic performance, memory, and fertility. Women use maca for female hormone imbalance, menstrual problems, and symptoms of menopause. Maca is also used for weak bones (osteoporosis), depression, stomach cancer, leukemia, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, erectile dysfunction (ED), to arouse sexual desire, and to boost the immune system.
In foods, maca is eaten baked or roasted, prepared as a soup, and used for making a fermented drink called maca chicha.
In agriculture, it is used to increase fertility in livestock.
How does it work?
Maca root contains many chemicals, including fatty acids and amino acids. However, there isn’t enough information to know how maca might work. (source: WebMD)
Also called “Peruvian Ginseng”, Maca is great to give you a little energy boost, but just like everything else, to be used in moderation.
Healthy Vegan Breakfast Bowl (Goodbye bland unhealthy cereal!)
This can make 1 or 2 servings.
- 1/2 cup oat flakes not the instant kind
- 2 Tbsp raisins
- 1/2 cup rice milk or almond milk
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon powder a pinch
- 1 Tbsp organic almond butter
- 1 Tbsp organic strawberry jam of your choice (low sugar)
- 1 Tbsp organic applesauce
- 2 Tbsp raw walnuts
- 2 tsp Goji berries
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp black sesame seeds
- 1 tsp Maca powder
- 1 slice pineapple cut in small chunks
- 1 kiwi peeled, cut in slices
- 1/2 banana cut in slices
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- In a small pan over medium-low heat, cook the oatmeal and raisins for 3-5 minutes in rice or almond milk. Add a pinch of cinnamon and cook for 30 seconds more.
- Serve in a wide bowl, with a big dollop of each: raw organic almond butter, homemade strawberry & rhubarb chia jam, and applesauce.
- Add fresh slices of pineapple, kiwi, and banana. A handful or raw organic walnuts, dried Goji berries, black sesame seeds, chia seeds, and a big tsp of raw maca powder.
- Drizzle with maple syrup.
Note: I do not believe anyone should worry about counting calories, but here is the nutritional information for one serving
Calories: 875kcal | Fat: 29g | Saturated fat: 2g | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 1330mg | Carbohydrates: 151g | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 62g | Protein: 16g | Vitamin A: 80% | Vitamin C: 132.4% | Calcium: 255% | Iron: 5.2%