Last year was a good one. It had its ups and downs. I traveled a lot, got published for the first time, and learned a lot. Today I’m excited for this new chapter of my life. And no, this post won’t be just another list of objectives to step into the new year with and not even a detox plan.
I will share a simple recipe that is my little secret for starting fresh after a period of overeating and sweets indulgence. A recipe to bring you back to staying focused and living mindfully. A day of clean eating does wonders for your digestive system, skin, sleep, mood and energy, and this green smoothie bowl is just what you need to regain your body’s balance and start committing again to your healthy eating habits.
Smoothie bowls aren’t just smoothies served differently, but actually, an improved version. After overindulging, our body needs its dose of fiber to gently cleanse, and this vibrant green bowl is packed with it! I like to slip in different fibers so my digestive system doesn’t get used to the same kind of cleanser, and chia, oats, and flax are my favorite additions. They also add the protein my body misses when I’m not starting my day with an egg-breakfast.
Why do I call this smoothie bowl rejuvenating? It’s all about the nutrients that support a healthy hormone production, and my body needs these so much.
Did you notice how your skin vitality changes in different moments of a month? This is because the modulation of hormone production.Your mood, skin glow, sleep quality, and energy levels are all related to the health of your digestive system and a balanced hormone production.
Do not get scared by the high amount of fats and sugars in this bowl – these are all natural and nourishing, coming from virgin coconut oil and fresh fruits.
Vitamin C, magnesium, and vitamin B6 play a key role in regulating progesterone levels, and although I supplement them, I try to include foods into my diet with high concentrations. Fresh fruits, especially kiwi, mango, and lemon are loaded with vitamin C.
Spinach and banana contain vitamin B6, while raw seeds are packed with magnesium. Add a good dose of healthy monounsaturated fats from creamy avocado for glowing skin and the super-food properties of raw cacao powder, and you’ve got yourself the cheapest rejuvenating method you can make in your own kitchen.
- 2 small ripe avocados, peeled and cut into chunks
- ½ cup fresh spinach leaves
- 1 ripe banana, peeled
- 2 tsp virgin cold pressed coconut oil
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 1 lime, juice only
- 2 tsp tahini
- 1 cup plant milk (I used almond milk)
- For toppings
- 2 tbsp rolled oats
- 2 tsp raw cacao
- 1 mango, peeled and cut into cubes
- 1 kiwi peeled and cut into slices
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- 8-10 hazelnuts, crushed
- 1 tsp white sesame
- 1 tsp black sesame
- Coconut flakes
- Add the smoothie ingredients into the blender and process to obtain a creamy mixture.
- Divide into serving bowls, top with the rest of the ingredients and serve immediately.