Smoothie bowls are everywhere now – and so far all the ones Ive seen are cold, which in Chinese medicine is not considered a great start to the day. Having something more heating rather than chilled, gets the digestive juices flowing and sets us up for good digestion and energy. I have been making this breakfast for many years now, and have it almost daily – it might seem odd for some, but give it a go and see what you think!
2:1 parts dairy free protein powder to raw cacao (I use vanilla flavour vegan protein usually)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon molasses
2 serves of fruit – I love berries, chopped apple, paw paw, pear or a small banana
Healthy dollop of Coconut Yoghurt (CoYo is my favourite brand when I dont make my own)
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Add boiling water to the protein and cacao and mix until its a smooth firm paste, not too runny.
Add coconut oil and molasses (source of minerals, iron and a sweetener) and stir.
Top with fruit, then with yoghurt and sprinkle cinnamon.
This also works with stewed fruit if you are avoiding raw – paw paw, pineapple and kiwi all contain enzymes that aids digestion, so you may choose these as your fruit toppings.