I love oatmeal but it doesn’t love me. At 2:30pm, I’m doubled over in pain. Oatmeal is also really great with brown sugar and butter. Which as we all know, isn’t that great for you. However half a baked sweet potato topped with warm blueberries, coconut and banana is heavenly.
Here’s how you make it:
Heat up an already baked sweet potato in a bowl.
Toss 1/2 cup of blueberries into a microwave safe glass or into a sauce pan – heat them up until they turn into a sauce. Feel free to squeeze a lemon wedge in them.
Top the potato with the blueberries, a teaspoon of coconut oil, tablespoon of almond butter, sliced banana, pecans, coconut, cinnamon and enjoy!
This is vegan, free of refined sugars, it’s grain free and is very satisfying and easy to make.
So everyone is all about “super foods” these days – there is a new discovery each week, which is exciting because we can try some new things and get a little creative.
A year or so ago I discovered spirulina and haven’t looked back. Browsing the intrawebs one day, I read about this magical green stuff and wanted to explore. I was advised to drink this mysterious dark green powder with orange juice, otherwise it would taste like a pond. So into the Vitamix went a tablespoon of spirulina powder and the orange juice. As the juice met the spirulina powder everything turned this vibrant green color. I stopped the blender, nervously poured the mixture into a glass, took a sip and wow! – it was delicious and invigorating.
Fast forward to rushing around the house one morning a couple of months ago and needing something to sustain me until midday –into the Vitamix went a scoop of protein powder, splash of almond milk, some OJ, scoop of spirulina and a spoonful of coconut oil for healthy fats, and some ice cubes. Boom! Easy. Fast. It tasted great. Not to mention it’s full of nutrients.
1 Tbsp of Spirulina Powder
1 Scoop Protein Powder (plant based)
1 Cup Fresh Orange Juice
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Tsp Coconut Oil (optional)
1 Cup Ice Cubes (optional)
Spirulina is one of the most nutrient dense foods out there, this super food has a lengthy list of health benefits that you can read up on anywhere on the internet. I personally like Spirulina Manna by HealthForce.