Refreshing Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

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I was sitting in my house one chilly winter day and decided that I wanted a little bit of summer back in my life.  In my opinion, winter is fun for Christmas time, but after that it’s time for the warm weather! So I thought that despite the cold, I was going to bring a taste of refreshing summer into my breakfast routine (mind over matter right?!).

This recipe is highly versatile and can include your favourite mixes of toppings and fruit! It is a great way to add in fruits and superfoods into your diet without all the hassle. Although it is optional, I encourage you to add in a few tablespoons of your favourite nut butter or protein powder to add in a little bit of protein into the bowl.  I hear a lot of people talking about how fruits have too much sugar to be eaten in large amounts, or that you should avoid consuming them at breakfast time, but I don’t agree with this! Fruits are filled with natural sugar, and are packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants that help create a healthier you! The chia seeds and nuts add an extra dimension by adding some crunch and keeping you full until lunchtime!

I don’t have Smoothie Bowls that often, but when I do, I feel more energized and happier to start my day, especially when it’s early!

Ingredients: 
1 cup frozen berries (or Acai pack from your local health food store/Amazon)
1 ripe banana
1/4-1/2 cup of water (depending on your preferred thickness)
1 handful of your favourite fresh fruits
1 tbsp crushed nuts (I chose almonds) *optional 
1 tbsp chia seeds *optional
2 tbsp of nut butter or 1 scoop of protein powder *optional

Steps:
1. Blend frozen berries (or Acai pack), banana, nut butter/protein powder, and water together in a blender
2. Once blended, pour into a bowl and sprinkle (or create a cute design) with your chia seeds, nuts and fresh berries!

Enjoy!!

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