The other day, I took a rather disconcerting brown smoothie (the result of mixing berries and spinach) to work and felt like it wouldn’t hit the hunger cravings. So I poured it in a bowl, then sprinkled some granola that I found in the office on it. Despite looking slightly revolting, I was so pleasantly surprised by how delicious it was. I can’t believe I have never thought of using a smoothie as ‘milk’ before to eat with muesli!

The smoothie in this breakfast bowl is full of health benefits. The physelium husk provides you with soluble fibre, the spinach/kale provides you with almost half your intake of daily iron, the orange helps you absorb the iron from the spinach/kale, the cinnamon is a good blood sugar regulator and lastly the green tea powder is hugely rich in antioxidants. Considering this, I feel like you can be slightly naughty with the granola which is why I created a delicious crunchy chocolate granola. Although the granola is hardly that naughty, the mixture is cooked in coconut oil and the chocolate comes from cocoa powder, which is also high in antioxidants.

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You can create whatever smoothie you want and use any granola you like (granola is better than muesli as it retains its crunchiness in the smoothie mixture). I promise this is seriously one of the best breakfasts icon smile Breakfast smoothie bowl with healthy chocolate granola

Green smoothie bowl with chocolate granola

Green smoothie ingredients
Juice of 2 oranges
1 cup of kale/spinach leaves
2 bananas
1 tbs flaxseed oil
½ tsp green tea powder
1 tbs physelium husk
1 tsp cinnamon (blood sugar regulator)
1 tsp chia seeds, soaked in half a cup of water

Method
To make the smoothie, add in all the above ingredients and blend well. If you like your smoothies cold, add in a handful of ice cubes and blend for another minute.

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Chocolate Granola Ingredients
3 cups oats
1 cup almonds & hazelnuts, crushed or roughly chopped
¼ cup shredded coconut
1 tsp chia seeds
½ tsp vanilla essence
2 tbs honey or agave
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
2 tbs cocoa powder

Method
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients (oats, nuts, coconut and chia seeds) together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the coconut oil, honey, vanilla essence and cocoa powder. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry slowly, mixing as you go. Mix until all the dry ingredients are coated with the coconut oil/cocoa mixture. Spread the granola on a baking tray lined with baking paper and place in the oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, take out of the oven and mix well. Place in the oven for another 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Leave to cool then store in an air tight container for up to 4 weeks (however I doubt you will leave it for this long..)

ChocGranola Breakfast smoothie bowl with healthy chocolate granola

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