Layered Omega Smoothie Bowl

omega 3 smoothie bowl Rune Haus Recipes

Breakfast and I used to be distant strangers.  I don’t typically get hungry before noon so I listen to my body and stick to matcha or coffee until I feel the need for lunch creeping in.  More recently, though, I’ve been waking up earlier and having a hankering for a more nourishing start to my am. Meaning, smoothie bowls have come into my life and I kind of love them.  They’re like extravagant, more delicious and more nutritious cereal.

I’ve perfected this specific smoothie bowl over the last few days, it’s the best combination of quick and filling and provides me with a long lasting source of clean energy.  I like to layer the bowl (or smoothie if I’m on the go) to give it some depth and diversity but the ingredients can just as easily be thrown in all at once for those on a super time crunch. I’ve done it and it’s still just as tasty.

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Nutrition wise, this smoothie is one for the books. Coconut milk is high in medium chain triglycerides, these fatty acids go straight from the digestive tract to the liver, where they are likely to be turned into ketone bodies and provide a quick source of energy. Banana, cauliflower and chia seeds are a good source of folate.  Chia seeds also have a high amount of the omega 3 fatty acid alpha linolenic acid that the body can turn into EPA and DHA which are essential to brain function and development to keep me sharp throughout the day. Blackberries and raspberries are both delicious and full of antioxidants and anti inflammatory constituents.

I love using steamed and frozen cauliflower in smoothies to add bulk without sugar and increase the detoxification abilities of my smoothie. Cauliflower has glucosinolates that activate detoxification enzymes and antioxidants that support phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification.

played smoothie bowl

Layered Omega Smoothie Bowl

I’ve perfected this specific smoothie bowl over the last few days, it’s the best combination of quick and filling and provides me with a long lasting source of clean energy. I like to layer the bowl (or smoothie if I’m on the go) to give it some depth and diversity but the ingredients can just as easily be thrown in all at once for those on a super time crunch. I’ve done it and it’s still just as tasty.

Makes: Serves 2

Cook time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk (about 1 can)
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • ½ cup blackberries, plus more for topping
  • 1 handful of spinach, or green of choice
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup steamed and frozen cauliflower florets
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • Pinch of vanilla bean scrapings (optional)
  • Fruit, nuts, bee pollen, shredded coconut for topping, all optional

Recipe Preparation
  1. Blend ½ cup coconut milk, banana, blackberries, spinach, lime juice and lime zest together.
  2. Pour mixture into bowl or glass, filling half way.
  3. Thoroughly rinse blender and blend remaining ½ cup coconut milk, raspberries, cauliflower, chia seeds and vanilla bean scrapings.
  4. Slowly pour second mixture on top of first in bowl or glass.
  5. Top with choice of toppings and serve.

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