If you are interested in using more superfoods this fall, a great option for you is to make breakfast bowls. You might have heard of smoothie bowls, but that is definitely not the only fun bowl idea for breakfast that doesn’t include cereal. Take a look at these healthy options for your next superfood breakfast.
Smoothie Bowl with Pumpkin
Smoothie bowls are popular year-round and a great way to add more superfoods to your diet and have a healthy, yummy breakfast. Pumpkin spice lovers can rejoice because adding pumpkin to a smoothie bowl is a great idea. Pumpkin provides the perfect texture and just enough sweetness to make this a healthy and filling breakfast bowl. The trick here is to add a banana to the smoothie bowl along with your pumpkin puree to sweeten it up. Use some almond milk or regular milk, along with your choice of fall spices like cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Add a little allspice also works since it combines all the different flavors in one. For toppings, try chia seeds, raisins or nuts.
Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
An apple quinoa breakfast bowl is another tasty bowl that you can make to use those superfoods. Quinoa is added in to give you a healthy grain that is filling and contains plenty of fiber. This quinoa bowl is on the sweeter side, using sliced apples, apple pie spice, applesauce, and some almond milk or soy milk. So, if you love apple pie, this bowl is great for you. You can also make it even sweeter with some pure maple syrup drizzled on top.
- ½ cup cooked quinoa
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ½ sliced apple
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmug
- 1 tsp allspice
- Raisins for topping
- Chopped pecans optional
- 1 tsp Maple syrup or brown sugar
Cook the quinoa if it’s not already cooked.
Once the quinoa is cooked add it to a bowl.
In a separate bowl add the almond milk, spices and sliced apples and give it a stir, place it in the microwave for about 45-60 seconds until warm or hot whichever you prefer.
Pour the warm almond milk/apple/spice mixture over the quinoa.
Add toppings, banana, raisin, pecans and more cinnamon.
If you choose to add a sweetener I would add it to the microwave mixture!
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
So, I know a sweet potato breakfast bowl may not sound appetizing right away (at least to me it didn’t because I’m not a major sweet potato fan), but give it a chance! My mom loves sweet potatoes so this is her type of breakfast bowl. Rather than just eating a bowl of sweet potatoes, you are combining them with some of the classic fall flavors for a healthy and nutrient-rich breakfast bowl that is easy to put together.
- 1 very large sweet potato or 2 small sweet potatoes
- 1 tsp of Honey or maple syrup
- ½ banana smashed
- Cinnamon to taste
- Nutmeg to taste
- Allspice to taste
- Ginger to taste
- 1-2 tablespoons raisins
- 1-2 tablespoons chopped nuts optional
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Wash and lightly dry sweet potatoes.
Poke with a fork several times and wrap in aluminum foil. Bake large sweet potato for around 80 minutes, or smaller sweet potatoes for around 65 minutes, until a fork can easily pierce through the entire sweet potato.
Let cool for at least five minutes.
Peel cooled sweet potato and lightly mash with spices, honey and the mashed banana.
Top with raisins and chopped nuts and other toppings if desired.
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Pumpkin spice lovers here is another great option for you. You can transform your morning oatmeal into a fall spiced delight and make it taste just like pumpkin pie. Combine a pumpkin puree with rolled oats, water, milk, banana, pumpkin pie spice. If you don’t have a pumpkin pie spice, just add cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. Lastly, add a natural sweetener like agave syrup or pure maple syrup.
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 3/4 cups almond milk
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans optional
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave
Combine oats and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until desired consistency is reached, about 3-5 minutes.
Stir in pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg until heated through, about 1 minute.
Serve immediately, garnished with pecans and maple syrup, if desired.