Summer Berry Bowl

Summer is meant for enjoying. Stay on plan with a delicious and nutrient packed frozen berry bowl that makes the perfect breakfast, snack, or treat. This recipe is a feature from our Balanced Habit's Nutrition Program. To learn more about 'units', our programs, or to get a free 3-day meal plan, see encompassfitness.ca.  

  The Summer Berry Bowl is the perfect combination of a balanced whole food meal, refreshing treat, and packed with essential nutrients and antioxidants.

The Summer Berry Bowl is the perfect combination of a balanced whole food meal, refreshing treat, and packed with essential nutrients and antioxidants.

Summer Berry Bowl Recipe: 

Ingredients: 
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 - 1.5 cups Ice
1 cup Unsweetened Nut-Derived Milk (almond, coconut, cashew) 
1/2 tsp Xantham Powder (gives it a thick, creamy texture)
1 cup of berries of choice - Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries recommended.
1/4 cup homemade granola (see below) 

Instructions: 
Pour 1 cup of nut-milk of choice into blender. Add ice, protein powder, and Xantham Gum. Blend to desired consistency. Add more ice or milk if needed - it should be thick. The longer you blend, the creamier it becomes. Pour frozen smoothie into a bowl. Top with 1 cup of berries, and 1/4 cup granola.  Equivalent to a 3-unit meal - adjust accordingly. 

Homemade Granola: 
Ingredients:
2 cups of old fashioned oats
1/2 cup Raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) 
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup agave nectar or quality honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. maple extract

Instructions:
Mix first 5 granola ingredients together and spread over a lined baking sheet. Place on broil for 3 minutes, tossing each minute. Mix the following ingredients together and drizzle over granola and toss to coat. Cook for an additional two minutes - keep your eye on the pan! Stir every 30 - 60 seconds. Remove granola for the oven and allow to cool for 8-10 minutes.
Note: makes multiple servings. Store in an airtight container.

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