Spruce up your breakfast with this tropical smoothie bowl!
Â If you’ve been following my instagram at all, you’ll know that I’ve been eating a lot of smoothie bowls lately. My smoothie phase is going strong, and I like that smoothie bowls are a fun way of eating breakfast on which you can waste about 10 minutes making it look pretty, OR you can just whip it up in 5 minutes and just eat it messy like someone who’s not obsessed with food. Plus I just like food in bowls.
Lately my system has been so messed up that I haven’t been sleeping properly or eating properly. I determined last weekend that I was stress eating and I didn’t realize. I never considered myself an emotional eater before, I just enjoy eating but I didn’t find that eating makes me feel better emotionally.
Guess I was wrong about that.
Stress eating honestly didn’t make me feel better, if anything it made me feel worse. I ate an entire sleeve of Oreos in one sitting. And I felt like garbage afterwards. So starting today, I’m going to be embarking on a clean eating challenge with a bunch of other bloggers.
Everyone has different definitions for eating clean. Most of the time I’m eating pretty healthy anyway.Â I don’t eat take-out much, maybe once ever two weeks if I’m in a hurry. My diet is plant-based , and I am loving spring because of all the fruits that are on sale at the fruit markets. I don’t drink juice with an exception to the aÃ§ai berry juice that I add to my smoothies, and that’s all 100% juice.
My goals for the Eat Clean Challenge for the month of April is to cut down on processed or canned foods. I’ll also be merging some of these goals with H&H goals:
- No more Oreos or other packaged cookies (but it’s mostly Oreos I eat… haha)
- Reducing the amount of sugar I use. Stop using refined granulated sugar.
- Drink more water
- No more canned goods (my exception is canned tomatoes).
- Reduce the junk food (no more candy, Lisa.)
- Wake up early enough to eat breakfast at socially acceptable times.
- Go to sleep before 2 am. Srsly. I’m becoming nocturnal.
To see what my fellow H&H’ers posted this week, check out the links below:
And to see my other Eat Clean Challenge friends:
- Garlic Greens from Rickâ€¢aâ€¢bamâ€¢boo
- Rosemary Pita Bread with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus from Clarks Condensed
- Roasted Sweet Pepper Dip from Keep it Simple, Sweetie
- Clean Cobb Salad from Cooking with Curls
- Blueberry Almond Chia Seed Pudding from Delightful E Made
- Easy Spinach & Egg White Omelette from Yummy Healthy Easy
- Fire Ants on a Log Recipe from Project Domestication
- Taco Stuffed Avocado with Avocado Salsa from Yours And Mine Are Ours
- Paleo Biscuits Recipe from My Natural Family
- Grilled Zucchini from Bite of Delight
- Orange Chicken with Chickpeas Stirfry from My Daylights
- Greek Salad~ Tips From a Typical Mom
- Stir Fry Tofu and Vegetables in Chile Sauce from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Lazy Summer Salsa Recipe from Everyday Southwest
- Clean Green Popsicles from Life as Mrs. Larson
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- 1 tsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- Fresh fruit of your choice (I like strawberries and banana)
- Blend coconut water, frozen mango and pineapple chunks and rolled oats until smooth. Add maple syrup if you like it a bit sweeter. Pour into a bowl and garnish with hemp and sunflower seeds for protein, flax meal for extra fibre, and cacao nibs for iron, fibre, and crunch! Fresh fruit adds more sweetness and texture. Enjoy immediately =)