7 Days’ Worth of Healthy (and Beautiful) Breakfast Bowls

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Photo: Courtesy of Yasmin Al Mulla

Yasmin Al Mulla might be best known for her conservative yet classic designs, but what you might not know is that she creates the healthiest (and prettiest) breakfast bowls in town. Revealing some of her top tasty treats and ultimate health-boosting breakfasts, the Emirati designer shared seven days’ worth of recipes with Goodness. Read on to find out just how simple it is to start your day off right and get inspired to be more creative in the kitchen.

Sunday

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats: Good source of healthy fats, protein, rich in fiber, and lots of minerals!

This easily prepared breakfast works perfectly for hectic mornings, and it tastes way better than classic cooked oats as it’s creamier and denser. Overnight oats are a no-cook method of making oatmeal. Instead of preparing the oats with milk or water on the stovetop or in the microwave, you mix them with your desired liquid and let them rest in the fridge overnight.

Healthy breakfast peanut butter overnight oats
Photo: Courtesy of Yasmin Al Mulla

Ingredients:
– 1½ cup almond milk
– 1/3 cup steel-cut oats
– 2 tbsp coconut (or regular) yogurt
– ½ tbsp maple syrup
– 1 tbsp organic peanut butter

Topping:
– 2 tbsp Nuts ‘N More peanut butter (white chocolate flavor)
– 3 tbsp almond milk
– ¼ cup blueberries
– 1 tsp flax seeds
– 2 tsp dried coconut

Preparation:
1. Mix the almond milk, your choice of yogurt, maple syrup, and peanut butter together. Stir well.
2. Add the oats and whisk thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
3. For the topping: mix the peanut Nuts ‘N More peanut butter with the almond milk until you have a smooth, creamy sauce.
4. Before serving, give the porridge a good blend and top it with the creamy peanut butter, blueberries, dried coconut, and seeds. Feel free to sprinkle it with whatever you desire.

Monday

Detox Breakfast Bowl: The best way to cleanse your body, especially post-vacation.

This green goodness bowl is full of vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and plenty of healthy and beneficial ingredients that will give your body a big detoxifying boost.

Healthy detox green breakfast bowl
Photo: Courtesy of Yasmin Al Mulla

Ingredients:
– 1 green apple
– 1 kiwi
– 2 slices of pineapple
– 1 cup spinach
– 1 cup coconut water
– 1 frozen banana (this adds thickness, if you desire)

Topping:
– ½ kiwi
– 2 tbsp almonds
– 2 tsp chia seeds
– 1 tbsp coconut flakes

Preparation:
1. Add everything to a blender and blend on a low speed, scraping down the sides until you have the consistency of soft serve.
2. Enjoy! Feel free to sprinkle it with whatever you desire – flax seeds and blueberries are great options.

Tuesday

Fruits Breakfast Bowl: A great and easy way to nourish your body.

This bowl is full of essential nutrients and can help you reach the recommended intake of daily fiber. Plus, it only takes five minutes to make!

Healthy Breakfast Fruit Bowl
Photo: Courtesy of Yasmin Al Mulla

Ingredients:
–  ½ large mango
–  ¼ cup papaya
–  1 frozen peach
–  ½ frozen banana
–  3 tbsp coconut yogurt (to create a thick texture)

Topping: 

–  ¼ cup raspberries
–  ¼ cup blueberries
–  2 tbsp coconut flakes
–  1 tsp chia seeds
–  ¼ cup fresh mango cubes

Preparation:
1. Start by blending the frozen fruits on low before adding the rest of the ingredients.
2. Keep blending on a low speed, scraping down the sides until you have the consistency of soft serve.
3. Sprinkle on whatever you desire, and eat!

Wednesday

Overnight Oats and Chia Bowl: A good source of healthy fats and protein.

These creamy, no-cook oats are rich in fiber and high in minerals, while the chia seeds add healthy fats and a protein punch.

Healthy breakfast overnight oats chia bowl
Photo: Courtesy of Yasmin Al Mulla

Ingredients:
–  1½ cup almond milk
–  1/3 cup steel cut oats
–  ¼ cup chia seeds
–  1 tbsp maple syrup
–  1 tbsp organic almond butter

Topping: 

–  1½ tbsp almond butter (Nuts ‘N More)
–  2 tbsp almond milk
–  ¼ cup blueberries
–  1 tsp flax seeds
–  1 tsp dried coconut flakes
–  1 tsp pistachios

Preparation:
1. Mix the almond milk, maple syrup, and almond butter. Stir and mix well.
2. Combine the oats and chia seeds, then add to the mix and whisk thoroughly before covering and refrigerating overnight.
3. For the topping: mix the protein almond butter with the almond milk until you have a smooth, creamy sauce.
4. Before serving, give the porridge a good blend and top it with blueberries, dried coconut, and pistachios. You can also add pomegranate seeds and creamy peanut butter.

Thursday

Coconut and Raspberry Chia Pudding: A delicious and nutritious pudding bowl!

It’s loaded with fiber, vitamins, and lots of healthy fats and protein.

Healthy breakfast coconut raspberry chia pudding
Photo: Courtesy of Yasmin Al Mulla

Ingredients:
–  1 cup coconut milk
–  ¼ cup chia seeds
–  ¼ cup fresh raspberries
–  2 tbsp coconut sugar

Topping:
–  ¼ cup raspberries
–  2 tbsp coconut butter
–  ¼ cup blueberries
–  ½ tsp flax seeds
–  1 tsp coconut sugar
–  1 tbsp dried coconut
–  1 tbsp toasted almond flakes

Preparation:
1. Blend the raspberries, coconut milk, and coconut sugar until you have a liquid texture.
2. In a bowl, combine the milk and chia seeds, and whisk thoroughly. Leave to rest for five minutes, then stir again. Wait for ten minutes, and stir again.
3. Cover and refrigerate at least three hours or overnight.
4. For the topping, blend the raspberries and coconut sugar (if desirable) with the coconut butter until you have a smooth, creamy sauce.
5. Before serving, give the pudding a good stir and top it with berries or any fruit and seeds of your choice.

Friday

Lavender Chia Pudding: Works perfectly as a dessert, light breakfast, or midday snack!

Not only do you get the beneficial fats from the chia seeds, but the addition of lavender also gives it an extra healthy boost as the soothing flower is a known aid to reduce anxiety and stress.

Healthy breakfast Lavender chia pudding
Photo: Courtesy of Yasmin Al Mulla

Ingredients:
–  1 cup of milk of your choice (I used lactose-free for this bowl)
–  1 tbsp dried lavender
–  ½ tsp Stevia
–  ¼ cup chia seeds

Topping:
–  ¼ cup blueberries
–  1 tsp flax seeds
–  1 tsp quinoa puffs

Preparation:
1. In a small saucepan, heat the milk and dried lavender over a medium heat until hot, but not boiling. Stir occasionally and warm for 15 minutes.
2. Remove from heat and strain out the lavender before discarding.
3. Whisk in the Stevia and mix.
4. In a bowl, combine the milk and chia seeds, and whisk thoroughly. Let rest for five minutes, then stir again. After ten minutes, stir again. Cover and refrigerate at least three hours or overnight.
5. Before serving, give the pudding a good stir and add your toppings.

Saturday

Choco-Chia Delight: An antioxidant-rich chocolate treat.

This breakfast also works perfectly as a dessert for gatherings and is a far less guilty was to indulge and satisfy your sweet cravings!

Healthy breakfast chocolate chia pudding
Photo: Courtesy of Yasmin Al Mulla

Ingredients:
–  1 cup coconut (or any other type of) milk
–  ¼ cup chia seeds
–  2 tbsp coconut sugar
–  1 tbsp coconut butter
–  1 tbsp raw cocoa powder

Topping:
– 3 strawberries
– ¼ cup blueberries
– ¼ cup raspberries

Preparation:
1. Mix the milk, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, and coconut butter together. The coconut butter adds extra thickness to the pudding.
2. Add chia seeds, and whisk thoroughly. Let it rest for five minutes, then stir again. After ten minutes, stir again. Cover and refrigerate at least three hours or overnight
3. Before serving, give the pudding a good stir and add your toppings. Feel free to sprinkle it with whatever you desire – some dark chocolate works wonders!

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