Banana Smoothie Bowl with Amaranth
Ingredients (for 2 hungry people)
- 2 Bananas
- 1 Apple
- 1 Mango
- ½ Pineapple
- 3 Tablespoons of raisins
- 2 Tablespoons of walnuts
- 2 Tablespoons of Chia seeds
- 2 Tablespoons of Flax seeds
- 2 Tablespoons of hemp seeds
- 2 Tablespoons of Amaranth
- 300 ml soy milk
This is a really yellowish smoothie bowl, but I just love its banana flavor. I usually have smoothie bowls for breakfast so I tend to make them a little thicker and don´t add in that much soy milk to it. However, if you would like to drink this as a smoothie on the go – just add in a little more liquid to make it easier to drink and you´re good to go! I especially loved adding amaranth in this recipe to benefit from its awesome health benefits.
Learn about this amazingly nutritious food
Amaranth has a lot of nutritional value. It is a grain, but doesn’t contain gluten – perfect if you´re gluten free. It is also high in protein and magnesium. This grain is proven to lower your blood pressure and your cholesterol level. Amaranth also contains Lysin – an essential amino acid a lot of foods are lacking. So, you can do nothing wrong with eating it on a regular basis! If you want to know more about this healthy grain find more information under Health Benefits of Amaranth
Peal your bananas, Mango and pineapple, then cut them into small pieces along with the apple. Put all your ingredients in a blender and blend them up! Add your fruits step by step if your blender is not that big – like mine – and process them one after the other. Just make sure to add the soy milk very soon – that will make it easier to process the smoothie. Once all the ingredients are mixed you can transfer them into a bowl. I topped my bowls with some more amaranth and some walnuts. I ate this bowl with some delicious gluten free cookies on the side!
Gluten free cookies:
Ingredients (for around 20 cookies)
- 3 bananas
- 2 cups of oatmeal
- 3 Tablespoons of chia seeds
- 2 Tablespoons of flax seeds
- 1 ½ Tablespoons of cocoa powder
- A handful of raisins
- 12 dates
- 40 g of dark chocolate
I really love these cookies – they are healthy and are gluten free as they go completely without flour. The are the perfect breakfast cookies (to go with your smoothie bowl) or the perfect snack to keep your brain fit and energized. They are very low in sugar if you buy a really dark chocolate and still naturally sweetened by the dates and raisins.
Gluten free Cookies
For the cookies, peal your bananas and then mash them with a fork. Then add in your oatmeal and all your seeds. Mix everything together, then start adding the cocoa powder. The cocoa also helps to bind the cookies a bit together. Now you can add in your raisins. Chop up your dates into small pieces, then chop up the chocolate as well. Mix everything together with a spatula. You have to get a bit of a feeling for the mixture. If it is still too wet, add some extra oats to it. If now, you can even add an extra banana if you like your cookies super soft. Lay out a baking tray with parchment paper. That way the cookies don´t stick to it later. Then take a spoon full of your mixture and then press it onto the baking tray. Once you´ve repeated this process with all your cookies, you can pop them into the oven at 200°C for 20 minutes. Take a look at them every once in a while as not every oven is the same! You don´t want this delicious miracles to burn. After the are ready, take them out and let them cool down for an hour.
Then you´re ready to dig in! Enjoy!