By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey
The perfect breakfast smoothie bowl. Packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, protein and fibre plus probiotics to support digestive health. Probiotic rich foods like yogurt and kefir are a must for a healthy brain. Packed with beneficial bacteria researchers have found probiotics can help fight depression and anxiety. It is thought that bacteria may decrease inflammation in the body and increase levels of tryptophan.
200ml almond or coconut milk
100g plain yoghurt, dairy-free yoghurt or kefir
150g mixed frozen red berries
1 small beet, raw peeled and chopped
1 ripe banana (preferably frozen and chopped)
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
30g vanilla or chocolate protein powder (optional)
1 tsp almond nut butter
1 tsp chia seeds
Squeeze of lemon juice
Choose your favourite toppings such as:
Fresh or frozen berries
Granola or oats
Place all the ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into bowls and decorate with toppings of your choice. Serve immediately.
About Christine Bailey
Christine is an award-winning nutritionist, chef and author. With a passion for creating delicious nourishing recipes, Christine has a reputation for transforming people’s health and love of real food. As well as seeing clients and writing for national press, Christine runs ‘Nourish’ cookery classes including popular hands-on days for children. Christine is an inspiring nutritional chef well known for her engaging style and enthusiasm.
Christine is the author of numerous health and recipe books including ebooks on paleo eating and gluten-free recipes. Her books include her popular Supercharged Juices and Smoothies, The Juice Diet Book, The Raw Food Diet Book and Eat to Get Younger. Christine has particular specialisms in paleo diets, allergy free cooking, digestive health, coeliac disease and other autoimmune conditions, allergies, healthy ageing and weight loss.