Recipe: The Glow Bowl

By Jill DeChavez

I’m still trying to get used to the dark mornings in Vancouver. I’m missing the morning sky being lit, and the energy that my body draws from that light. It’s so easy to sink into comfort, and lose the discipline that has carried me through the last few months. I find that I need to prep meals in advance to leave no room for excuses. I’m a big believer that breakfast is the most important meal, and it’s one that I struggle with the most, so I wanted to whip something up that was easy, tasted good, and of course provided my body with the nutrients for the day. I took a peek in my freezer and found gorgeous blueberries left over from the summer, begging to be used. In addition to the blueberries, the Glow Bowl has a few other stars:

Chia Seeds
Remember that 90’s infomercial “chi-chi-chi-chia” where you could grow greens on clay figures? What an insult to this super food powerhouse! The chia seed is one of the highest sources of omega-3 fatty acids and is a complete protein. It can help bring down inflammation, calm nerves and keep you fuller longer.

Cinnamon
Blood-sugar balancing cinnamon’s thermogenic properties internally raise the body’s temperature—perfect for the colder months. It also calms nerves and helps with better assimilation of nutrients. I’m thinking we all need a little more cinnamon in our lives!

The Glow Molecule with Glutathione by Fountain
Glutathione is known as the mother of all antioxidants. It’s super effective at detoxifying and providing nourishment to our cells, keeping them plump and bringing out a youthful glow to the skin. It also helps to break down fat, giving our organs a much-needed break.

The Glow Bowl 

Serves one

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp The Glow Molecule by Fountain
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp of protein powder
  • ¾ tsp ground Ceylon cinnamon
  • ¾ cup of coconut or any non-dairy milk
  • ½ cup of spinach (of other greens of your liking)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ peeled frozen banana
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
  • Toppings such as sliced nuts, coconut, for fruit (optional)

Directions
Combine all ingredients into a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl, sprinkle on your chosen toppings and enjoy! 

Jill DeChavez is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist.