Hello guys! This is André here. It's no news to anyone that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For us it's not only the most important, but usually the most creative and irresistible as well. Whether it's big bowls of fresh fruit and granola with plant-based milk, a big nutritious smoothie or simply a litre of freshly squeezed orange juice each, it's the one meal we always take most pleasure in preparing. This Spirulina Banana Whip is the perfect example of how inspiring vegan breakfasts can get.
But don't be fooled by the looks of this bowl, preparing this whip is as easy as it gets and it only requires three ingredients: bananas, plant-based milk and a superfood powder. This recipe features the powerful deep green Spirulina powder, but it could a number of different ways: açaí, raw cacao, wheatgrass, maca, lucuma, baobab, or powdered goji, just to name a few. Spice it up with cinnamon and vanilla or go for a vegan protein boost with a spoonful of hemp or brown rice protein. Or perhaps just do plain banana.
Once you've got your flavour (and colour!) of choice all you have to do is top it all up with as many goodies you have on hand. We always swirl in a few dollops of any kind of nut butter (usually, we'll go for our favourite: roasted almond butter) and then prepare a big platter of fresh fruit, nuts and seeds and some sort of crunchy topping like coconut flakes, activated buckwheat or puffed rice. We scatter the toppings all nice and neat at first, and then add some more as we munch our way through it. We usually make these bowls as late breakfast or early lunch. It is such a filling and nutritious meal you'll feel totally satisfied after devouring one of these. And like any high carb low fat meal (read more about those in this post), this is super easy on your system and you'll digest it in no time. Talk about green, clean and healthy energy!
Spirulina Banana Whip
5 minutes | serves 2
1 ripe banana
4 frozen ripe bananas
3/4 cup | 180 ml. plant-based milk
1 tbsp spirulina powder
(optional: 2 tbsp maple syrup)
a few tablespoons of roasted almond butter
walnuts (or any nuts & seeds)
fresh mint leaves
STEP BY STEP
Start by gathering, preparing and measuring all of the ingredients. This will improve your dynamic in the kitchen.
- Cut all bananas in large chunks and throw them in a food processor or high speed blender.
- Blend until a thick and smooth ice-cream like mixture is formed.
- With the motor running, slowly feed the plant-based milk into your food processor or blender.
- At last, add the spirulina powder and blend until it is combined.
- Pour the whip in two bowls, swirl in the almond butter and top with all the goodies. Serve and enjoy immediately!