This nutrient dense nourish and glow fruit bowl is a lunch staple for me this summer. I feel my best when I can get natural energy boosts from whole foods, and fills me up without feeling sluggish!
Fruit is a natural energy booster. This nourish and glow fruit bowl really is full of nourishing, glow-making goodness.
Reasons to make this nourish and glow fruit bowl:
- Fruit is a natural energy booster
- Almond butter contains healthy fats
- goji berries and cacao nibs are rich sources of antioxidants and phytonutrients
- coconut is a good source of medium chain fatty acids (a type of fat that the body knows how to digest easier than fats from animal sources), can help regulate blood sugar, and is a source of antioxidants
- Flax meal is an easy to digest fiber, contains protein and omega 3 fatty acids
- cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar
Why fruit makes a perfect lunch:
I really like to start the day with a high protein breakfast. Usually eggs, avocados, greek yogurt, and a piece of sourdough with coffee. My Eggs A La Puttanesca is a crowd pleaser that I have been obsessed with lately. Check it out here.
This light and bright lunch bowl comes just in time to boost energy levels and fill you up without weighing you down like a carb heavy lunch would. The natural sugars in the fruit burn slow to give you a sustained energy boost, unlike simple sugars in a pastry or cereal.
My toddler and baby both love these bowls too, and we switch up the nourishing add ins depending on the day.
I do keep added sugars completely out, since its not needed and defeats the whole "glow" idea behind this bowl. So if I'm craving chocolate, cacao is great. If I want dried fruit, I use either dried apricots or chopped dates. Lots of sweetness, no added simple sugars. Blood sugar in check 😉.
Switch it up:
- Pumpkin seeds, help seeds, chia seeds
- dried apricots, dates
- greek yogurt, peanut butter
- melted pure cacao (the kind with no added sugar) if you're feeling fancy
- bananas, tangerines, other high water content fruit
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A nourishing and nutrient dense glow bowl for a natural energy boost.
- melon, cubed
- oranges, sliced into bite sizes
- cacao nibs (unsweetened)
- goji berries
- flaxseed meal
- coconut shreds (unsweetened)
- spoon almond butter
- Chop fresh fruit and add to bowl (I like to chop them small so I can eat it with a spoon).
- Top with all favorite toppings.
- Enjoy fresh and watch the glow happen.
* Amounts are really to taste. Add more or less of what you need/crave/want in the moment. Keep it free of added sugars and don't feel the need to limit your intake.