Breakfast Power Bowls provide real energy from REAL FOOD! These gluten free breakfast power bowls are made with gluten free oats, cooked quinoa, and chia seed soaked in coconut milk or almond milk. Antioxidant rich bowls can help POWER you through the day! A make ahead breakfast that is easy and delicious.
So let’s talk about breakfast here for a minute. I must confess, my breakfasts lately have been either grab and go or snacky. That’s a word, right? But come weekend, I’m all about that sit down brunch. Gah, scrambled eggs and 3 ingredient waffles make me so happy! That and endless cups of coffee, pj’s required.
I guess you could say that I am a full BELIEVER in breakfast anytime. A hearty breakfast doesn’t have to be at breakfast time. Am I right? This is where my POWER bowl obsession comes in. Power bowls are great for post workout, late breakfast, brunch, lunch, or when you need a make ahead (meal prep) breakfast for the week.
What is a power bowl?
And no, I’m not referring to a taco bell power bowl. I’m referring to a hearty gluten free whole grain bowl with soaked oats, quinoa, chia seed, fruit, coconut milk, etc. Aka ALL THE SUPERFOODS in a bowl.
Make (prep) breakfast power bowls the night before (soaking the grains) to maximize your nutrient intake and ease digestion.
Tips and Tricks!
- You want to soak the cooked quinoa, gluten free oats, and the chia seed in non-dairy milk (or yogurt) –> This helps break down the phytic acid (in seeds and grains) so you can digest it better and absorb nutrients.
- Natural sweeteners –> Adding a bit of vanilla extract, honey, and coconut milk to the chia and quinoa will give it more sweet flavor without the extra sugar.
- Splash of lemon! Adding an acidic medium water/juice like dash of lemon juice or juice from the fruit will continue to help break down the phytates (think of phytates as anti-nutrients)
- Texture! Soaking the grains will give this power bowl more of a porridge/chia pudding like texture. Which is of course fun and easy to eat!
- Fiber and Omegas! Gluten free oats and quinoa are full of insoluble fiber, which keep you full. Chia seed are also rich in plant based protein, fiber, and omegas! Gotta love those healthy fats.
- Quinoa, the POWER grain — > Overnight oats are popular, but why not add more variety to boost nutrients! Yes? This is why we mixed the oats with quinoa. Quinoa, a “pseudo” grain, is rich in plant based amino acids; complete protein.
Is that enough reason for you to try breakfast power bowls?
My nerdy nutrition talk is complete, I promise! Now, let’s POWER through the rest of this post and make it to the recipe, shall we?Print
Well folks, that’s all I have for now. Be sure to keep in touch on Instagram where we’re sharing the perks of gluten free whole grains with Bob’s Red Mill on stories for the whole MONTH of May!
Do you have a favorite breakfast bowl recipe or power bowl recipe? Do share! I love more ideas. You know my love for BOWL recipes.