Avocado, Beetroot & Chocolate Breakfast Pudding: The A-B-C Of A Nutrient-Dense Breakfast

photo 2 (11)This is a breakfast treat that is actually a treat for your body. Full of nutrients and vitamins to help you start the day by taking care of yourself, therefore allowing you to be the best you can be and take care of others later.

When I was in India last Winter, an ‘ABC’ was a popular juice around Goa consisting of fresh apple, beetroot and carrot…. Now I’m back in the UK and the weather isn’t quite the same, the new ABC is this avocado, beetroot and chocolate breakfast pudding, with extra berries and citrus for good measure and added vitamins.

This is a very nutrient – dense meal, meaning that even though it’s not the size of a humungous cooked breakfast plate, it’s still very filling and satisfying. This is because of the quality of the ingredients, not the quantity. Our bodies are naturally designed to feel full when we’ve received enough nutrients, which is a big contributor towards why many people in the western world are facing obesity and diabetes, yet at the same time are malnourished. We’re eating more than ever, but it’s all absolute crap and doesn’t give the body anything it needs in order to function at its full potential….

Every occasion should be special, even breakfast time. If you want to start your day off with a smile, knowing that today is going to be a good day, this is a very good way to do it…. You’re eating pudding for breakfast for goodness sake, it’s already a good day!

  • Raw cacao boasts a huge amount of health benefits, and also makes a good excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast. It’s high in zinc, antioxidants and flavonoids, magnesium, copper and potassium, and is a good form of protein and fiber.
  • If you haven’t already heard – avocado is a big deal right now. Despite the fact that it’s a fat, it actually helps to burn fat and is a powerful anti-inflammatory.
  • Hypothesised by the doctrine of signatures and proven by science, beetroot is very good for our blood and circulation. As a root vegetable, it’s naturally ‘gronding’ and is one of the sweeter vegetables…. FYI It also makes EVERYTHING it touches red, and therefore makes a good natural food colouring, colourful addition to salads, or an annoying stain on your t shirt….

Ingredients: (serves 2)

  • 1 avocado
  • ½ a beetroot
  • ½ cup berries
  • 1-2 tbsp. Raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp Honey, maple syrup or 2 dates (soaked)
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds (optional – will make for a thicker, more filling and more pudding-like texture)
  • Optional: You may want to boost this recipe with a small ripe banana or a scoop of raw pea protein powder if you’ve got a particularly long day ahead. The banana will add sweetness and carbs for instant energy, and the protein will sustain you for hours on end without changing the consistency or taste.

Top with:

  • Grated orange zest (a fantastic way to make dishes taste more interesting and also adds sweetness without any sugar. Remember that orange zest boosts the ‘fancy’ element of your meal, a good thing to remember when preparing treats for guests at get-togethers!)
  • Bee Pollen (optional – Bee pollen is said to be one of nature’s most nourishing foods. It contains all amino acids and nearly all thr nutrients the bod needs, with 40% protein it’s also a good option for those who choose a vegan diet. Bare in mind that one tea spoon of been pollen takes one bee working eight hours per day for one whole month to gather together. This is special stuff!)

How to:

Chop the beetroot into small pieces and blend in a food processor or blender first to condense all the pieces down. If you want to make sure this breakfast is extra smooth and creamy, you could also soften the beetroot by lightly steaming it to soften, or marinade in lemon juice for an hour or so before.

Add all other ingredients and whizz until smooth. You may have to scrape down the sides a couple of times to ensure everything is completely combined.

Scoop out of the blender or food processor and into some kind of fancy glass or dessert bowl, especially if you’ve got a busy day coming up or the weather is less than lovely. Treat yourself to pudding for breakfast because you deserve it.

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