Fresh Cherry Fig Power Bowl

What does a “Power Bowl” entail exactly, you may be wondering? In Bubble World, it’s a bowl full of gluten free, allergy friendly, vegan wholesome fabulousness, i.e. a harmonious blend of nutrition that packs a hearty punch and is good for your heart too!

The key to a powerful Power Bowl include the following rockstar ingredients:

  • Protein  use your favorite allergy friendly protein powder to start your day on the right foot. I happen to love Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast Rice Protein Powder
  • Carbohydrate  the options are endless for this key component of your Power Bowl! From oatmeal to quinoa flakes and hot rice cereal to any ancient grain, the possibilities go on.
  • Fat  contrary to popular belief, fat is an essential part of our diet…good fat, that is! Add a spoonful of your favorite seed or nut butter
    [allergy friendly, of course!] or a drizzle of chia seed or flax oil, which will help you stay full longer, and just as importantly fuel your brain all morning long.
  • Fiber  my favorite fibers also add great fat, protein, and flavor. No Bubble Girl Power Bowl is complete without at least a spoonful of ground flaxseed or chia seed! Fiber is essential to heart health. 
  • Fruit  this element of your Power Bowl has the freedom to vary each and every day, dependent on your mood and which fruits are in season. I, myself, fancy berry-based Power Bowls and also love a good bowlful of dried fruit. Then, of course, there are the fabulous, vitamin packed fruits like bananas, mangos, peaches, pears…the list goes on!
  • Flavor Boost  add a touch of cinnamon, a pinch a cardamom, or a teaspoon of Maca powder for an extra boost of flavor. Play with these flavors based on the fruits in your bowl! A dash of nutmeg does wonders when using pumpkin or dates; ginger adds a great kick with fresh apples.

The combination of protein, fiber and whole grain carbs makes this recipe excellent for heart health. Here are more "Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet for Heart Health."


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