As the summer draws to close, I hold onto the last moments by savouring the abundance of produce this season has to offer. Juicy tomatoes, fresh fragrant lettuces, sweet peas and the teeny-tiny blueberries that burst with sugary flavour easily inspire the simplest of meals. The best thing about letting fresh, local produce dictate what goes on your plate, is that there is no need to waste time counting calories, fat grams or weighing portions—as each whole food contains a density of disease preventing, energy increasing, waistline-friendly nutrients. This breakfast recipe was inspired by my drive home from the cottage last week. The signs for wild blueberries alongside the highway were impossible to ignore, and I ended up stopping for a few pints. Consider the snacking that happened on the way home, it’s a miracle I had enough to make this smoothie bowl the next morning!
1 cup wild blueberries
1 frozen banana
2 tbsp chia seeds
½ cup of water (add more or less depending on the consistency you are trying to achieve)
Toppings: more wild blueberries, unsweetened coconut, granola, nuts, seeds, sliced banana, or anything you’d normally throw on your morning meal.
1. Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until thick and smooth.
2. Divide between 2 bowls.
3. Add toppings of your choice.
Tara Miller is a Toronto-based holistic nutritionist. Her education from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition combined with a degree in psychology from the University of Guelph allows Tara to address the challenges individuals face when it comes to everyday healthy living. Tara is also the owner of the Health Hut in Muskoka where she offers effective and toxic-free beauty, household and lifestyle products. You can follow her blog for holistic recipes and tips at taramillernutrition.com.