The last 10 days of Ramadan (Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, the holy month is marked with prayers and self-reflection –– as well as fasting daily from dawn to sunset). I have been focused on my health, eating right and my goals. I can say for the first time it’s going pretty smooth. I’ve been travelling/ working on projects while still working on my nonprofit org. It has been the best experience so far. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by people who are always working on bettering themselves
One thing I have struggled with the past year is the constant feeling I should be creating something. I have always gravitated to doing more. One of my goals for 2018 is to explore and to keep growing in every way that I can.
See below what I have been making for suhoor (a pre-dawn meal, before fasting until sunset) and Iftar (the larger night-time meal to break the day’s fast)
Smoothie bowls are pure, simple and take only minutes to prepare. They are all kinds of satisfying and contrary to what some may think they are actually also quite filling thanks to the abundance of raw fruits, greens, protein, nuts and seeds you can add to the mix (pun totally intended). Mixing up the toppings is the best bit. Choose from a range of granola, goji berries, nut butters, coconut, chia seeds, cacao nibs, buckinis or fresh fruit. The options really are endless. Most of the time it’s just using whatever is in your fridge or pantry. Here’s some options that can make your bowl a little bit “fancy”.
Banana, 1 cup frozen strawberries with 1/4 cup frozen mango and 1/2 cup toasted coconut milk, topped with granola, coconut flakes and raspberries.
Berry smoothie bowl topped with granola, coconut chips and roasted cacao nips
I love mango smoothie bowls (Mango is my favorite fruit)
Papaya: Dairy free yogurt, blueberries, coconut flakes (I love coconut), chia seeds, bee pollen
Old-fashioned organic oats w/ Almond milk and honey
Topped w/ Chia seeds, coconut flakes and bee pollen
Mango peach smoothie bowl