This is the day when the nation will be gorging on chips, chicken wings and guzzling beer. Millions of people will have their eyes glued on some elite athletes. Fans will be picking their favorite teams to win, placing bets, smack talking the other team, and demonstrating their fan loyalty.
Just as many of us are loyal to our professional sports teams, many of us are also loyal to our "food tribe". The vegans, the vegetarians, gluten free folks and the people who are paleo proud all stick to their teams.
In the same way fans cheer for their team or mock the other team, these foodies do it, too! I would encourage you, instead, to become a "referee" when it comes to food. Don't pick a foodie side or diet, but instead become a qualitarian. When it comes to food the food you fuel yourself with, you should be calling all the shots. Choose quality foods made with quality ingredients (or no ingredients at all!). And those funions? Call them deep fried, and "off sides".
Rather than trying to follow another impossible eating regime that has you counting carbs, calories, fat intake, etc, just begin to focus on those quality foods that make you feel like a world class competitor.
What I love about being a qualitarian is that I treat myself to healthy and oh-so-delicious meals that I always feel good about — especially at breakfast!
My favorite way to start this Super Bowl Sunday is with a Superfood Bowl full of goodness!
It’s a deliciously healthy start to the day!
I love making my Superfood Bowls because they're so thick I can eat them with a spoon and add any superfood toppings that I like!
How to Build a SuperFoods Bowl
Makes 2+ servings -gluten free, vegan, paleo, grain free as you make it!
- 1 cup overnight oats (soak oats overnight with 1 cup water or milk of choice, maybe some cinnamon, too!)
- 1/2-1 cup serving of your favorite smoothie (my recipe below), or even yogurt
- sliced banana
- Fresh fruits like blueberries, strawberries, pears, apples, whatever
- sprinkle of your favorite nuts like almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts or walnuts
- chia seeds
- hemp seeds
- cacao nibs
- toasted coconut shreds
- nut butter
- pureed fruit
- the works!
Place your overnight oats in bowl. Layer with your favorite smoothie . Start adding your favorite toppings and get as artistic as you'd like. This is also a fun way to get the kiddos in the kitchen, too! Once you have your piece of art, I mean breakfast, dig in!
Simple Super Smoothie:
- 1/4-1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 1 banana
- handful of spinach
- 1/2 cup blueberries (any berry will do!)
- 1 Tablespoon cacao powder
- handful of ice
Place contents in blender and blend until smooth!