Smoothie bowl with cinnamon granola

Recipe by Kristin Paterson, Otto’s Ottawa Power Crew 2022 fall edition member

Smoothie bowls are a great summer breakfast idea that can pack in nutrients, fruits, and veggies. This recipe contains beets, which are full of health-promoting vitamins, iron, folic acid and antioxidants. This root veggie may also be useful in increasing blood flow to fast-twitch muscle fibres, making this smoothie bowl a refreshing and runner friendly breakfast. 



  • Chia seeds 
  • Water
  • Oats⁣
  • Ground flax ⁣
  • Hemp hearts (optional) ⁣
  • Protein powder 
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut oil ⁣
  • Maple syrup ⁣or honey 


  • Frozen Banana
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Frozen cauliflower
  • Cooked beet
  • Milk or milk alternative
  • Vanilla protein powder



Mix 3 tbs chia seeds and 9 tbs water. Set aside for 5 minutes 

In a separate bowl mix together: ⁣

  • 3 cups oats⁣
  • 1/4 cup ground flax ⁣
  • 3 tbs hemp hearts (optional) ⁣
  • 1 scoop protein 
  • 2-4 tsp cinnamon (depending on your taste, but my family likes a lot!) ⁣
  • 2 tbs melted coconut oil ⁣
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup ⁣or honey 
  • The chia “egg” mixture

Mix well and pour onto a lined baking sheet. 

Press down flat and bake at 350* for 20-30 minutes. 

Allow to cool completely before breaking the granola apart, you’ll get some nice, big clusters! Store granola in an airtight container.

Smoothie Bowl:

Blend 1 frozen Banana, 1/2 cup each of frozen strawberries and cauliflower, and 1/2 cooked beet with approximately 1/4 cup of milk or milk alternative. 

Adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder is a great addition!

Pour smoothie mixture into a bowl and top with granola.